F5 constituency - 2020 Saudi DAKAR Rally - Official ADV coverage thread. Jan 5th - 16th

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  1. troy safari carpente

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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    OFFICIAL ADVRider/F5 2020 Saudi DAKAR coverage thread...

    HERE is where the f5 dakar-ista's of the ADVRider RACING forum can congregate to follow this years DAKAR rally in Saudi Arabia.

    The move by ASO to relocate the event from South America has sparked mixed responses and opinions from many supporters and followers of the DAKAR - the world over - in the last 10 months... polarizing many of of us. However... the decision HAS been made... and the 2020 DAKAR will go ahead in the KSA.

    At this point in time I would like to remind and encourage all of the forum members that CHOOSE to follow the course of the rally here, as a GUEST of ADVRider.com to please show restraint and courtesy with regards to GIVING PRIORITY to the competitors and sporting progress/results of the competition as well as the interest social/geographical aspects that surround the rally.

    This forum is NOT a platform for comment about the religious, ideological, cultural/social or political aspects of the host nation... and will not be entertained. If you wish to follow and discuss the rally competition - HERE is the place... If you want to push other agenda's... respectfully, please go elsewhere.

    Infringements of this will not be tolerated; if in the case that it becomes merely a chore to constantly weed out the religious and political banter... the thread will simply be closed by the moderator staff. Thank you.

    So... to get back to the sporting matters at hand;

    The ADVRider.com RACING FORUM virtual DAKAR f5irehose... has in recent years been one of the premier places upon the internet/social media, where rally enthusiasts can monitor and follow the progress of the DAKAR Rally - in real time. HOWEVER, the F5 experience is as much about what you put in... as what you get out of it... :1drink

    F5 Paraphrased: "Remember; ask not what the forum can do for you... :brow consider what you can do for the forum..." :nod

    To ALL of our "old hands" at the f5 collective... please contribute links etc. that will form the architecture for our annual DAKAR coverage frenzy... it is a team effort after all...

    In the meantime... keep playing in the pre-event speculation and preparation thread - while we get all the f5 ducks lined up and in order (I will lift over the relevant links and posts etc. where possible - from the pre-event thread), so we are all ready to go on January 5th.

    Good luck to one and all for a safe, competitive and enthralling 2020 Saudi DAKAR Rally. :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup

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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Global TV coverage - DAKAR 2020

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    Here are a few of the usual bookmarks: courtesy of @BalkanBoy

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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ENTRY LIST pdf. DAKAR 2020

    https://www.dakarmania.cz/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20-dakar-entry-list.pdf

    Regulations DAKAR 2020

    https://www.dakar.com/en/the-competitors/practical-information/regulation

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    Tutorial on how to pull up the "bubbles" display on Mischa's tracker.nl site...

    A)
    Go to the website www.trackingdakar.nl

    B)
    Select Waypoints

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    C) Select the Waypoint at which you wish to check the Rider's position on the ground

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    D) Click the Name of the rider(s) whose position on the ground you wish to check:

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    E) Viola!!!!

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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    2020 DAKAR route

    https://www.dakar.com/en/overall-route

    THE KINGDOM OF SAND
    The route of the first edition of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia explores the vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East. The drivers and crews will be facing a total of 7,500 km, including 5,000 km of specials, five of them longer than 450 km. In a country where the desert is king, 75% of the rally will be over sand… all types of sand.

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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Sunday January 5: SS1 Jeddah > Al Wajh 752 km total | 319 km

    https://www.dakar.com/en/stage-1/bike

    The opening stage is far from a stroll in the park. It features everything that makes up this rally in quick succession: fast, winding, dunes, stones.
    With all this variety, this first stage is not to be underestimated.

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    SPECIAL N°1
    319 KM
    BIKE

    SS1 1ST MOTO START [GMT +3] 07:20 (f5ire in the hole time! :D)
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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    The first MOTO riders are on the transit to the DSS for SS1 now....

    It's early pre-dawn on the 5th of January in Saudi Arabia:lurk....

    so time to get the F5 show on the road for DAKAR 2020...

    Just over an hour to blast off at 07:20 - local Saudi time... :clap:D
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    Stage one has begun! Go Wolfey!!
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    Hello Everyone. :wave
    Hope to be following this through to the end but I fear work & travel is going to get in the way.

    All the best to all the riders! Hope we get to see some really amazing landscapes and riding.
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    keepshoveling DNF

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    His IG post about getting a haircut was beautiful.

    good luck to everyone running it this year!

    fingers crossed that shorty or brabec can bring home a trophy.
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    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    Continuing the discussion about the marked road books. I dont like it either but I would be grateful not having to mark one up! The playing field is equalized and everyone either has to adapt, or simply ride to the road book (ie. a little slower).

    I do feel for the guys who cant see red though! :lol3
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    https://gaps.dakar.com/2020/dakar/aso/ukie

    It is a reverse order start for the top 25 seeded riders for this first stage... with #1 Toby Price off at the back of the seeded "elite riders".

    All eyes on the gaps.dakar.com tracker at the moment... Mischa has promised to let me know when his dakartracker is on the beam...
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    Can you mark up the road book at the side of the road? Take a few minutes to save hours of mistakes?
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    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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    Let’s get this thing going!
    Get it Angelo.
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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    A few minutes?

    Obviously you have never done it...

    The roll is anywhere up to 50 pages of notes... in a scroll... wound up in the RB holder...

    not something you would attempt on the roadside in the pre-dawn dark.... sorry.
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