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Old 01-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #1966
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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?
I thought I read 34-35L in most bikes HRC are only carrying 30L The EFI would make them a little more efficient It doesn't appear they did enough deep sand fuel testing...sounds right...But I'm only a internet genius
Looks a lot steeper tomorrow
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #1967
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Kemal may be gone, but his spirit rides with Luis, methinks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #1968
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I bet i am the first rider in the history of Dakar to have online internet assistance team!!!! :p Thank you so much Advrider forum guys for finding me a set of new mousse!!!!!

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #1969
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Have you ever had an intense period in your life where the sensation of time became non-linear? .....




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Old 01-06-2013, 06:12 PM   #1970
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So today after 2 full days of action the Dakar Android app decides to get an update... you would think they would have it all up to date and ready to roll Pre Dakar-Mania!
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #1971
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Manuel has his new mousses in hand.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #1972
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #1973
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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.
Ned fantastic post!

Have you ever had an intense period in your life where the sensation of time became non-linear? That's how Dakar feels.

Very cool reading this knowing what you accomplished last year.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #1974
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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.
Ned, you really should write a book about your Dakar experience. I know I wouldn’t be the only one to snag a copy. You have a great writing style that brings the reader into the whole experience
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #1975
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Excellent News!!!!!!!!!!!!

He looks so happy....Like he just got a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #1976
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Got everyone's pm's for the Manny Mousse fund

I'll get back to ya tomorrow with paypal info

GO!!!! Manuel
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #1977
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Got everyone's pm's for the Manny Mousse fund

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He's going to need more than those two, I presume?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #1978
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Got everyone's pm's for the Manny Mousse fund

I'll get back to ya tomorrow with paypal info

GO!!!! Manuel
Cool!
Question from one with no experience with mousses: If he needed new ones after Day 2, how many more will he need?

Edit: Dang! 'd even on that!
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #1979
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #1980
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"Around the bivouac looking for used mousse to mount for tomorrow's stage :p"


Damn, if he isn't the closest I've ever seen to the definition of optimism
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