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Old 01-07-2014, 04:48 AM   #2071
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:49 AM   #2072
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Good morning!
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:50 AM   #2073
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:50 AM   #2074
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09:50 AM Arg local time: START SS3 San rafael - San Juan

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Old 01-07-2014, 04:51 AM   #2075
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:52 AM   #2076
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What happend to Fimp? #188
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:53 AM   #2077
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What happend to Fimp? #188
Mechanical, had to withdraw.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:56 AM   #2078
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El Dakar llegó a la afamada zona del Nihuil y llegaron las impactantes imágenes de los corredores sobre las dunas. / AFP, Reuters, EFE y AP









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Old 01-07-2014, 04:57 AM   #2079
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The distances for tomorrow, if they keep the stage as is and don't shorten it.
Previous years, WP tracking only started working on stage 3 or 4 and breaks again on the last stage so nothing to worry about.



WP1 @ 52km
WP2 @ 106km
WP3 @ 147km
CP1/WP4/refuel @ 188km
WP5 @ 217km
WP6 @ 272km
WP7 @ 287km (or @ CP2)
CP2 @ 300km
WP8 @ 303km (or @ CP2)
WP9 @ 348km
ASS @ 373km

And hopefully, fimp gets through the stage and Pal gets his bike back
Quoted for today. They probably started at WP3 and we'll have the first news at CP1/WP4. We'll see if any waypoint goes live today.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:01 AM   #2080
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First Motos away in the SS3

saints be praised may our prayers have been answered? has the live timing been synchronized now?

The DSS is showing each rider as they depart the DSS (three on course now) and updating subsequently as each one leaves the start.

Can one be so optimistic as to hpe we will have two intervall CP's (and the intermittent track points 1 thru 9) to f5ollow the field progress today... hope springs eternal.

Happy trackin' all...
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:03 AM   #2081
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Quoted for today. They probably started at WP3 and we'll have the first news at CP1/WP4. We'll see if any waypoint goes live today.
It's looking dang promising at the moment...




... Then again, General Custer once said something similar I believe...
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:04 AM   #2082
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I was killing some time waiting for the start and found this article: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/s...nes.html#ancre

Thought this bit was especially interesting:

Transmissions remain the core activity of Astrium and concern its two other missions, intended for professionals working mainly on the bivouac. Firstly, they enable radio and written press journalists, but also photographers, to send their work to various international magazines, newspapers and radio stations thanks to 30 gigabytes of data sent daily. Astrium also supplies TV channels with internet, radio and telephone resources enabling communications between the teams at the bivouac and on the tracks, in particular in the helicopters.

In order to do this, three relay planes, a telecoms satellite and four satellite antenna are mobilised during the race for the operation of 600 Iritrack units, 50 satellite telephones, and 25 B-Gan units (portable satellite antenna). The deployment of this equipment requires 4 months work upstream in order to be ready for the big day.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:04 AM   #2083
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Having seen quite a few choppers in videos / stills pictures, do the major teams run spotter choppers like Baja?

Or are they banned outright?


Oh, and I noticed on the official Dakar site, mention only of mechanical problems with regards to Pals withdrawal from the event. The 'theft / hijack' of his bike must be just a passing, mass halucination .......................
Paal Anders has a developed sense of possible dangers through 12 Dakars, and while the official DNF reason is engine malfunction - I know him to be cautious and down to earth.

If he felt the urge to leave his bike like that in the boonsticks - possibly after having drained the battery after several restart attempts ( or whatever) the blokes showing up on the scene must have evoked a bad feeling right there and then.

He took with him three of the vital components from the electronic gear package to salvage most possible, but he's a robust and well trained guy not acting so without good reason.

The situation there obviously didn't leave room for much else.

All alone in the boonies surrounded by strange people you instinctively sense are not being positively helpful spectators, you get outta Dodge the fastest way possible.

Hanging around in that neighbourhood with 5 not trustworthy people in 40 degrees heat must have left him choiceless.

He's professional and experienced enough to activate the emergency button on the bike and communicate with ASO through the bike comms ;-)

As he said; that was not a place to hang around.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:05 AM   #2084
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:05 AM   #2085
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Only air support allowed is the organisations (ASO). Medivac, film/media, event director and security/emergency paramedic choppers* - but no team air support. Not sure off my head how many birds there are... it is on the dakar.com homepage somewhere i recall?

The ASO PR people do tend to play down occurences with any reference to "hijacks" etc. Understandably,... that's why you come here... f5or all the dirt!
Thanks - I sort of thought there must be 'no choppers allowed" - the flight paths would be crazy, as, what's another few hundred thou' to the various big teams .......... ?

Yes, I think 'PC' line comes from the official / kosher sites. Very glad Pal got out off what could have been a nasty situation, but it's a hell of a financial loss. You'd think ASO would move hell and high water, to try to track the bike / thieves, as it could establish quite a worrying precident. 2nd day, It was up to 138 pages - there's a lot of "dirt" flying, already. Hobbling around, 'nursing' injuries, has lead me into this madness. Help me, Mr Wizard!
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