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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
It's going to be cool to see Johnny Campbell at...

It's going to be cool to see Johnny Campbell at the Dakar again. :freaky

One more sign of Robby's maturity and determination for this year. He's realizing that there is a benefit to a good...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Rubby Gordon really does not believe in middle...

Rubby Gordon really does not believe in middle management. :huh
Micro-managing and racing such a big project will task anyone's capacity.

Their support truck is really cool.
Although, it makes...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
HRC made only one mistake and that is not hiring...

HRC made only one mistake and that is not hiring the F5-Rally Tragics consultancy team. :gerg





Joking aside, do they really not know or realize all this stuff about the Dakar race that's...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Another instant hit, mate. :freaky That's the...

Another instant hit, mate. :freaky
That's the most G-rated mention of Hugo Payen that's been seen. :wink:


P.S.
I hope your sanity can take all the porn reference in a kiddie song. :D
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Ha! Another statement that can be taken out of...

Ha! Another statement that can be taken out of context. :D
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
When you think about Coma's wording (although,...

When you think about Coma's wording (although, never clear in English) in the recent interviews, it does leave room to speculate.
He probably acknowledges the challenge from the young loons, but...
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
My favorite type of gambler. Care to...

My favorite type of gambler.



Care to put some hard currency to those predictions, mate? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 28,510
Posted By Balkan Boy
Barry, What Goldentyres did you get? I...

Barry,

What Goldentyres did you get?
I like them, and I hope to try out the entire (enduro) line.
So far I've used 214 and 213 for the rocky terrain around here.

Will you be doing a review...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Maybe the three wheels on the ground in every...

Maybe the three wheels on the ground in every corner is some sort of tire saving strategy.
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
http://i.imgur.com/bS5OHBj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bS5OHBj.jpg
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Now that's a funny line. :rofl

Now that's a funny line. :rofl
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Wow … The budget for hats must have been infinite...

Wow … The budget for hats must have been infinite in this project.

At least there is one truism in this video: Camions will try to run over bikers. :D


P.S,
Is the pink(ish) lake a tiny...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Toby Price is another one of the Sunderland and...

Toby Price is another one of the Sunderland and Barreda variety: mad.
I can't comprehend where they find so much skill and confidence.

I expect at least half the stages to be won by those three....
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Balkan Boy
Polish Nightmare. :clap He's a machine. He even...

Polish Nightmare. :clap
He's a machine. He even seems better then ever. :huh

Track was actually pretty unimpressive. Way too much tires and very little rocks.
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Balkan Boy
Only racing worth watching. :gun1

Only racing worth watching. :gun1
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Balkan Boy
Is anyone else watching this?? Commitment...

Is anyone else watching this??

Commitment from the riders is crazy :huh:eek1
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Balkan Boy
It's starting! Track was very interesting...

It's starting!

Track was very interesting last year. I haven't seen it yet, but it should be good.
Lineup is fantastic. There are maybe two or three great riders who aren't there.
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
F5 idealist

Solid guess-work gentlemen.
Three pages in a night. :D

Although, with the pace (possibly?) being so hot in Autos and Motos, someone in the top ten contenders must burn out.
Due to mere chance,...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
I'm going to say this before Robbie Gordon says...

I'm going to say this before Robbie Gordon says something stupid and makes an ass of himself.

He really has a good shot this year, and I would like to see him win.
He has plenty of experience by...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Well, when Marc Coma says someone is a future...

Well, when Marc Coma says someone is a future Dakar winner :pope
Forum: Racing 12-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Hey Sparrowhawk, Did you bring enough of...

Hey Sparrowhawk,

Did you bring enough of whatever you're on for the whole class? :freaky
Forum: Racing 12-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
JayBo, You can see here how Guy Martin (TT...

JayBo,
You can see here how Guy Martin (TT racer) made a hypoxic chamber in his house to train for the Pikes Peak hill climb.
@19min http://youtu.be/-kw2YBOnhho?t=19m20s
There's also a bit...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Competitors will be most effected by the...

Competitors will be most effected by the altitude, but they are the only who are supremely fit, to use the technical term. :wink:
What about every other person in the organization who are probably...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Who is riding this anorectic girl? It'll be...

Who is riding this anorectic girl?
It'll be interesting to see how it goes.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RHVeLywPN3c/VHLcnGtVEMI/AAAAAAAAEfg/A1YQBA3WzOE/w800-h532-no/dakar_15_072.jpg
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
A single oddball among all those vehicles ...

A single oddball among all those vehicles
...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
I seem to remember reading that the Eco race...

I seem to remember reading that the Eco race doesn't come out all that cheeper in the end. Maybe a few thousands less then the Dakar. It's somewhere in the last year's thread.
Freight should be...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Juggernaut

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10349061_995543047137899_7877713853223958792_n.jpg?oh=d6a64b9409b9e50ee64f1b672328b5eb&oe=54E21CDB&__gda__=1427995057_3fbdaab576cd3227df...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
^^^^ I agree with Jenny. This...

^^^^
I agree with Jenny.



This especially.
That's why I plan to join ASO and get paid to do the Dakar.
Catering department or helicopter pilot, witcherver pays best. :D
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
In my view, biggest downside to the motorhomes...

In my view, biggest downside to the motorhomes and other convenience in the bivouac is that is very exclusive.
Can you imagine hauling an RV or even a caravan from Europe, Asia or North America on...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Wow, what a document. :eek1 It's even in...

Wow, what a document. :eek1
It's even in English!

AdvRider should start charging access during the Dakar. :wink:
Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
My favorite category: Truck carrying trucks. :D ...

My favorite category: Truck carrying trucks. :D

http://pictures.truckfan.nl/origineel/r/renault/36837-magnum-4th-gen-renault.jpg
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Last year there was some guy who took about a...

Last year there was some guy who took about a million of great photos from Le Havre.
It'd be great if he's there again and someone could dig it up.
It could be on some German car forum, but I don't...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
… Don't worry Cyril, I'll be leaving tracks for...

… Don't worry Cyril, I'll be leaving tracks for you every morning .... :freaky
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
How about some pie charts of nationalities, age...

How about some pie charts of nationalities, age and previous Dakar experience?


Go on, you'll enjoy it when it's done. :D
http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2015/us/rider/rider-list-bikes.html#ancre
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 74,269
Posted By Balkan Boy
Here's a fun fact from the start list: ...

Here's a fun fact from the start list:

Berglund family of Sweden has more entrants then the USA.

:rofl
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 665,075
Posted By Balkan Boy
It should be said that the RVs and motorhomes...

It should be said that the RVs and motorhomes weren't ASO's plan. Situation and geography is a big part of this. PanAmericana highway made this type of Bivouac possible.
One could say that they...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,437
Posted By Balkan Boy
I'm not sure if this is from the fesh-fesh...

I'm not sure if this is from the fesh-fesh sections, but it's probably a filter used for less then a few hours. :huh

http://i59.servimg.com/u/f59/18/25/03/82/10403010.jpg

Pierre Rennet used 25...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 665,075
Posted By Balkan Boy
That Peugeot is primed to take the place in my...

That Peugeot is primed to take the place in my heart as the most bad-ass Dakar car in the past 10-15 years. :raabia:gun1
Forum: Racing 11-15-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 665,075
Posted By Balkan Boy
You have a point, but I think ASO requires you to...

You have a point, but I think ASO requires you to participate in a few road book rallies in the previous year.
Bike maintenance and marking the road book late at night is a discipline that one must...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 665,075
Posted By Balkan Boy
Here's Cesare at the Oz Safari a month ago: ...

Here's Cesare at the Oz Safari a month ago:
(@3:25)
http://youtu.be/vsWnYnW2fyU?list=UUvJWHR5ngl5RjEGbp6Cg2dQ


Good on him. He seems like a modest guy.
That must be a telephone call that will...
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