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Old 11-21-2012, 04:06 AM   #16
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so to sum up the pre-requisites for a Dakar winner
  • extensive international / national level championship winner skill levels
  • extensive desert racing experience
  • outright speed over long distance
  • professional rider
  • major team resources
  • 1 to 3 previous Dakar's competed
  • late 20's to early 30's
  • mentally tough
  • race craft smart
  • extensive experience controlling the race from the front
hmm not many to fit that criteria thats for sure
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:13 AM   #17
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so to sum up the pre-requisites for a Dakar winner
  • extensive international / national level championship winner skill levels
  • extensive desert racing experience
  • outright speed over long distance
  • professional rider
  • major team resources
  • 1 to 3 previous Dakar's competed
  • late 20's to early 30's
  • mentally tough
  • race craft smart
  • extensive experience controlling the race from the front
hmm not many to fit that criteria thats for sure
Cyril or Marc it is then
Oh no, perhaps not, too old !!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:17 AM   #18
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Cyril or Marc it is then
Oh no, perhaps not, too old !!
yes most likely but Helder is ready and the paying feild more level I believe

is it Jan 5th yet ??

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:35 AM   #19
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so to sum up the pre-requisites for a Dakar winner
  • extensive international / national level championship winner skill levels
  • extensive desert racing experience
  • outright speed over long distance
  • professional rider
  • major team resources
  • 1 to 3 previous Dakar's competed
  • late 20's to early 30's
  • mentally tough
  • race craft smart
  • extensive experience controlling the race from the front
hmm not many to fit that criteria thats for sure
Please add giant set of nuts
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:05 AM   #20
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More surprising to me was the fact that only eleven individuals have won the Dakar.

Given that fact, it isn't that unlikely that only a small number of countries would be represented.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:18 AM   #21
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yes most likely but Helder is ready and the paying feild more level I believe

is it Jan 5th yet ??

Go Helder and Sam of course !!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:37 AM   #22
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Looks better now! Maybe not the bikes they'll be riding, unless there were many last minute changes
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #23
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Please add giant set of nuts
Nope, I believe they're the ones that usually occupy the sled in the passenger side of the helicopter...

Ability and experience, tempered with tactical and mental preparedness is far more important that balls.

Those that don't understand this simple truth, often have "them" torn off by the desert and spat out...
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:38 AM   #24
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My money is on Barreda being the next one to break through.

Kurt Caselli meets almost all the requirements listed--just needs some rally experience. He has said that he hopes to do some rally racing in the near future.

Jacob Argubright and his dad have built a Kawasaki rally bike, which I thought was interesting. He is young and very fast.

helmet cam from caselli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuMCC...eature=related

helmet cam from argubright: http://vimeo.com/29308057
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:56 AM   #25
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cyril or marc it is then
oh no, perhaps not, too old !!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #26
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My money is on Barreda being the next one to break through.
I agree. He's got youth on his side, but also a wealth of experience over the past few years. His speed is being matched by maturity and consistency and now that Speedbrain has a few years under their belts, I'd say Barreda is a good bet to assume the mantle.
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