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Old 01-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #1906
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Argentina is a much more civilized country. Also the fans there are true fans, they know the racers numbers, stats, etc. They are true motorsports enthusiasts

Mexico I get the feeling it's just an excuse to party, which is cool too

I always thought Arg was an absolute basket case of a country. From the whupping in 82 to the move to the left!!! fancy going back to central economy after moving toward a market economy!!!

How they can afford to run the dakar is beyond me.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:01 PM   #1907
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BOtturi's out. :sad. HE did pretty well, last year?

Bianchi Prada is humming along slightly ahead of Brett Cummings.

Still word of #81 on any withdrawal or CP or wanted posters or nothin.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:04 PM   #1908
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I always thought Arg was an absolute basket case of a country. From the whupping in 82 to the move to the left!!! fancy going back to central economy after moving toward a market economy!!!

How they can afford to run the dakar is beyond me.

Not speaking gospel, just my observations
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #1909
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"BamBam Barreda BORT"! How could you miss a 'B'?
do we now have to call him "BamBam the Bull and Boulder Basher Barreda Bort" ? thats one too many B's no ?
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #1910
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do we now have to call him "BamBam the Bull and Boulder Basher Barreda Bort" ? thats one too many B's no ?
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #1911
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Not speaking gospel, just my observations
Look, any country known for red wine, steak, and beautiful women is ok in my book, economic frustrations or not.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:16 PM   #1912
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possible Bivi Areas somewhere near the towns?? 31°29'43.37"S 69°25'32.71"W
Bivouac is here:
31°33'5.38"S 68°41'30.05"W


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Old 01-06-2014, 07:27 PM   #1913
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Update from Malle-Moto #99 Paul Jay

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Got back to the bivee safe, bikes looking a bit 2nd hand and so's the rider. That was the hardest thing I've ever done!!

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He is currently in 134th place

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:30 PM   #1914
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Here are all the routes the assistance crews take from one bivouac to another:

Crew Routes in Google Earth
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:31 PM   #1915
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THAT'S what I was looking for

I was close.
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Mention to HogWild which way the wind is blowing where you're at, wait 20 minutes, and he'll post a picture of the intersection your at and a Google Earth route of how to get there.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #1916
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THAT'S what I was looking for
I was going to post all the race SS stages, but since THIS is what you were looking for, THIS what I posted.

Actually, I only wish I had all the race stages. No such luck. Sorry everyone, the Holidays are over and I have to work now, so not enough time to map the stages.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #1917
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Liason-ish

Following the description and the elevation profile, they certainly come down on the west side of the hill..... guessing based on routes I can see, but possible Bivi Areas somewhere near the towns?? 31°29'43.37"S 69°25'32.71"W
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Bivouac is here:
31°33'5.38"S 68°41'30.05"W
Hogwild is correct. That is the bivouac of for the trucks and cars though.

Here is the liaison route (north is left, east is up)


Another view a bit closer (with north up)


Hogwilds view is zoomed right in.

But the bikes...where will they be camping? I reckon they will be here to the west of San Juan



I did not have time to draw the special, but I'm pretty sure these are photos of parts of it (going up into the mountains towards Chile before veering back again:





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Old 01-06-2014, 07:46 PM   #1918
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I've just got off the phone with Peter Hardy #167 (one of my best friends) who, like usual, was as positive as ever, after getting the worst luck possible.

Near the end of the heavy dune section his (edit) pack rubbed on the rear end of the seat and somehow dislodged the rear fuel vent tube and petrol leaked out onto a hot tailpipe. The bike caught fire and he extinguished the flames with sand. (for those who don't know, Pedro fights wild fires for a living) There was mayhem all around on the stage with broken quads and injuries.

"I wasn't going to push the (panic) button this early in the rally. The bike wouldn't run and there was sand in the carb." He made the decision to put the bike on a non entered service truck and got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. He wanted to get closer to the end of the special so as to find assistance from another participant instead of spending the night in the dunes without food.

The helo landed and they asked what the bike was doing in the back of the truck...

"I didn't lie, I told em 'the bike caught on fire' and things went downhill from there." They picked him up and flew around scooping riders off the special and landed him at the bivy.

"Shit happens but I just didn't want it to happen to me"

The first thing Pedro did was call Elizabeth: "Wife said, you're a winner in my book and you'll do better next time."
(Which means Pedro will be back...)

"I was pretty close to the end of the special after the dunes. Tunisia was way harder than the dunes today, so it (Tunisia) was good training for me."

"I didn't even lay the bike down in 2 days."

Interestingly and fondly, you have to love this guy for the next quote as he described the chaos of the day and how tempers were flying in the bivy and people were downright having a shitty time...

"You gotta be happy all the time. Thats why were here"

"I could be wrapped in a skin graph..."

Pedro is out of the DAKAR and his fate is unclear, he's a veteran to the bivouac and may decide to stick it out with his current team (Freedom) or possibly join another crew. Whatever the case, I just ask the F5 community to spill some bear or wine for this gentle giant and lets learn from this guy...His 2.5 years of prep went down the tubes over something totally out of his control yet he still keeps a positive attitude and found a way to look on the bright side:

"You gotta be happy all the time. Thats why were here"

If you don't know him yet, please learn his story here

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:51 PM   #1919
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Thanks Scotty!!! What a neat guy.....we should all be that happy!!
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:55 PM   #1920
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Sucks your out, But have fun with whatever you decide to do!


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