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Old 01-07-2014, 06:19 PM   #3046
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Rule Number 1 of Rallye: Do you own navigation........
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:21 PM   #3047
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By this you mean you should ignore officials?
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:21 PM   #3048
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:28 PM   #3049
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:31 PM   #3050
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By this you mean you should ignore officials?
Maybe stop and ask for some form of identification?
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:37 PM   #3051
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By this you mean you should ignore officials?
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Would a full blown official on the Dakar be pointing the way ? I've only done one rally but we were out there on our own from dss to ass no arrows no clues just the roadbook.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:38 PM   #3052
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Here's a section of Stage 3 from today. Checkout the hillclimb towards the (north) end of the Google Earth track (same place as snapshot from video). The top is 4400m high (14,400ft), the height of the tallest mountain in the continental USA. This GE track is just a small portion of the whole day, but pretty amazing terrain. I mapped it last night, but didn't believe they would really go there, so I assumed I was in the wrong place and quit mapping. Now I see on video that they did indeed go there. Impressive!

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #3053
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By this you mean you should ignore officials?
No but many times riders have followed "well meaning people's" directions which are more than likely in error.

I would at least demand some kind of stamp in my road book if I was stopped and redirected by someone in ASO gear. Or ask for the reason for the change in direction.

But its a moot point really because we heard that the direction he was pointing in was the same as the Gps (8km away? ) and the road book apparently.

Someone has to be wrong and someone has to be right. I choose to believe in the guys who made it through okay. Why?

Because in my own experience following road books I have quite often gone wrong by double guessing myself instead of reading the road book and following the directions and trusting in my instruments. The way on looks better to me, and somehow I convince myself that it has to be the right way. Meanwhile its the less visible track off to the left or something like that. It gets worse when you start following people tracks. Now you find yourself counting tracks instead of km in the road book. Before you know you have gone wrong.

It sounds simple on paper and when you look at the tulips it looks easy but when you have made a mistake and and are still trying to find your way right again, its very, very easy to make a second mistake and find yourself in the wrong valley.

Okay I have gone off track here but I hope it -sort of- answers your question.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:43 PM   #3054
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Would a full blown official on the Dakar be pointing the way ? I've only done one rally but we were out there on our own from dss to ass no arrows no clues just the roadbook.

I've no idea about the DAkar, but I've seen the odd radio marshall in a sticker'ed up orga truck sitting under a pop up tent at km 137, middle of nowhere. It was a nice clue

They are fairly more legit looking than a guy with a clipboard ontop of a 14,000 foot mountain, but there's very little oxygen up ther ewith which to make split decision
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:50 PM   #3055
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I was just asking you who have more experience than a noob like myself. Still I wouldn't think you would ask for ID from every official you get instruction from in the heat of the race.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:52 PM   #3056
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Aso and sometimes Etienne himself fly to difficult sections of the route

So indeed staff could have been there
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #3057
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I was just asking you who have more experience than a noob like myself. Still I wouldn't think you would ask for ID from every official you get instruction from in the heat of the race.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #3058
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Here's a section of Stage 3 from today. Checkout the hillclimb towards the (north) end of the Google Earth track (same place as snapshot from video). The top is 4400m high (14,400ft), the height of the tallest mountain in the continental USA. This GE track is just a small portion of the whole day, but pretty amazing terrain. I mapped it last night, but didn't believe they would really go there, so I assumed I was in the wrong place and quit mapping. Now I see on video that they did indeed go there. Impressive!

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That's it for sure! Well done Scott!
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:54 PM   #3059
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:56 PM   #3060
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I was just asking you who have more experience than a noob like myself. Still I wouldn't think you would ask for ID from every official you get instruction from in the heat of the race.
Yes but they are not really allowed to point out where you must go, and the riders are also told this.
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