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Old 01-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #7981
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This is a little blurry...But if CDP swapped engines tonite with a "B" team member, would that count as a engine change??
This is pure hearsay of course, but they may not even have to open their tool kit... as I recall there was a 'suggestion' back in 2010 that one of the BMW bikes that was having engine trouble miraculously seemed to be cured mid-stage, while a second bike developed a similar problem... fairing panels and headlight cowls are quickly interchangeable you know...

Park two bikes in a a dark corner of the sports-hall tonight, and bingo - problem solved.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #7982
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SAying that Nasser had Montezumas.
Now that's funny!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #7983
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Now we're talking!

Hubba hubba.
They're like 13, Driffy. :facepalm
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #7984
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #7985
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They're like 13, Driffy. :facepalm
Note that I didn't use my smiley.

But they sure were all hell of a lot nicer to look at than those announcers.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #7986
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This is pure hearsay of course, but they may not even have to open their tool kit... as I recall there was a 'suggestion' back in 2010 that one of the BMW bikes that was having engine trouble miraculously seemed to be cured mid-stage, while a second bike developed a similar problem... fairing panels and headlight cowls are quickly interchangeable you know...

Park two bikes in a a dark corner of the sports-hall tonight, and bingo - problem solved.

Ahem.

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I thought they all have serial numbers on the frames
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #7987
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Now they're talking about polo in Argentina???

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #7988
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Cyril Despres has just notified that he has broken down 133 km along the link stage, just around thirty kilometres away from the bivouac. Apparently, the Frenchman's bike has completely stopped responding. He is having to repair by himself, because he cannot rely on his assistance team during the Marathon stage for the bikes and the quads. These two categories are in a different bivouac to the cars and trucks, and the riders are on their own.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #7989
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He left a man behind who helped him. The footage was pretty clear.

What circumstances make that right?
This really has been argued to death now... but as some mentioned earlier today I think, it is easy to see how Cyril got the red-mist as he had everything to lose by waiting around any longer... and fundamentally, what the typical footage failed to show clearly is that there were other people around [who could in turn help Goncalves] when Cyril rode off...

Not saying it's right, but all things considered, it's understandable?

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Apparently Despres' bike has quit 30km from the bivouac.




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Old 01-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #7991
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We're confusing Parc Ferme and Marathon.
Sorry if I created this confusion, but I seem to remember (and Nate as well) some Marathon stage where riders were allowed to work on their bikes for a limited amount of time and bikes being impounded after that. I may be wrong...

But those are not the rules this year, clearly.

About team orders in KTM this is the most interesting Dakar for a long time! We'll see if someone other than Despres misses the 5th gear tomorrow and we'll also see who will have to wait for Despres (a long time) tomorrow.

Also, will CD be reseeded tomorrow?

Today: solid performance by Chaleco, hum? opening the track for the whole SS and losing only 1:23 to Caselli
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Cyril Despres has just notified that he has broken down 133 km along the link stage, just around thirty kilometres away from the bivouac. Apparently, the Frenchman's bike has completely stopped responding. He is having to repair by himself, because he cannot rely on his assistance team during the Marathon stage for the bikes and the quads. These two categories are in a different bivouac to the cars and trucks, and the riders are on their own.



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Old 01-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #7993
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He says he didn't force the bike to much, thinking about tomorrow's stage

Thank you still learning french after 25 years
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #7994
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Today: solid performance by Chaleco, hum? opening the track for the whole SS and losing only 1:23 to Caselli



I don't have the old rulebooks archived on this computer, but I'll see if I can dig anything up on the marathon service thing.
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