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Old 01-06-2014, 09:23 AM   #1456
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36 C / 96.8 F the temp at the bivouac in San Rafael
And -22 F here
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #1457
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #1458
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #1459
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#19 is in the bivouac
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #1460
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France 4 in 20 or minutes...

Hey folks, don't forget to check out France 4 in 10 minutes or so for their one hour long Dakar program.

...and Well done Sam!
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:30 AM   #1461
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Things went well on the road section.
150km found a group of cows and I came off damaging my road book...
French cow?
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:33 AM   #1462
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French cow?
Where is Dread Pendragons avatar?
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:33 AM   #1463
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:34 AM   #1464
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I meant to post this earlier in the interview with Chaleco saying he stopped for an electrical problem but sorted it out and had a smooth ride after that.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:36 AM   #1465
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Marc Guasch. Tracker problems?

How on earth do you navigatie with such a roadbook? Following another rider?
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:36 AM   #1466
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #1467
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My suspicion is that some are switching between the clear and solid shields depending on the conditions. the clear shields are better for technical visibility but more brittle and not as flexible, where as the nylon/plastic/solid shield is more forgiving in an off but lacks the slow speed visibility. This stage and yesterdays stage are reasonably fast, maybe they prefer the solid over the clear shields?? I think that's why we see CD's solid shield today and yesterday but other pics of the his Yam have a clear shield. Hmm
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #1468
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Pizzolito crash also. Report said that several people crashed in nearly the same place. I couldn't understand Javi's answer.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #1469
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from Dakar .com - they never asked!!

A discrete but emerging rider in the discipline up to today, Sam Sunderland made a grand entrance into the club of elite riders by brilliantly winning his first special stage on the Dakar. The provisional podium, still dominated by Barreda, boasts two Hondas.


Sometimes promises come into being before they are actually made. Until today, Sam Sunderland had occasionally made an impact on various legs of the rally-raid world cup, by picking up respectable finishes and even some stage victories. However, to date, he has had a frustrating time on the Dakar, dropping out after three days of racing in 2012 and withdrawing a month before last year, due to fracturing both his wrists! Despite this double dose of bad luck, the Honda team did not hesitate to reserve him a bike for its ambitious Dakar programme. This inspired choice has been handsomely rewarded on only the rally's second day, with his dazzling victory between San Luis and San Rafael. Having started well behind his team-mate, Joan Barreda, the 23-year old Englishman superbly overtook Michael Metge and Juan Pedrero on the first part of the route. However, it was in the portion of dunes towards the end of the special that the resident of Dubai showed his youthful but confident and masterful experience of sand. On the finishing line he marvellously grabbed his first special stage victory, after only 4 days spent on the Dakar in total and can now claim to be a serious outsider for the podium… as long as he can maintain this excellent form and pace, as well as avoiding mistakes.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:38 AM   #1470
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Has MXMum been on here yet this year? I wonder if we'll hear from her tonight?
Lurker, but have a grin from ear to ear believe me!! :c lap:c lap:c lap:c lap:c lap:c lap
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