2016 Pre-DAKAR: arrival, START podium ceremony/PROLOGUE and LEG 0 liason thread

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  1. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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    May be another bike? :scratch :D
  2. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I just checked my wife's new Civic YEP it look the same!!!!
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  3. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Here's a photo tour of stage 7 part 1, in bolivia, as seen along the race course. There aren't any photos in the rougher sections of the course near the beginning, as it seems nobody travels there! Lots of long lost faint roads, HP, river crossings, and a little bit of dunes in the early parts of the stage.

    The start (DSS1) is in the wash far in the distance:
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    Well into the stage, after all the rough stuff, crossing this bridge left to right:
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    Village near the bridge:
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    Passing this mining village (Santa Ana) on the road above it:
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    Coming into the next mining village, Animas:
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    Lots of this along the way:
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    Heading up that twisty road after passing through mining village San Vicente:
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    It's treacherous in some places if you get off the road:
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    There's a lot of "ridge running" on this stage:
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    Typical road along the way:
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    Fun fun!
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    Through the badlands:
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    Stage 7 finish (ASS1), in the wash coming into Tapiza:
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  4. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    If pictures like this DONT sell motorbikes - what hope is there!
    phwar!
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  5. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short guy

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    The stage 7 pics look nice but what happens if they get another downpour? I think there might be a lot of enroute changes this year. It all depends on the weather. Those dry river beds might be full.
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  6. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    I'm interested to see what the Husky team strategy is and if there is any coordination with KTM. With only three riders, two experienced and a noob, do they have a hierarchy with Pablo and Ruben or will Ruben finally get to run free of WC duties? Will Pela sacrifice parts for a top KTM rider in need? Just a little more drama that makes this Dakar exciting.
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  7. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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    Yeah baby !!!:wings

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  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    The 450 Vstrom

    :1drink
  9. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    What's the different Yellow and White backgrounds
  10. BC61

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    Yellow = Elite riders/Pros
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  11. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Looks like you have a horse in this race :super

    GO!!!!!!! Max
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  12. Surf & Moto

    Surf & Moto Been here awhile

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    From Tom Coronel Youtube
    "360 video buggy ride Coronel Dakar 2016 first meters! Tilt or swipe your phone or drag your mouse and look around!"
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  13. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    To all those posting photos THANK YOU!!!!!! Your making my day and night.
  14. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Troy: Thanks so much:wings for all the work you put into the first few posts of the F5irehose thread there is a ton of great info there and I have sent a few dakar noob friends the link as a pre-race primer. :y0! The one heads up is that the linked route map image in the 1st post shows the race starting in Lima :-)
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  15. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    #26 (yellow background) brazilian rider Jean Azevedo from Honda South America team!

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  16. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    Let's not forget that Miss Sainz did not race with an Elite (yellow background) number last year and made a number of Elite men look slow on her way to 9th place.
  17. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    This one image tells me Honda are here until they boss this event!
    Only I can't see KTM allowing them even a sniff!
    Something has to give!?!?!

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  18. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Is that clutch cover bigger than your standard clutch cover bear?

    That clutch looks ginormous
  19. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    B or C bike given non acerbis rally handguards?

    In fact is there a formalized Honda A and B team or is it simply a bomb run event for Honda at the start to see who gets into lead?
  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Throttle to the donkey
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