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Old 11-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #76
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Who's going to tuck us in?
I think I need to reread that contract I signed....

Tucking Bill in at night, riding in a truck with flaming wheels.....hmmmm.....I wonder what else was hidden in the fine print
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:18 AM   #77
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Jonah likes to cuddle.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #78
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I think I need to reread that contract I signed....

Tucking Bill in at night, riding in a truck with flaming wheels.....hmmmm.....I wonder what else was hidden in the fine print
You do know Charlie's actually a lawyer right?
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #79
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Jonah likes to cuddle.
After a bed time story Ted can make his way to Jonah...
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:59 AM   #80
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Easy does it, just read the contract and it looks like Charlie screwed you over Robb.... "All cuddle and tucking in of the racers will be done by the team manager"

Just reading the detailed route info from ASO and it might seem like its only Niles and Tim who get a break..

STAGE 11
Arica to Arequipa (Peru)
Liasson-171 km
Special-538 km

For the Dakar’s first day in their country, the Peruvians will be entitled to two special stages and additional kilometres for the motorcyclists. After a day spent switching between off-piste sections and areas interspersed with rivers, they will benefit from a moment of camaraderie : a specific bivouac will be set up for them before they continue exploring Peru. The concept, which had not been tried out again since the camp of Foum Zguid in Morocco during the 2007 Dakar, will also create a major obstacle which will affect the management of the race. The assistance vehicles will not be authorized in the maintenance area, where only the motorcyclists and quad riders will be able to help each other.

A bit tough to decipher but it sounds like we'll all be in the same bivouac but the riders are on their own for bike maintenance. Make sense?
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #81
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:38 PM   #82
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I think I need to reread that contract I signed....

Tucking Bill in at night, riding in a truck with flaming wheels.....hmmmm.....I wonder what else was hidden in the fine print
You have to paint Jonah's toenails.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #83
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You have to paint Jonah's toenails.

If I see Rainbow flags being set up at our site in the bivouac I'm gonna make a run for it, so if you see any footage of a big Canadian running across the Atacoma you know that things got weird and I'm on foot headed towards Lima


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Old 11-18-2011, 01:27 PM   #84
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Here's your flag...




Is this the one you were looking for?


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Old 11-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #85
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The concept, which had not been tried out again since the camp of Foum Zguid in Morocco during the 2007 Dakar, will also create a major obstacle which will affect the management of the race. The assistance vehicles will not be authorized in the maintenance area, where only the motorcyclists and quad riders will be able to help each other.[/I]
The way it was in Morocco in 2007 was that the normal bivouac held everyone (assistance and car and truck racers) but the bikes went elsewhere.. They had a small stuff sack they could pack what the needed, and were given a couple wool blankets to sleep with. It won't be too far away (within a 100 miles or so), and that's why they forbid assistance, because if they didn't, teams would drive there first, help their riders, then drive to the normal bivouac.

Now, if they do it the same this year? Who knows.
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The way it was in Morocco in 2007 was that the normal bivouac held everyone (assistance and car and truck racers) but the bikes went elsewhere.. They had a small stuff sack they could pack what the needed, and were given a couple wool blankets to sleep with. It won't be too far away (within a 100 miles or so), and that's why they forbid assistance, because if they didn't, teams would drive there first, help their riders, then drive to the normal bivouac.

Now, if they do it the same this year? Who knows.
Did they have to carry the stuff sack or was it transported for them via the organization?

Reading the day by day descriptions there looks to be a few brutal days......day one being one of them. An 800 km liaison . Damn! 800 km's on a 450 and a skinny seat. Freaking hard way to start a 14 day race

I was chatting with Ned the other day on the phone and mentioned that maybe a sheep skin for the day one liaison would be a wise idea and he says it's better to tough it out and start the process of "pain" and becoming numb....I've read a lot about this race over the years but the insider info I have been privilege to is making me even more in awe of what the racers will have to go through. Truly inspiring, I feel very lucky to be able to get the chance to sit on the sidelines and witness it first hand
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Reading the day by day descriptions there looks to be a few brutal days......day one being one of them. An 800 km liaison . Damn! 800 km's on a 450 and a skinny seat. Freaking hard way to start a 14 day race
Was speaking to Orfanos a few weeks back (driving up to the Serres race) and he had packed a pair of street tyres for a similar stage back in Spain in, oh, '06 or '07... also packed a one-piece street bike rain suit and bulky ski gloves for the stage IIRC... and I think he was on an XR400 back then...
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Did they have to carry the stuff sack or was it transported for them via the organization?
Carried by the organization.

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An 800 km liaison . Damn! 800 km's on a 450 and a skinny seat. Freaking hard way to start a 14 day race
Feck... 800kms for us too on Day 1. Looks like you'll get your Dakar truck driving cherry popped early.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:51 AM   #89
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Great Thread Ted!

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The way it was in Morocco in 2007 was that the normal bivouac held everyone (assistance and car and truck racers) but the bikes went elsewhere.. They had a small stuff sack they could pack what the needed, and were given a couple wool blankets to sleep with. It won't be too far away (within a 100 miles or so), and that's why they forbid assistance, because if they didn't, teams would drive there first, help their riders, then drive to the normal bivouac.

Now, if they do it the same this year? Who knows.

Oh My Golly~ You mean Cryril and Coma wont have hotels to sleep in that night??

I love it that they have brought back the marathon stage.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #90
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Feck... 800kms for us too on Day 1. Looks like you'll get your Dakar truck driving cherry popped early.



Noticed one other item of interest (in regards to the support route), looks like three nights for us in the Copiapo bivouac. Should make for a bit of a break for us in regards to driving, setting up and tearing down camp, etc
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