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Old 01-10-2014, 10:05 PM   #6526
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There's a second marathon stage for the bikes this year, is there not? I presume that's what the beds are being set up for?
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:08 PM   #6527
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Reports from Allan Roberts' FB are he is now a national hero in Poland after giving up his rear wheel to Kuba Przygonski at the overnight marathon. Polish TV even interviewed him.

KTM factory paid him back the next day with his own wheel back, as well as a KTM factory rim, mousse and tyre as a thank you.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:11 PM   #6528
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Luddite that I am, I finally figured out how to bypass the international restrictions on watching the archive videos of France4 coverage on their site.

By far the best Dakar television reporting. They take their own cars, helicopters and cameras into the special stages, and spend as much time documenting the heroism of the amateurs as they do the triumphs and trials of the pros.

Worth a watch, even if you couldn't understand French any better than Klingon.

Sure, there's a lot of chitchat and travelogue material to make up an hour-long daily show, but they spent more time showing the heat exhausted of Stage 5 than the frontrunners of Stage 6.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:19 PM   #6529
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I finally figured out how to bypass the international restrictions on watching the archive videos of France4 coverage on their site.

Do you plan to share this with the electronically challenged ?

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KTM factory paid him back the next day with his own wheel back, as well as a KTM factory rim, mousse and tyre as a thank you.
Nicely done KTM !

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Old 01-10-2014, 10:41 PM   #6530
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Give up the goods!

Sure like to see more coverage than i'm getting now... give it up!
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:46 PM   #6531
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Firefox browser
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Google free france proxy or try http://spys.ru/free-proxy-list/FR/
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:04 PM   #6532
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Does anyone have the attrition rates for bikes in each Dakar - say for the past 20 years?
This is the only spreadsheet I can find doesn't breakdown finishers by type,



Then searching Wiki and Dakar.Com (which sometimes varies on total numbers)
Bikes only:
2008 canceled
Year..Start...Finished
2009.. 212.... 113
2010...176......88
2011.. 170......94
2012.. 178..... 97
2013.. 183.....125
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:13 PM   #6533
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So what will we F5 Rally Tragics DO for Rest Day? Any new major scandals other than the dozen or so already active?

Getting mighty quiet 'round here.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:17 PM   #6534
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Bashin my head against proxy servers and exploring new cyberspace territory.

Getting close.

NoExit sent up a flare...sez he figured it out...then disappeared into the ether.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:54 PM   #6535
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Bashin my head against proxy servers and exploring new cyberspace territory.

Getting close.

NoExit sent up a flare...sez he figured it out...then disappeared into the ether.
you need a proxy server in france. you can find one by googling "free proxy server, france". then google the instructions for changing your proxy server in your browser of choice "setting up a proxy in..." then enter your browser IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.

Be sure to note the IP address given in the 4 octet format www.xxx.yyy.zzz and the port number (typically 4 numbers, but can be shorter) enter that information in your browser proxy settings. Viola, you are now browsing from france, and no longer geo-locked out of France4 coverage. Go to their site search for Dakar, and watch away.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:54 PM   #6536
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Just a thanks.
I am up late/early. Followed every post. Dakar spirit is rich here.
Press on.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:57 PM   #6537
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It sounds like you had heat exhaustion, which is the onset of heat stroke. I have had heat exhaustion too...
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A final note: Some people are more heat tolerant than others. This is a fact, and to be in mine rescue we were tested for heat tolerance. Basically we
Thanks for the informative posts on heat related risks every one

@Neil: did you forget to type the rest after you wrote "Basically we" ?



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Sam's story
He sure is a tough guy and physically prepared for the challenge. Honestly i didn't think he had a chance at a Dakar win (given his in-experience in this event), but after his stage win, i was hoping that he would continue and finish the dakar having gained valuable experience and confidence with the stage win in his kitty. I know he is a professional racer and would want to go the whole hog and aim for a podium or even a win, but i wish he'd turned it just one notch down.

re. the exhaust getting crushed, of course i haven't seen any picture to know the exact point where it got crushed but, was there no chance of taking the whole exhaust (muffler and 2nd part of the header) off, from where it got crushed ? he'd have been one noisy rider albeit. Loud pipes save Dakar !!!



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ALso, all CDP has to do is casually mention how much meat is still apparently on Coma's tire, and it'll be a free for all
same trick no work two time.. no ?

maybe he can mention GE this time around ?



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On FranceTV : By far the best Dakar te..levision reporting. They take their own cars, helicopters and cameras into the special stages, and spend as much time documenting the heroism of the amateurs as they do the triumphs and trials of the pros.

Worth a watch, even if you couldn't understand French any better than Klingon.

Sure, there's a lot of chitchat and travelogue material to make up an hour-long daily show, but they spent more time showing the heat exhausted of Stage 5 than the frontrunners of Stage 6.
We've all been so thankful to FrTV for their coverage in the last 2 editions. They provide a much better coverage that ES after they reduced the time from the previous 45mins to a little more than 30. FrTV coverage is better in all respect IMO.


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@ Bluebull2007 : what year is yours mate ? with all the knowledge you've gained you could easily handle any kind of gate at the Dakar now.

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:32 AM   #6538
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42 #117 MEERU (EST) HONDA 31:32:37 08:24:37 01:00:00
65 #133 TRIISA (EST) HONDA 39:52:40 16:44:40 02:15:00



On stage 5 Tom have problems with famous Honda ignition coil after WP 3. He changes the coil and continues. That help for a while afterwards it recur and he must wait and cool down the engine Top of coil issues he run short of engine oil but get it more from some competitor. His engine failed completely 5kms before the end of SS5. He pushed the bike towards the end of stage until he reached another biker who was out of gas. Tom gave him gas and he towed Tom to finish line. The engine was changed overnight while Tom took a nap of 1 hour before heading for SS6.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:41 AM   #6539
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I suspect its just luck. I dont thikn its the factory support that cuased CDP to lose a WP.
As I read the quotes from Cyril, I don't think it was so much that he wouldn't have been able to find the WP, it's that he didn't have the fuel to go look for it, so went to the Neut CP rather than run out on course and possibly DNF or lose more than an hour... so essentially another mech glitch with the new bike.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:53 AM   #6540
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So what will we F5 Rally Tragics DO for Rest Day? Any new major scandals other than the dozen or so already active?

Getting mighty quiet 'round here.
Well I've got a weeks worth of work to catch up on
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