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

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

  1. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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    C.S.Santosh All the best buddy, keep it moving.

    To the whole Dakar Team - All the Best & a very Happy New Year.... you all are the best, with the best machines. Let time roll and Be safe and ride hard
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  2. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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  3. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  4. DaveRMS

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    Can't do a pic here from phone, but we got a good downpour today. Started raining just as soon as we emptied the truck out to re-pack. Luckily nothing too soggy as we had the tent up. Just a mad dash to affix the sides and keep it all off the ground.

    Ian and Scott are ready to GO!!! Phil and I looking forward to the groove of daily bivouac life and the long quiet drives--like the 1000km service route one day in the book.

    Service team briefing tonight at 8. Riders meeting tomorrow at 10, IIRC.

    Time for a quick nap ;-)

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  6. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  8. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Hello f5boys and f5girls, I have been off the grid for months, too much going on in my life right now... I'll be watching from the back seats this year, I don't expect January to be any easier on me... Nice to see all the usual faces (avatars) keeping the f5lame and the traditions... I have a lot to catch up, this is literally my first update on this year's Dakar, I just saw the route and will go through the competitors list after posting this..

    Dakar 2016, here we go!!!
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  9. Balkan Boy

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    (is that Etiene Lavigne being modest in the middle of the front row)
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    No lo veo...
  13. Bonezjones

    Bonezjones Hairball

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    Has there ever been an American to finish in the Malle Moto class?

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  14. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    It was only decided as a no go 2 weeks ago and really there aren't many options out there as HRC have signed them all up :D - nevertheless KTM have a strong team of 5 including Laia, plus the HQ boys and an open policy until the race pans out, so they should be ok - no weaker, but maybe not as strong as they could have been :thumb
  15. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Hmmm, Dakar app says the Official event starts in 1.5 hours, but that would be 8pm BA time, no? Doubt they are starting riders at night. When would be F5 FiTH?
  16. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I've gotten conflicting start times, but it's tomorrow from the podium at either 11 or 1130.
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  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    "LEG 0": Saturday 02 Jan: Start podium in Buenos Aires / Prologue / Liaison to Bivouac "0" in proximity to Rosario

    The competitors are timed over a distance which is long enough to separate them into a logical starting order for the next day, but not really long enough to talk about a first day of competition. The mini-special section and the liaison section to the light bivouac of Rosario should not cause any damage... unless drivers are really unlucky and/or reckless!

    F5ire in the Hole for SS1 (on Sunday January 03) is the 227 km special stage from Rosario to Villa Carlos Paz

    ... all clear now?
  18. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Maybe 8:00pm BA time is when the man takes the podium and welcomes all the riders. I can't wait! :lurk
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    335 km liaison then the prologuue....no firehose love for the important 11 km ss?
  20. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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