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Old 01-13-2013, 02:50 PM   #10456
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Well, I have to say, I've seen an ASO first. Frank Verhoestraete, topic of much discussion a few pages back was listed on the withdrawal list as an "explusion" but has been taken off the list. If there was one surety in the Dakar it was if a rider made the withdrawal list, you could take that to the bank. This is the first time I've ever seen a rider re-instated after having been on "the list".
Im stunned as well. Maybe theyre getting soft.

Any news from our Chavo?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #10457
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His mom. And it's been corrected on the Dakar site.
Even the ASO can't stand up to a pissed off rallymom.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #10458
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Sniff what?....My nose isn't very good.
Basically means to run an application that can have a look at everything that passes the network. Techno-geek-babble. =)
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #10459
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Basically means to run an application that can have a look at everything that passes the network. Techno-geek-babble. =)
I'm afraid that I only speak redneck. Just ask Drif10
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #10460
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i love vlc now. It's my new favourite.
I'm hoping to convince my girlfriend to have a threesome with me and vlc.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:59 PM   #10461
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It does look like it's coming on now though...so I can watch it once, just can't record. But y'all said it wasn't a great show anyway.....
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #10462
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I started having numbness around the rest day, and had it for a good month after the race. This may have nothing to do with an injury, just with the repetitive stress of being on the bike for so many hours. You'll notice Pyn is using the same bar end weights as Cyril, he added those because of numbness in just a few hours. I don't think it would be right to read too much into Craig's comment.

Also, people must be asking themselves "is it worth it, how can he continue, etc". The Dakar is not a reasonable thing to do. To get this far, he's had to put basically everything normal and considered a priority by most people in his life on hold for months and years. Shortsighted tho it may be, Dakar feels like the only thing that is important from his perspective, so there's not an easy way to weigh or balance things. If people were doing that, most of the field would drop out the first hard day, ridiculous crash, dangerous moment, etc. It simply is not reasonable to start with, so don't go looking for it to be reasonable later on.
I agree with you but its still concerning, I mean he is risking permanent damage here. Its one thing riding with a broken wrist, another with a broken back! Either way Im in no position to judge him and I think that is what you are saying.


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Speaking for myself, the key element of Dakar is internal focus. You absolutely must focus on the roadbook and not make any mistakes for hours at a time, and focus on the riding and not make any mistakes for hours at a time, and that focused mental space is incompatible with friendly chatting.

Bluebull, I felt like I was less than friendly to you at times during the race, presumably my level of concentration was a fraction of Cyril's. Apologies, but you seemed to understand!

I'll probably be castigated for this, but I did not like when fans would make their way through the barriers at DSS/ etc, there is just too much to focus on as a rider. You're about to do something very serious and intense and it's not nice to feel like an asshole for being unfriendly, nor to lose concentration by being friendly. It's a no win situation for a rider. At least, it was for me.
Again youre absolutely right, and I remember not enjoying being constantly swamped by fans on my rally experiences either, but we were there, we had the opportunity and we could not let the opportunity pass not to talk with you. Thats what feeds the F5irehose after all. Selfish in a way I guess, but now youre on video (did you ever get to see it?). So Im glad I chanced a couple of minutes with you. You gave some time to us, kindly, but apologised and said you had to be getting going. But you were always friendly, just assertive - and so you should have been. Regardless I always hoped you would get a bit of a mental boost from seeing a couple of fellow advriders in person.

Later on we connected again after the SS, but before the 450 km liaison to calama (on a marathon day) and you had 10 minutes for us and our silly questions. It was awesome to catch your description of you epic dune descent before even the rally radio call in.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #10463
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Rest day TV always seem to just replay footage to recap previous stages, seems a lost opportunity, should be interviewing teams and strategizing on who's changing engines, what a loss. I guess most teams are too busy to talk and all the stars are dowtown in the hotels having spas, saunas and a "rub and tug".
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #10464
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I saw on one of the roadbooks there words

WHITE SA

What does this mean? its not inthe lexicon
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #10465
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What I can't understand with the fuelling on the bikes, is why would the teams use EFI with all it's associated problems....

I know the reasoning behind EFI with altitude compensation and more fuel economy so smaller tanks and then less weight on the bikes, but it would seem that every team running EFI has run into problems with it at some point, either minor problems or major!

If I was running in the Dakar I'd use this.

http://www.powerapt.com/smartcarb.php

Works as a conventional carb but compensates for altitude and a cleaner burn of fuel, it's been a major discussion on both Gas Gas and Ktm forums with there even being a rumour it might come as standard on the 2014 gasgas bikes..
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #10466
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Oh, ya'll need to change the thread title to "Dakar 2013 - Official Event Outrage"


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Old 01-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #10467
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I'm afraid that I only speak redneck. Just ask Drif10
You're also conversant in augiebonics.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #10468
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I saw on one of the roadbooks there words

WHITE SA

What does this mean? its not inthe lexicon

My guess...white sign ahead
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #10469
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My guess...white sign ahead
Its a bluebull warning...maybe they caught wind you might be there with your camera again ?

White South African...just a guess
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #10470
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Maybe tgey meant White Ca...White Castle a nasty burger joint here in the US
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