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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3180 on: January 18, 2015, 09:08:38 am »
#75 - LLEWELLYN SULLIVAN-PAVEY (AUS) [KTM]



Would love to know more about their struggle in the last stage - looks like it was epic!
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3181 on: January 18, 2015, 09:11:08 am »
David Reeve







I am extremely happy for him, finally making it on his 3rd attempt!
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3182 on: January 18, 2015, 09:15:53 am »
More Pavey pics















I must say to me the placement of that GoPro doesnt seem to be a good idea?  Surely it must be bloody distracting?

Looks like they been through one hell of a battle!
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3183 on: January 18, 2015, 09:17:25 am »
#75 - LLEWELLYN SULLIVAN-PAVEY (AUS) [KTM]



Would love to know more about their struggle in the last stage - looks like it was epic!
this picture says more then 5 pages of words could... funny year this year ..still awesome but a few funny questions abound
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3184 on: January 18, 2015, 09:19:26 am »


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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3185 on: January 18, 2015, 09:25:07 am »

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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3186 on: January 18, 2015, 09:26:08 am »
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3187 on: January 18, 2015, 09:27:17 am »
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3188 on: January 18, 2015, 09:30:42 am »
#286 - WILLEM SAAIJMAN (ZAF) [YAMAHA]







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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3189 on: January 18, 2015, 09:33:04 am »
#251 - RAFAL SONIK (POL) [YAMAHA]
#299 - PAULA GALVEZ (CHL) [CAN-AM]
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3190 on: January 18, 2015, 10:05:01 am »
OK well that about wraps it up again this year.

I'm sure more stories will emerge in due course over the next few days.

Thanks to Steve and all the other regulars who created this thread and kept it alive! 

The Dakar is special to us for different reasons.

For me its special because it represents one of the last few real raw challenges left for men and woman to go and experience real adventure with all the hardship, danger, pleasure, pain etc that entails.  All of that riding a bike - what more could you want? 

We all wish we had the resources and ability to do it ourselves, but only a lucky few actually get to do that.  Its always completely engrossing to follow those people each year through the two week long journey to hell and back.

My utmost admiration to all who take part, whether they finish or not.

Its also special because of the online community that forms once a year to share news and information on a daily basis about the event. 

By sharing and passing on the information, I at least feel that I'm somehow contributing to the great event, and not just sitting on my bum watching.

Its always a million times better to ride a bike yourself than watch someone else ride a bike! IMO :ricky:

This year was a bit of a sweet and sour event - mainly due to the whole salt thing.  Which arbitrarily eliminated many people who otherwise would have maybe made it to the end.  I really feel for them, having their dreams wrecked, through no fault of their own - not to mention Barreda, who had the rug pulled out from under him just when it looked like he was going to perhaps become an alien.

But ultimately I think the saltgate decision was just a genuine mistake.

That's life unfortunately.  Its never fair, and some make it who don't deserve to, and some don't that do!  You see it every day.

Its frustrating, but you just have to deal with it.

The fact that the ASO acknowledged people's frustration and at least took the time to formally respond, did help to some extent IMO.

Anyway. 

Normal life resumes for another year  :thumleft: :ricky: :sip:


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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3191 on: January 18, 2015, 10:47:39 am »
Thanks very much to Brett Cummings (Rally Rider2) for the insight of a hardcore MalleMoto finisher. Thanks very much for your time and interest Brett.  :thumleft:

Always great to have insight and comments from a real grizzled veteran!
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3192 on: January 18, 2015, 10:47:48 am »
Last night's tv news was interesting - both eTV & SABC2 sports news had the Dakar results as about the last item.  After some tennis, golf and cricket results which featured no South Africans and leading with some very preliminary soccer events.  Yet a South African made car & driver had just come second in the Dakar - the greatest rally in the world.
 

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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3193 on: January 18, 2015, 10:49:48 am »
Thanks for the thread Dogs!
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3194 on: January 18, 2015, 11:36:31 am »
Last night's tv news was interesting - both eTV & SABC2 sports news had the Dakar results as about the last item.  After some tennis, golf and cricket results which featured no South Africans and leading with some very preliminary soccer events.  Yet a South African made car & driver had just come second in the Dakar - the greatest rally in the world.

Perspective and context.

At a guess,

10% of South Africans have an interest in motor-sport
5% of them have an interest in Rallye

Therefore more than 99%, at a guess, would have little idea or interest about the Dakar.

I'm impressed it even made the news.
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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3195 on: January 18, 2015, 11:43:56 am »
Just chatted to David Reeve on IM, he is one very happy chappy!!

He asked me to please thank you guys for all the support!  I gave him the link to this thread and he will check it out when things settled down a bit!!

Well done bud!!


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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3196 on: January 18, 2015, 11:49:02 am »
Got to go to a braai but here are some screen grabs from the France 4 broadcast yesterday, wish I could have seen it!























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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3197 on: January 18, 2015, 11:53:31 am »
Same spot, different guy, same result  :biggrin:







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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3198 on: January 18, 2015, 11:56:08 am »
Coma arriving at the end of the stage  :thumleft:









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Re: DAKAR 2015 thread
« Reply #3199 on: January 18, 2015, 12:20:20 pm »
Thanks very much to Brett Cummings (Rally Rider2) for the insight of hardcore MalleMoto finisher. Thanks very much for your time and interest Brett.  :thumleft:

Always great to have insight from real grizzled veteran!

Thanks AlanB, hope to see you guys at a wild dog function this year sometime.
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