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Old 01-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question So, what can we do better next year -- Dakar Coverage?



While it's fresh in your minds, what can we do better/different/more next year?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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While it's fresh in your minds, what can we do better/different/more next year?
Throw a sticky on every sub forum to announce the official thread. Maybe have a designated sub-forum just for the month or two leading up to it, during, and for one month or so after.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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DOnate more to Baldy and RAllyRaidio.

maybe sponsor a Dakar F5 reporting team to go and chase down the important info

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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Elevate JMLATVANAFAN to F5 god status & make sure he is on board for 2013
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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Elevate JMLATVANAFAN to F5 god status & make sure he is on board for 2013
+ a Gazillion
that dude was seriously an invaluable asset



Also

take up a collection so I can take off 14 days

scratch that

take up a collection so Packmule, Bluebull, and TSC can take off 14 days to follow the rally and do live 1 on 1 reporting from checkpoints and the bivoac

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:28 AM   #6
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Elevate JMLATVANAFAN to F5 god status & make sure he is on board for 2013
-personally, that made all the diff from past years coverage, together with the radio interviews.

cant thank JMLATVANAFAN and other contributers enough.

My first exposure to Eurosport and I loved the behind the scene's stories -more of those would be oober great!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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I also found myself more intrigued with the car battle and Robbie Gordon than the motorcycles which is wierd for a motocicle nut like my
self. so I would like to also hear updates from the Gordon or other USA racer camps, not just the bikes.

So as has already been said. There HAS to be a way of funding a USA roving reporting contingent. If you have heard of On The Throttle TV http://www.onthethrottle.com/ , they are a couple of Utah based roadracing fans with dedicated interest in it just like us adv riding freaks who were fed up with the lack of roadracing coverage on American tv. They went out and did something about it and have done a wonderufl job with it! From just two guys roving around Miller Motorsports Park http://millermotorsportspark.com/
doing their own reporting to what you see above on their site with collaborations all over the roadracing world. There's no reason why it can't be done on the advriding/rally side at the same level.


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-personally, that made all the diff from past years coverage, together with the radio interviews.

cant thank JMLATVANAFAN and other contributers enough.

My first exposure to Eurosport and I loved the behind the scene's stories -more of those would be oober great!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Better? You're kidding. You have rocked this thing all the way home.
During the Baja, I literally walked a game trail into my carpet (no worries, it was old and had to get ripped out anyway ) but during the 2012 Dakar, you saved my new floor. Despite the fact the TV coverage was spotty as usual and I spent more time searching for decent live on-line feeds than anything else, I managed not to go (more) insane simply because of the outstanding coverage you provided and the reassuring radio-call ins I knew I could count on-it was simply fabulous.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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While it's fresh in your minds, what can we do better/different/more next year?
at first glance I thought it said

"While it's fesh in your minds, what can we do better/different/more next "


I think theres not much available to improve on
repetitive negative posts kinda took a little away from it although I agreed with 70% of them
they were still an essential part of the experience but some horses were beat too much
not much you can do about that though I suppose
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #10
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You guys did an awesome job. I just wish we had more American speaking tv coverage or teach us all Spanish so we can understand what coverage we can stream. On a lighter note you could always take me with you guys...LOL
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #11
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I think having a Rally specific sub-forum would be nice. Also, instead of one huge mega-thread, separate it into one that is moto-specific, and one that is car-specific. As much as I liked keeping up with the cars, it gave the thread a different feel.
Overall, though, coverage was fantastic.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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Seed more fabricated stories to the networks.

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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I have one thought, and it's about Rally Radio. Not being quite sure how Rally Radio is set up, this may or may not work.

It seemed that a highlight of the two weeks was hearing Ned and the others checking in. For me, it gave a feeling of being closer and more involved.

I'm wondering, Can Rally Radio be set up so lots of other competitors can log, or call into their account, then leave their message so their own family and friends, and of course the F5 Team, can click on it and listen? Maybe have a directory of sorts.


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Old 01-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #14
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- Ned's calls were about the best part IMO this year. We got to have a daily report from the privateer side of things that we do not get through the regular media. It would be nice if we could find a way to get even more people on board with that... If we throw a few $ at it to help cover the satellite phone calls and if we are enough we may be able to get great insider information. Plus if there is another Deadly99 next year maybe he can be the one roaming the bivouac and getting people to call in...
- Fire hose thread is awesome, it is hard to keep up with but it is neat to see everybody that stumble across some information, that has not been posted, putting it out there.
- Was not a good year to be french but maybe next year will be different if Gordon and Cody lead the rally
- I love the breath of knowledge you, Troy, Doyle, Flood to name a few have years of experience following the Dakar and well verse in the rules and previous happening of similar events to enlighten us on what is going on!


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Old 01-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #15
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- ned's calls were about the best part imo this year. ..... Find a way to get even more people on board with that...
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