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Old 01-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #301
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Anybody here have direct or social media info on Matt Fish?
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #302
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He is on facebook if you search for Matt Fish, more likely you'll hear from Speedbrain first though, I've been monitoring them at https://www.facebook.com/speedbrain
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #303
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Speedbrain FB has this...

Matt Fish is managing to finish the race and solve same technical problems on his bike in order to start again tomorrow.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #304
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Speedbrain FB has this...

Matt Fish is managing to finish the race and solve same technical problems on his bike in order to start again tomorrow.
Awesome, thanks Mates!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:16 PM   #305
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Speedbrain FB has this...

Matt Fish is managing to finish the race and solve same technical problems on his bike in order to start again tomorrow.
Yep, that's all I got...... Bit of a relief as he lives near me and is a top bloke and rider.

Roll on next year!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:16 PM   #306
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Awesome, thanks Mates!
Sadly I think "managing" is a mis-translation and actually means "trying". I think Matt's Dakar might be done.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #307
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Speedbrain team

reading the German press release from Speedbrain sounds like Paulo, Jordi and Matt are having electric problems, while Joan crashed and did hurt his wrist. sounds to me the team is trying to keep all 4 in the race but Joan depending on his medical conditions
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #308
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Sadly I think "managing" is a mis-translation and actually means "trying". I think Matt's Dakar might be done.
Yeah, he's still not shown in. He wasn't that far from the fuel stop (turned mechanics bivouac) when his tracking stopped, so I'd say it's a bad sign that we've heard naught up til now.

Still, there's always hope until they appear on the list.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #309
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All three of the green kwakas are still hanging in there ...

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #310
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Yeah, ......

Still, there's always hope until they appear on the list.
Yeah - he ain't on that dreaded list yet, but he doesn't show past WP5 yet either.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #311
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I'm just finishing the update for the GHR blog and will post a link here once it's up.
Any updates from Stage 6 coming through yet ??
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:36 PM   #312
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Just been looking on the Speedbrain site and there is no mention of Matt at all. Doesn't look too good
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:08 PM   #313
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Just been looking on the Speedbrain site and there is no mention of Matt at all. Doesn't look too good
Matt is now listed on the Dakar site as a stater for stage 7 in 145th place.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #314
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Guys, do we have anywhere in Australia with similar dunes to what we've been seeing these last few days? Just to be able to muck around in those dunes would be awesome.
Stockton is ok and has some decent Dunes,,, BUT,,,, not even a quater the sze of some of the Dakar Dunes And the sand is obviously not even close to the stuff over there either.

Saying that though, Troy has spent many a day up there hammering out the k`s.
GHR Team and the Isuzu Ute team has also used it before, at least I know they did for Jake Smiths training two years ago before Dakar 2011.
It is also used by many Enduro Teams at times and features in tonnes of Youtube clips and ride vids all over thw place

On a sad note ,,, the beach is still closed to access to the public in the Dune areas, has been since about June 2012 and will still be closed for a fair while yet.
I believe a small section that is for some RV use may be open (unless the guys got special permission to train on it)
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:40 AM   #315
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