2018 DAKAR RALLY COVERAGE a.k.a. firehose thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    So maybe to an extent the same as the main event - but how many riders really go there seriously expecting to compete for a win, rather than just the finishers medal?

    Races within races :thumb
  2. thn

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    Don't know about you but trucks are my second fav category to watch after bikes.

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    wheelstanddream n00b

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  4. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    And what does the third man do in a truck? Derooy is holding down something like 4th outright in his truck in that other race. Frigging madness!! :clap

    Hearing mutterings that britnell still has fork issues, a change of forks would hoist him out of mm if I understand the regs.
  5. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Engineer I believe?
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    squadraquota mostly harmless

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    Engineer/mechanic, whatever name one prefers. A guy savvy at throwing a spanner.

    Truck=3 guys for the job
    Car=2 guys for the job
    Bike= well, we all can do the math, don't we? :photog
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    pebble35 Long timer

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  8. thn

    thn TE610

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    HINO team is the only 2 man crew in trucks i think.
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  9. solitary1

    solitary1 Been here awhile

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  10. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Or muscle, when it comes to recovery or wheel change :lol3
  11. mcguyver

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    He is becoming a household name. I have been sharing all the vids on Facebook and today a friend who would never watch Dakar, said to me. " How cool,is that Lyndon bloke". She thinks he's cute too.
  12. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Damn, pebble, dunno whether to congratulate you or recommend a psychiatrist... love it!
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    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Nah Meo and Walkner are water carrier for Toby
  14. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Hmmm, big call xr. Walkner maybe, meo's there to pace set.

    And probably just 205'd myself.
  15. too old

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    :jack:jack:jack
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    The Austrian? - even funnier :thumb:lurk
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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    He'd be fine if he paid for a spare set of fork legs to be carried in a truck.
  18. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Who's your call today too old? Bambam?
  19. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Marathon stage (assuming he starts with existing set) the forks are marked, if he can change them before marking all good. Or I could be making up the marathon bit but forks are definitely marked and a change puts you into super prod.

    What's the intel on what's happening for Scott?
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  20. too old

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