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Old 01-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #12706
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So... what are the odds that Despres doesn't relinquish the lead?

Ok actuaries... do the numbers.

I would think the smart money is on the "alien" who has been sitting back biding his time... until he found out the game plan was not for everyone to switch engines. Then he went into the next gear... with I believe at least one more gear remaining.

Sorry to those who were vying to unseat the king. They thought they had a chance to take the crown since there was only one, which they did. They still do but they may need a Cheshire Cow or Llama to help, like the one that Casteau encountered.

Hope the heart of Dakar are able to keep they babies purring to make it through the last few days. So close... yet so far.

Damn! You have to love this!



As someone else was commenting earlier, part of the Alien factor is managing the bad luck that will invariably happen along the way. Despres/KTM do that better than most.

Not in the bag, but going to plan for them at this point, I'd imagine.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #12707
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10 stages in, anyone else getting overrun by the "real" world?
you mean like work?


just got out of an interview - hired somebody... does that count?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #12708
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #12709
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Best Call in ever. Thank you
Really amazing, isn't he.

Here's Lyndon's call in from last night, for those who are just catching up with the FireHose.

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How does it feel to start amongst your heroes in the first 10 on a stage in the Dakar? Pretty magical. Lyndon started 9th from the line in today's stage, ahead of such stalwarts as Cyril Despres, Helder Rogrigues, and Chaleco Lopez. Knowing full well that they would catch him on track, he rode his own ride, and was treated to a show out along the way. Kid in a candy store? You bet! It's a whole different world at the front end of the field. Grab a beer, and enjoy the tale!





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Old 01-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #12710
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That "livin-on-the-edge" car is a Latvian OSCar 03. Pretty tough car, capable of solid result.
Last year this manufacturer finished Dakar with full electro-powered OSCar eO and this year they achieved the same on Africa Eco Race.
And they also built two of these FJ Cruisers for Saudis.
Thanks! Couldn't tell quite what it was.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #12711
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they will start according to today's stage results
Looking forward to my thought about tomorrow then..
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #12712
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Oh f***! Tomorrow is Fiambala. Having been there, it's the single worst place on the planet. It's hell.
Tomorrow will be tough going. It MIGHT be a chance for Depres and Peterhansel to get out but it's more likely those two will win by a mile tomorrow. They have that "Dakar knack" that stages like Fiambala really pull out.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #12713
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Jordi's Dakar is over

A medical car picked me up from the m has led to CP3. Here seems that I will take up the Rioja Helicopter
Thank you very much for all your messages of encouragement!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #12714
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10 stages in, anyone else getting overrun by the "real" world?

the wha?


"What matters is making statements, making a difference, gaining in confidence and letting the racing do the talking. As a result, the general standings reflect that on paper in the evening."

Of course oyu have to be fast, to back it up, but the battle of morale and mental games is also where Cyril is very good. His persona to the outside is but a character in that play.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #12715
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Oh f***! Tomorrow is Fiambala. Having been there, it's the single worst place on the planet. It's hell.
Tomorrow will be tough going. It MIGHT be a chance for Depres and Peterhansel to get out but it's more likely those two will win by a mile tomorrow. They have that "Dakar knack" that stages like Fiambala really pull out.

Fiambala the worst place.....As in the worst town? Or worst stage?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #12716
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10 stages in, anyone else getting overrun by the "real" world?
They tried, so I put on my Red Bull bandana and that has kept me far enough ahead.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #12717
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Oh f***! Tomorrow is Fiambala. Having been there, it's the single worst place on the planet. It's hell.
Tomorrow will be tough going. It MIGHT be a chance for Depres and Peterhansel to get out but it's more likely those two will win by a mile tomorrow. They have that "Dakar knack" that stages like Fiambala really pull out.
Yup. And dune navigation, fun fun!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #12718
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Tomorrow scares me.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #12719
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Am I seeing things, or is Luis in at the finish? +02:38:29
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #12720
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Of course oyu have to be fast, to back it up, but the battle of morale and mental games is also where Cyril is very good. His persona to the outside is but a character in that play.
Nicely put!
It does tend to irritate some people a bit, compared to the more genuine type personalities... but a persona like that is something a good few sportsmen cultivate.

This also caught my eye from Joan:

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I believe that Marc (Coma), Cyril and myself are really quick riders. Of course there are other riders who are in with a shout, but they are often ahead due to racing circumstances: when there's a breakdown or a mistake. However, when you have to go flat out, you can see the difference.
"Game face" or just confidence. Either way, love the way he rides.
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