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Old 01-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #1951
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There has always been lots of buying and selling within the bivouac, I'm positive their point is you can't bring stuff in for the race, and sell it to non racers.

Re: Luis using the bracelet- that's awesome. That guy embodies the Dakar spirit to me.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #1952
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What desert is that called down there?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #1953
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Re: Luis using the bracelet- that's awesome. That guy embodies the Dakar spirit to me.
Kemal may be gone, but his spirit rides with Luis, methinks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #1954
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I don't recall in the rules if you allowed to carry fuel in portable tanks??
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #1955
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Atacama desert, at least that's what it is in Chile.


Hey, what's that thing hanging from Nasser's car? Is it an illegal intake wind scoop that acts like a turbo? :) Or maybe a moto swatter?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #1956
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Atacama desert, at least that's what it is in Chile.


Hey, what's that thing hanging from Nasser's car? Is it an illegal intake wind scoop that acts like a turbo? :) Or maybe a moto swatter?
One of his 'mudflaps', only hanging by its tether, I think.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #1957
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Kemal may be gone, but his spirit rides with Luis, methinks.

Hope he gets some rest, somehow.



Talk about mudflaps, my buggies got em


Hey I just heard a rumor that approx 50 out of 440 vehicles that started are out on day 2. Thats between 1/8 and 1/9 of the field on the first real day, right? That means they've almost been decimated, in the strict sense of the word.

THey're flogging em!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #1958
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Kemal may be gone, but his spirit rides with Luis, methinks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #1959
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What desert is that called down there?
From Eurosport, I think they called it "Dunas de Ica"
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #1960
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Atacama desert, at least that's what it is in Chile.


Hey, what's that thing hanging from Nasser's car? Is it an illegal intake wind scoop that acts like a turbo? :) Or maybe a moto swatter?
1000 euros if you leave a tire or wheel on course.....wonder if they fine you for other parts??
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #1961
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can't stop thinking about the hrc gas issue.
how is it possible to invest so much in the dakar and have this kind of problem?
how many liters has a ktm or a huskvarna?
can they blew it like this?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #1962
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webventure photos stage 2 up!

webventure.com.br updated with stage 2 photos! everything has been posted over in the Dakar 2013 Media thread.


#49 - PABLO RODRÍGUEZ (ARG)



#47 - MAREK DABROWSKI (POL)



#30 - JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG)



#49 - PABLO RODRÍGUEZ (ARG)



#63 - LAURENT LAZARD (URY)



#168 - LYNDON POSKITT (GBR)



#422 - VARELA REINALDO (BRA)



#305 - JOAN (NANI) ROMA (ESP) / MICHEL PÉRIN (FRA)



#300 - NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (QAT) / LUCAS CRUZ (ESP)



#514 - RENÉ KUIPERS (NLD) / PETER VAN EERD (NLD) / MOI TORRALLARDONA (ESP)



as always, everything has been posted over in the Dakar 2013 Media thread.
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So what happened to the "Big Nasty Hillclimb" for Stage 2 start I heard about yesterday? Is that the 7km they chopped off the course today? I didn't see any pictures of a huge hillclimb.

I guess a few did go off steep slip-faces and get injured out of the race. Those slip-faces are evil in the dunes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #1964
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Have you ever had an intense period in your life where the sensation of time became non-linear? That's how Dakar feels. Even though it's only Day 2, the extended buildup, and the organization that came together in the days before the start, the people who are a part of the race are already settling into a timeless feeling, where everything you can remember is the race and everything you can foresee is the race. You are part of a living breathing moving thing, and it is all consuming.

The rhythm of the bivouac is very simple. Its strength comes not from what is done there, but from what is not done there- anything not related to getting thru the next day, to going fast. Morning comes early, a mediocre meal at the food tent, getting dressed, and trying to wrap your head around the details of the day- how many K's to gas, the GPS code, start time and liaison details. The liaison begins, and it's a beautiful ride, and a beautiful chance to reflect, all alone in the helmet.

Then there's the special. You'll get there a little early, refill your drink bladder, eat some food, prep your goggles and let the pre-race jitters build. The first few days are the worst, but it never becomes normal to leave on the stage. A million what-ifs bounce around while you try to pee. I watched Marc Coma attempt to pee on 7 different bushes last year, so it's not just me... eventually you are off, and the worries fade. Now you're doing what you love, what you came to do, what you've dreamed of. It feels like where you should be, because it is.

When you finish the special, it's a huge feeling of relief and elation... but it doesn't last long, because now there's work to do. There's another liaison, finding your team in the bivouac, and getting ready for tomorrow. A long time ago is measured in hours, the farthest ahead you can see is tomorrow.
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