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Old 01-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #616
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good to hear you get a bit of extra time... it would be well deserved by now..
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #617
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Just woke up Ned and told him the news, special is cancelled tomorrow due to snow in the mountain passes...cough xough nothing to do with the higher than expected attrition rate so far....3 extra hours of sleep and one day closer to the finish for Ned

Ding, Ding! And that, with a shortened Fiambala stage!

Hardcore start to this one.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:39 AM   #618
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Neither of the desert rose guys made it back....

Stanfeild and the Aussie on his team withdrew from the race during yesterdays special.....

Was raining last night and cooler...snow at elevation maybe....

This valley is clear and the sun just rose, dark clouds over all the hills though. Might "be interesting" for the bikes today. If there is too much snow there is a rumor we may stay here for another day.

Off to get cleaned up and get some coffee.

Go Ned Go!!!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:26 AM   #619
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Ned just left the bivouac

Snowmobile pants, handlebar muffs, etc......very strange to see folks in the desert dressed up for winter conditions.


The support vehicles leave after all the racers today so Ned will be at the next bivouac in Copiapo long before we get there.


Stoked to see the Andes today
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:27 AM   #620
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Ned just left the bivouac

Snowmobile pants, handlebar muffs, etc......very strange to see folks in the desert dressed up for winter conditions.


The support vehicles leave after all the racers today so Ned will be at the next bivouac in Copiapo long before we get there.


Stoked to see the Andes today

One of the desert rose racers got into the bivouac this morning at 7 am....now that's a long day, two in a row for that fellow
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:39 AM   #621
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Ned just left the bivouac

Snowmobile pants, handlebar muffs, etc......very strange to see folks in the desert dressed up for winter conditions.


The support vehicles leave after all the racers today so Ned will be at the next bivouac in Copiapo long before we get there.


Stoked to see the Andes today

One of the desert rose racers got into the bivouac this morning at 7 am....now that's a long day, two in a row for that fellow


I guess it's safe to say that Dakar bikes don't have heated seats or grips, nor a place to plug in some gerbings

I don't envy them!!


GO NED!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #622
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Neither of the desert rose guys made it back....

Stanfeild and the Aussie on his team withdrew from the race during yesterdays special.....

Was raining last night and cooler...snow at elevation maybe....

This valley is clear and the sun just rose, dark clouds over all the hills though. Might "be interesting" for the bikes today. If there is too much snow there is a rumor we may stay here for another day.

Off to get cleaned up and get some coffee.

Go Ned Go!!!!
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Bad news Jago is out but ok, Toby is in and just left !
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:51 AM   #623
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Ned just left the bivouac

Snowmobile pants, handlebar muffs, etc......very strange to see folks in the desert dressed up for winter conditions.


The support vehicles leave after all the racers today so Ned will be at the next bivouac in Copiapo long before we get there.


Stoked to see the Andes today

One of the desert rose racers got into the bivouac this morning at 7 am....now that's a long day, two in a row for that fellow
Sometimes I think the phrase 'never give up' was invented by the brits !
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:53 AM   #624
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Sometimes I think the phrase 'never give up' was invented by the brits !
Quite apt considering where you live!
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #625
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Ted shelled out over $20k of his own hard earned cash for the privilege of helping out the team and reporting back to us.
I'd really like to show my appreciation for his efforts and make a contribution.
Anyone know how to setup an account where we can help him out?
Yup good for Ted, I couldn't pull off the dosh more power to him that he could. Is there anything set up on graveltravel.ca for donating?

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #626
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Okay, then when its just a normal everyday stage where everything is run as planned, why is there a scratch time at all?
Found an answer on yahoo:

its the stage times before any penalties are applied
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:20 AM   #627
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Taste of home for ya today, Ted!

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but you can never leave.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #628
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Taste of home for ya today, Ted!

You can check out any time you'd like,
but you can never leave.
He is a long way from the Hotel California right now my friend....
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #629
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But not from home, with that white shit.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #630
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Crossing the Andes was unbelievable

Tomorrow the dunes start. 3 nights at this bivouac

Cell charger broke....arg...
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