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Old 01-10-2013, 12:46 AM   #5716
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rolled out of the bivouac feeling like crap this morning... luckily sue to the prep last night i only have 20 pages to catch up on.... now where's me french dictionary for the F4 coverage....
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #5717
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Sports coverage in Europe tends to be better than the US which is rather humorous considering Hollywood is on the cutting edge of entertainment. If there is commercial interruptions somehow the Euro's figured out to use picture in picture for commercials so you can watch the event without missing a lap and they can get paid for showing the commercial. It is rocket science to US networks.

In some places during F1 races there were no commercials.

Well, the US has been economically more successful because the general premiss is the dollar is king and it rules all. This in turn has led to the soul being lost in many things. Think of the cars from the late '70's until probably a decade or so ago. Even currently the best looking American cars tend to be modernized copies of hot cars from the '60's and early '70's.

Many immigrants I've met are surprised at the priorities in the States. Again, economic dominance is at a cost of leisure and worker security. Life is full of trade offs.

Sorry! Don't want to take this great coverage in the wrong direction.

ADVrider is an example of the revolution occurring and we are lucky to be wise to it... or maybe we are just wiser then most. You choose.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:22 AM   #5718
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:26 AM   #5719
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what?? 22 pages, almost an hour, and only 2 posts added to the f5irehose???

think the F5 trackers must be off!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:35 AM   #5720
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have to say there were a lot of well worded and well thought out posts over night - very insightful so thank you all...

even that one from bluebull about his plans for what sounded like a great party with that other guy, eunuch was it? hope you had fun, but be careful not to do anything to aggravate your injuries... he did sound gently though so you should be okay..
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:40 AM   #5721
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^^^ Day 5 was a good day for HRC... getting stronger as each day goes by... both bikes and team (the riders there was no doubt about) and you can bet they have a fistfull of data at each nite to file and review at a later date.

JC... what a great ambassador (and rider)- okay he's copped a bit of good natured flack (from me and others) for his cap and waterboy role... but the role he plays is important and he takes it seriously.

What a great candid interview he is... the one with him sitting in the middle of the desert the other day, in the shade of his bike with his boots off while waiting for his "care package" to arrive with SPEEDHL. that was just class, he looked like he was in the best place in the world... just kickin' it. The goofy bivouac commisary interviews, or the retrospective comments he gave about the Stage five ride (25th on the day... that baja like terrain he likes ).

I hope JC is involved with the HRC effort as it moves forward, he has so much to offer... not just as a rider.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:42 AM   #5722
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what?? 22 pages, almost an hour, and only 2 posts added to the f5irehose???

think the F5 trackers must be off!!
calm bef5ore the storm...

454 km's of special today, better hydrate, concentrate and keep that game f5ace straight... these ones sort the pretenders to throne right out...
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:44 AM   #5723
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have to say there were a lot of well worded and well thought out posts over night - very insightful so thank you all...

even that one from bluebull about his plans for what sounded like a great party with that other guy, eunuch was it? hope you had fun, but be careful not to do anything to aggravate your injuries... he did sound gently though so you should be okay..
That's f5 code for... "do you come here often...?"

isn't it?
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #5724
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Okay, maybe I'm getting impatient, but isn't Eurosport 1 supposed to have Dakar on RIGHT NOW! But it still ski jumping.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:47 AM   #5725
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Okay, maybe I'm getting impatient, but isn't Eurosport 1 supposed to have Dakar on RIGHT NOW! But it still ski jumping.

Polish ski jumpers... can't dakar with 'em... can't dakar without em...
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:48 AM   #5726
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Again, today's special, posted last night by redhat:

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The distances for the WP's tomorrow:


Start of the special @ 8:45 local
WP1 @ 38km
WP2 @ 64km
WP3&4 are a mess, and almost the same as the CP's
CP1 @ 116km
CP2 @ 132km
WP5 @ 164km
WP6 @ 229km, start of neutralisation
WP7 @ 326km, end of neutralisation
CP3 @ 438km
Finish @ 454km
We're on Chile/Argentina time now, 2 hours earlier:

Local time in Chile and Argentina

That means Casteu opens today's stage 3 hours from now.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:51 AM   #5727
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We should all be reminded to hit the Donate button at the bottom of the page to throw a few dollars toward keeping the lights on.
Thanks. I was wondering what I clicked on last year to do that.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #5728
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Still havent found time to catch up
But here is the email from INGO's wife

Hia everyone

I have to say...”third time is the charm” – well, for me that is.. I am finding this Dakar a lot less stress full than the last two. I have learnt NOT to hover over the waypoints till i see him through them... instead- i walk away and do other things- coming back in the time that i expect him to be showing up. Man it is working for me..
I do believe – I have found the Dakar fever cure ... J and saved myself a lot of heart beat skips/stops

Today’s stage – saw 156 bikers off... with 25 already dropped out. With Ingo is starting position 61 into a stage that could be described as a landscape of changes... with dunes... rocky tracks.. river beds and Valley’s.
274km of that being racing and 136km of connection route. One tends to forget how long and boring ( and tiring ) the long connections routes are for the guys. If you can remember .. Ingo finished Tuesday race stage @ 18h20 ( our time) and only phoned home 6 hours later...when he got into the biviac.
We all sigh a breath of relief once we see he is at the finish for the day.. forgetting, that he still has hours in the saddle before he can get off the bike and say he is actually finished for the day.
It’s one of Ingo’s “Dakar don’t likes” - the long ( speed limited) connection stages.

He phoned in just after 23h00- sounding chirpy and happy- saying it was a short but very tough stage.
He says the fesh fesh in the beginning was horrible- with the extra soft sand, knee deep. If his bike “dug in” to it, the whole wheel was under sand. “man it was hard” he kept saying.
The navigation was very tricky today.. trying to “catch the guys out” where ever they could. He says he lost a bit of time by taking on a mnt from the wrong side.. there was a short cut up the mountain.. which he didn’t see and struggled to get up it –then tackling the down side of it was hard.. very rocky.
But on the bright side..made up time on another mountain.. where it looked like most guys had taken the right hand side route.. he opted for the left- getting up it- in one shot. says he saw guys flipping their quads on that mountain (that’s how steep it was)

As in the previous Dakar’s with our dude.. his first fall was – well not even a fall.. he just tipped over- saying his legs are to damn short ( guess we aint solving that problem any time soon)
Says his famous boom bum problem’s way better today.. Doctored it and slept “in the nick” last night. mmmm am just thinking....., if one huge sand storm ever had to hit a biviac in the early hours of the morning taking tents with it..... am guessing it would be a sight for sore eyes ( and sore boom bums )

Orange service team is doing amazingly well so far... with David in overall 39th after today’s stage and Ingo 48th. (this is at 00h05...so can guess it will stay like this )

Stage 6 (Thursday) takes them on a 455km special stage through Chile- from Arica to Calama. Bikes starting 08h45. If i am not mistaken.. Chile is 2 hours ahead of Peru.. so take this in consideration when you want to start tracking. But pls double check..i am speaking under correction and sleep deprivation .

Yesterday- Brett Cummings (south African #89) dropped in positions after towing in his fellow team mate, Todd Smith for 28km of the race stage and then 130km of the connection stage. In doing this- almost blowing his own engine-he says it was the toughest stage so far. ( guess towing dead weight for 158km will take it out of you) but this just shows –team work.. sportsmanship... is what this race is all about.

Unfortunately i can’t give you any more Ingo info- as his sat phone credit run up in mid call-
Just that- all is well in Dakar Land for #101

Thumbs up and fingers crossed for #101
Proudly Namibian
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #5729
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G'moring all,

just to chime in over my first coffee after reading some excellent posts over the last 8 hours by Ned, Troy, Neil, Doyle, the lot of you. I love this place... it trully has become a second home.

I first came to ADV in '05 with a differnet handle, as "someone", I had just bought one of the first 300 superdukes and set up a small community called superduke.net (inspired by multistrada.net), confining myself to the Road warriors section...



The Dakar was always a fascination, ever since one of my early days riding buddies won the SP class on his first race back in Arica (Vassilis Orfanos on an XR400, back in 2003). Cue till 2-3 years ago when the rallying bug bit hard again after quite a few years (used to do enduros & hare scrambles as a youngster of 20-25), I wandered over to the racing section for info on bike prep and instrument know-how, and the rest, as they say, is pure and utter addiction. I was fascinated. What the hell is an F5er? (I've been on macs for over 15 years). Is Riif Raff a dancing club? Remember rooting for Jonah, Quinn, then Ned, now numerous privateers, laughed at Troy's banter, read Neil's Sertoes story in one go, got in touch with Ted after his amazing adventure, helped out with the TFTB project, too many awesome memories.

I still pop over to Superduke.net once in a while now for old times sake, the mods are doing an excellent job, the members are witty and helpful, the humour leans towards the British side (I am more than OK with that ha ha) and I am proud of giving the nut jobs over there a venue to share their passion. I only hope one day it becomes even a fraction of how awesome this place is. They're doing a stellar job

But this place, oh, how to explain? It's a second home. My greek riding pals tease me about whenever I relay information from here to them ("yeah, whatever American Boy") but I know deep down they are jealous and wished they had something similar. So a big heartfelt thanks to all the nutters that make this such a unique little joint. Thanks! You guys rock

On with the race!

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:00 AM   #5730
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Morning my F5'ing chums - only 18 pages to catch up on

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