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Old 01-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #8641
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One more thought before I get back to work.

For all our joking about stadium Dakar and favoritism and the rest, the star of the motorcycle show currently has greasy hands and is working on his own rig, putting a motor in to stay in the chase tomorrow.

It is impossible to imagine that in any other top-tier form of racing. Ryan Villipoto or James Stewart putting in a motor between motos? Yeah, right, it's hard to picture them turning a suspension clicker!

My belief, and my experience, is that the Dakar adventure, while torn around the edges, remains vibrant inside, for most people, most of the time. I dislike the short stages, I abhor the favoritism, I hate the constant pushing of the rules and flexibility toward teams with $$... but I still love the race and what it brings out in people. There AND here.
Well said!

I just got two new people hooked on Dakar today. I went to lunch with a couple workmates who ride bikes, but knew nothing of the Dakar. They saw my Dakar jacket and asked me about it. The more I told them, the more they wanted to know. Back at the office I copied Stage 1-6 videos for them, they have been watching them ever since. What they don't know is this disease can be very contagious. Just like that they will start lurking around ADV, trade in their road bikes for dual sports, join a couple group rides, take a Neduro clinic, and who knows maybe even race the Baja or the Dakar one day. Or maybe their spouses will put an end to it all, before it even begins.



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Old 01-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #8642
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Am I the only one cooking dinner with a laptop next to the frying pan?
not a chance mate

I did burgers, fries + a salad next to the 13" laptop. It looks a mess
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #8643
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #8644
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Thanks all, Chavo thanks you too. He's amazed at how the information flows these days. Sorry for the choppy responses, I was driving home in the pouring rain through North Philly for two hours while posting and texting the answers to Chavo.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #8645
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not a chance mate

I did burgers, fries + a salad next to the 13" laptop. It looks a mess
All you men in here cooking!! Impressive!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #8646
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Thanks all, Chavo thanks you too. He's amazed at how the information flows these days. Sorry for the choppy responses, I was driving home in the pouring rain through North Philly for two hours while posting and texting the answers to Chavo.
Finally a good use for texting!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #8647
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All you men in here cooking!! Impressive!
All week it's been the macbook on the counter for posting, the ipad beside streaming france4/eurosport, and trying to make something edible.

Nobody died.

So I guess it was a success.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #8648
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Thanks all, Chavo thanks you too. He's amazed at how the information flows these days. Sorry for the choppy responses, I was driving home in the pouring rain through North Philly for two hours while posting and texting the answers to Chavo.
Tell Chavo that the big truck that Cyril is using to replace his motor beside would have a battery that would get him through the stage tomorrow...

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #8649
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Thanks all, Chavo thanks you too. He's amazed at how the information flows these days. Sorry for the choppy responses, I was driving home in the pouring rain through North Philly for two hours while posting and texting the answers to Chavo.

Hope he gets it sorted. F5 amazes me one more time


If someone was to race Dakar I could only suggest becoming an inmate here first...who knows, the collective crew here could very well be the extra source of support that enables you to finish.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #8650
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All week it's been the macbook on the counter for posting, the ipad beside streaming france4/eurosport, and trying to make something edible.

Nobody died.

So I guess it was a success.
I'm not that nice. You're hungry? you know where the fridge is. Ask me when this is over.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #8651
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One more thought before I get back to work.

For all our joking about stadium Dakar and favoritism and the rest, the star of the motorcycle show currently has greasy hands and is working on his own rig, putting a motor in to stay in the chase tomorrow.

It is impossible to imagine that in any other top-tier form of racing. Ryan Villipoto or James Stewart putting in a motor between motos? Yeah, right, it's hard to picture them turning a suspension clicker!

My belief, and my experience, is that the Dakar adventure, while torn around the edges, remains vibrant inside, for most people, most of the time. I dislike the short stages, I abhor the favoritism, I hate the constant pushing of the rules and flexibility toward teams with $$... but I still love the race and what it brings out in people. There AND here.
excellent insight. As much as they water it down, there will always be a side to Dakar that will celebrate rider ingenuity, and how to overcome adverse conditions. Hallelujah
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #8652
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Dakar 2013 – Stage 7 – Update
Finally, after looked at the various options and after consulting KTM’s rally technicians, Cyril Despres has decided to do an engine swap with Polish Orlen Team rider Marek Dabrowski. To undertake such a task at the marathon bivouac with no outside assistance, no spare parts and only limited tools wasn’t an easy decision. Fortunately Cyril is a trained mechanic and was able to count on the support and help of all the other KTM factory riders, not to mention the enormous generosity of the Orlen Team.
Fair Play Spirit at its finest. Cyril is one position (6 minutes) ahead of Dabrowski's team mate Jakub Przygonski and his technical problems would actually benefit Przygonski. Good Job Team Orlen!!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #8653
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If someone other than KTM takes the podium I want it to be a straight up race, not KTM's loss from a broken gearbox.


That makes no sense at all!

When cheering for a 'brand' rather than a rider mechanical reliability is one of the top factors. It doesn't matter how fast you can go IF you can't go the distance.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #8654
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Its a damn shame about the videos, not only are they promoting the sport for ASO but they were giving French TV channels some more exposure and a damn good rap for their excellent coverage. Most shows put access to their shows up on their website free of charge after the live broadcast so I think pulling them is a damn shame.

Videos are available on line here after the live transmission.

http://www.francetvsport.fr/dakar/videos
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:01 PM   #8655
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stupid video of a neutralization fuel stop zone

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