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

Discussion in 'Racing' started by RhinoVonHawkrider, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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    Hey Steve,
    At present? 0.
    It is still OK, we have to live with that...
    See below.

    It's amazing what can be accomplished by Internet these days. At a fraction a minute we had a guy going to Suzuki's tent and traced a rider who was flying to San Diego through Vladimir. Mark was going to hand him three units and TheAntiPaul could swoop in another one to solve the problem. It seems nobody thought we could pull this through and they started the change.
    My thoughts on the riders, their units are quiet old, and not to be cocky, but nothing like the ones they had...
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  2. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    That is ridiculous. They are now going to run the dakar with old units and last minute wiring and switch setup? Can you send the units anyway?
  3. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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  4. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    I am looking forward to the madness...
    And as always would like to extend my gratitude to all who put in the hard work to keep the flow of information here so great.

    It seems every year there is a heartbreaking story of thievery. Just wanted to express my condolences to D in that regard. I think your fantastic engineering deserves the exposure at this great race.

    And as always absolutely amazing to see the good will of inmates here willing to step up and help. Respect to all!

    Happy new year all and bring on the F5ire!
  5. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    The bike is already parked waiting for january 2nd:

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  6. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Swapping everything is prudent even if you have sent it.
    I hope it all goes well.
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  7. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Hello everyone!! :wave

    Nice to see old faces and some new ones.

    Sorry to hear about the drama 640Armageddon :waysad
  8. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Really like the front of this Yamaha
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  9. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    #91 Nicolas Cardona from Venezuela


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  10. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    tires? XCMH's?
    seems like they're not the normal Michelins. Maybe just for the short stage prologue?
  11. nry

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    :wave

    Hi Neil !

    I know this look, I received it many times at school :rofl
    Good one for a caption contest :D

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  12. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer Supporter

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    Glad you could join us. Welcome back to the chaos.
  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  14. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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  15. nry

    nry .

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    Too many "geezers" knocking around.
    I reckon those HRC bike mats would look good in my garage though :D
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  16. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Can anyone tell me if Oliver pain is racing?

    He was a great rider a few years ago and one who I really had the wherewith all to ride that ghetto Yamaha ( as it was) to the podium.

    Alas he didn't :(
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  17. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    First hi fender new style 450 rally Ktm I've seen

    Tbh the lowboy front fender has grown on me
  18. nry

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    Yep he is.
  19. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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  20. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    Isn't it true that many teams run a high fender when heavy mud is anticipated on a stage?