|01-04-2014, 01:46 AM||#1|
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Off Piste
Dakar 2014 - Official Event Coverage - thank you all, lurkers and posters!!!
Here we go. Another year, another multi-week flood of posts, missed deadlines, angry spouses, and woefully neglected children.
We are definitely settling into a rhythm with the appropriate threads for the appropriate topics already in full swing...
At already over 1500 posts the pre-rally thread is gaining a life of its own. This will be the full bore, no holds barred, F5irehose of information.
For the n00bs, this will be the firehose at full blast. Last year's thread was 18,421 posts, and nearly 1.03 million views...full speed ahead, buckle your seatbelts. Also, for a primer on following along, specifically on where to find and how to decipher some of the information on Dakar.com, check this thread.
Oh my how we've grown this beast through the years. 2007 was about the first formal thread for reporting the action.
Check the rider list below for links to their personal or team pages, many of which are updated with individual news.
Another great source is Twitter and Facebook althought Facebook may be tough if you haven't 'friended' many of the riders. A lot of the most timely information on a rider by rider basis hit's FB and Twitter pretty quickly.
For this viewing via mobile, I'll add shameless plugs for my feeds. I'll be doing my best to keep the @rallyraidreview twitter feed rolling with play by play and then updates via my blog RallyRaidReview.
Where to listen:
ADVrider inmates and friends (This year I will only list true ADVriders since our list of riders we watch is getting too long. Best to just visit to entry list instead):
Number links to Dakar page, name links to personal or team page if one exists.
14 - Javier Pizzolito - (ARG) - Honda CRF450Rally
18 - Sam Sunderland - (GBR) - Honda CRF450Rally
30 - Riaan van Niekerk - (ZAF) - KTM 450 Rally Replica
40 - Juan Carlos "Chavo" Salvatierra - (BOL) - Speedbrain 450 Rally(Inmate chavo_dakar_bolivia)
81 - Francesco Beltrami - (ITA) - Honda CRF450X
92 - Mike Johnson - (USA) - Honda CRF450X
102 - David Reeve - (ZMB) - KTM 450 Rally Replica
165 - Allan Roberts - (AUS) - KTM 450 Rally Replica (Inmate Flipfloprobbo)
167 - Peter Hardy - (USA) - KTM 450 Rally Replica
186 - Kevin Muggleton - (USA) - Honda CRF450X
188 - Frederic Millet - (FRA) - KTM 450 Rally Replica (Inmate fimp)
Who did I miss? There are bound to be a few...
The full list of entrants can be found here.
Again, a special mention to all who follow and support the riders. Those who go without sleep, clean clothes, or showers and endure the bumpy roads and non-roads helping to keep the riders riding for our enjoyment. Thanks to you!
I'll also give special mention to Carlton Kirby for excellent coverage and great looks inside the operation. For those that don't know, Carlton is the voice of the Eurosport Dakar coverage and, in my opinion, has done a great job the past few years in acknowledging the fans and responding to our questions.
Last but not least is a big THANK YOU to Baldy without whom, this whole F5 phenomenon may never have spawned.
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|01-04-2014, 08:03 PM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Twin cities mn
I'm here watching. Won't be posting much, but I'm going to do my best to keep up with everything.
If you're thinking about it your just trying to justify it to yourself.
|01-04-2014, 08:06 PM||#8|
Positating the negative
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Paradise Valley, AZ
I've rejoined the ranks of the working class so I won't be able to follow as closely as I have in recent years but I'll be clinging to the Cliff notes thread in the evenings. I can't wait to see how the bikes handle Bolivia.
|01-04-2014, 08:07 PM||#9|
Joined: Oct 2009
I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to my employer got my reduced productivity over the next couple if weeks !!! F5ire away!!
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If you love your bike, set it free. If it comes back to you, you just highsided.
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