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Old 01-11-2012, 09:32 AM   #826
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Peterhansel won 6 Dakar events on a motorcycle in the 90's, he's well versed in racing both cars and bikes. That "hit" was merely a nudge at idling speed while crossing a quickly flowing, and deep, river. It could have been a poor calculation of where his fender ended, a result of water unweighting the car and forcing him down stream a bit, or trying to make the exit point without hitting the bank. I guarantee it wasn't a purposeful act.

I've met the man...he's a compassionate person. Whether it was his idea, or that of the ASO, an apology seems like the proper conclusion to an unfortunate situation.

I agree with Tim, it's not safe for bikes and four wheeled vehicles to race together. Unfortunately it's an inherent risk you assume when competing in an event like this one.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #827
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Another scenic drive across the Atacama

We beat Ned to Ariica by two hours so we're chilling at a restaurant on the beach. Corona tastes good after our "hard day"

I see Ned finished the special

Ten down and four to go

Tonight we do our customs, etc in the bivouac as we cross into Peru tomorrow. Given its a long day today anf Ned has a 250 km liasson to the camp it will likely be a late night tonight.

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #828
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How about moto remember Pichon..how about Pourcell...keep them there thanks.. I am part French also.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #829
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The French just have this annoying ability to be very good at motor sports.

Loeb has ruled the WRC for the last, oh, 8 years.

Not to knock Loeb or any other french driver, but do you think they would be as good as they were if it was not for what they were driving???

On the other note thanks Ted for the inside incite to the race cant wait for the book nice to know things are going good for you and the boys (girlfriend thing)
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #830
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Another scenic drive across the Atacama

We beat Ned to Ariica by two hours so we're chilling at a restaurant on the beach. Corona tastes good after our "hard day"

I see Ned finished the special

Ten down and four to go

Tonight we do our customs, etc in the bivouac as we cross into Peru tomorrow. Given its a long day today anf Ned has a 250 km liasson to the camp it will likely be a late night tonight.

Goi!!! Ned Go!!!
Sounds like a great time...
sorry for the dumb question but what is the liasson.?..he has to ride 250km to another section.?..
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #831
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Sounds like a great time...
sorry for the dumb question but what is the liasson.?..he has to ride 250km to another section.?..
Each stage has three parts. A liasion, the special, and then another liason to the bivouac. Only the special is timed.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:03 AM   #832
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I think the French are good because they are just good.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #833
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Ned's girlfriend is French, and she's awesome.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #834
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Each stage has three parts. A liasion, the special, and then another liason to the bivouac. Only the special is timed.
Thanks..

How long is the special compared..100km and up..?..depending on the day..?

I have seen many guys complain about terrain in the Berkshires around here.. I couldn't imagine racing and just riding for that many days..!!. Just Amazing..
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #835
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Let's not turn this into a language war.
People are people, accidents happen, asshats are everywhere and speak all languages.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #836
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Let's not turn this into a language war.
People are people, accidents happen, asshats are everywhere and speak all languages.

True that! I'm German and an asshat.

Schnell, schnell, Ned!!!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #837
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Hey Ted, during the Peru Marathon stage, you guys will have a "day off". Don't forget to try the Pisco Sours, you may give up the cervezas.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #838
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Sorry to be ignorant . . .

. . . but can someone tell me briefly what a "marathon" stage means? It sounds like riders are on their own for maintenance - ? but when? During the day? Overnight? Would love to know the game plan . . . Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #839
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. . . but can someone tell me briefly what a "marathon" stage means? It sounds like riders are on their own for maintenance - ? but when? During the day? Overnight? Would love to know the game plan . . . Thanks.
They are alone for the nite, in a separate camp from support vehicles .
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