EDITORIAL START GUN: Set the DAKARISTA's and f5 devotees freeeeee...! It's pre-event DAKAR time inmates... time to get ready for the January festival of sand, fesh fesh and cyber red-eye syndrome that we all know and love... yes f5olks - it's comin' at you at 500,000 megabytes per second... it's the one... the only... virtual F5 DAKAR 2018 by ADVRider.com TSC. Remember the good old days when the Dakar thread was impossible to keep up with. At times posts would come in faster than you could read them, even when you spent the whole day in that thread. It's still a challenge, but things have cooled down a bit since the high point of 2013. Here are the top threads in the racing forum in order of post count, all happen to be Dakar related. Remember, the vast majority of posts in the top threads happened over a short 2-3 week period surrounding the rally, not a year or many years like other top threads on ADV. There's a lot of rally passion in here!