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Old 01-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #203
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Originally Posted by Bluebull2007 View Post
My friend and rally field observer ends his chase of the Dakar today at Tacna. Thanks Ryan for all your on the ground reports!

Ryan Illingworth (Facebook)

Today we have sadly left the Dakar after 5 amazing days following the race. We have arrived in a city called Tacna which is on the border of Peru and Chile. The competitors have and are busy passing through the border to continue the rally in Chile for a day then they pass into Argentina. The highlight of today was riding a few hundred kms with Riaan Van Niekerk and Darryl Curtis. Wayne and I took turns videoing the scenery and the riders and then the most amazing thing happened - while Wayne was filming, Darryl took his camera and filmed himself and us! Awesome stuff to have a top Dakar competitor having fun with us. Hopefully Wayne will be able to post the video on his blog.
Tomorrow the focus changes completely to relaxed touring and playing tourist tourist. with Wayne Whiffler.

From Darryl Curtis (Facebook) two hours ago - The Briefing in Arica.
Originally Posted by Flanny View Post
One of Patrick before I hit the hay for the night..

Nighty-night folks...gotta rest for the marathon stage...

Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA
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