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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1240 on: January 10, 2017, 10:15:59 pm »
Just should have scrolled to the left a bit  ::)
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1241 on: January 10, 2017, 10:31:40 pm »
Well, I made the same mistake - forsome reason looking only east of the original route.

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1242 on: January 10, 2017, 10:57:15 pm »
Paris le cap was a fuck up as a race the route to dakar had more racing stages and the competitors were grumpy about the liaisons. North west Africa is a political mess and southern Africa is all environmental befok. South America is the right place maybe stay out of the highlands for extended periods and return to those epic western high dunes. The crowds for one are appreciative. Not going to say more and remain PC
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« Reply #1243 on: January 10, 2017, 11:02:02 pm »
I see there was no mention at all on tonight's television broadcast of the fiasco busy unfolding tonight?

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1244 on: January 10, 2017, 11:35:30 pm »
Joey's almost at the end of the special - go Joey!!!!

But Anastasiya seems to have stopped at WP9 for more than 2hrs? Hope she sorts out what ever problem she has.

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1245 on: January 11, 2017, 05:32:09 am »
Stage 9 cancelled due to Floodgate. Pity as the racing SS's are getting increasingly reduced and opportunities for those chasing lost time are disappearing … down the drain, so to speak ::). The situation does seem to be a major faarkup for ASO to sort out.
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1246 on: January 11, 2017, 05:35:57 am »
A new advert for Pethadine  >:D
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1247 on: January 11, 2017, 06:24:10 am »
Funny these guys not used to arriving home in the dark :lol8: Dakar the great leveller.  :3some:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1248 on: January 11, 2017, 06:45:42 am »
Paris le cap was a fuck up as a race the route to dakar had more racing stages and the competitors were grumpy about the liaisons. North west Africa is a political mess and southern Africa is all environmental befok. South America is the right place maybe stay out of the highlands for extended periods and return to those epic western high dunes. The crowds for one are appreciative. Not going to say more and remain PC

As much as we would like to see them here on the big old A continent one has to agree mostly with this- and S/America is beaut just change the routing a bit
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1249 on: January 11, 2017, 06:47:01 am »




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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1250 on: January 11, 2017, 06:47:55 am »
A new advert for Pethadine  >:D

Glad to hear that he seems to be out of danger  :ricky:

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1251 on: January 11, 2017, 06:50:04 am »
Speedy fb

Well, what a day!
I had some difficulty in opening miles of the journey, but then I've managed to keep a good pace until the end to meet the stage with the sixth best time.
In General I be closer to ascend to the seventh place, but the weather conditions are not helping at all the evidence / organisation and with that our task turns out to be damaged.
Let's enjoy the rest of the miles to do the best we can until the end!
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Re: Dakar 2017
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1256 on: January 11, 2017, 07:24:13 am »
"Hello, Alexander, is that you? We need to talk, I think you have a solution to a little problem I have here each January....."

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But yes my thoughts go out to the locals , worse flood in decades and has caused much suffering to the locals.
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1257 on: January 11, 2017, 07:26:38 am »
As much as I am rooting for Barreda and Gonk . I have such respect for Sam Sunderland and he does deserve to do well.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #1258 on: January 11, 2017, 07:34:21 am »




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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1259 on: January 11, 2017, 07:37:41 am »
Love this article about Sam Sunderland, and particularly the last bit , very wise words for a young man.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

https://blog.ktm.com/sam-sunderland-a-more-mature-racer/
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“It’s my third year with KTM and I really want to do well for myself and for all the team. In 2015 I won the opening stage but crashed out three days later. And last year I wasn’t even able to take the start due to my injury few weeks prior to the event. I had a solid season racing the Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and was feeling great. I won the 2015 Morocco Rally and three days later I broke my femur at the Merzouga Rally. I made a superhuman effort to be fit for Dakar, but unfortunately the bone wasn’t just strong enough.”

“Missing last year’s Dakar was probably the hardest blow in my career but I had to accept it. The most difficult part with injuries is that you need to spend weeks and maybe months to get back to where you were. It was a harsh blow but I managed to stay strong. I got back on my bike in the middle of February [2016] and since then I worked really hard to be 100% fit for the Dakar.”
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"...I´m in the best position now to go get what’s there for me. I know I have to remain focused on my racing and try to eliminate risks and mistakes. But the biggest difference for me is that I’ve learned to recognize when it’s not my time to push. When I got myself into a tricky situation in the past, I’d always fight to get out of it. Now I know I need to accept things as they come and remain calm. It’s during these moments of uncertainty that you would normally make mistakes.”

“After all that I’ve been through I learned that rally racing is not about the now, it’s always about the next days. When everything is good I will fight for every second and every mile. But when things don’t work out so well, then I need to be smart and accept things as they come. The Dakar is a race of attrition, where small errors are acceptable as long as they don’t become huge ones. My goal for this Dakar is to take one stage at a time. I know I have to be fast but I also know I need to eliminate mistakes and make sure that by the end of the day I reach the finish of each stage. If nothing crazy happens, I should be in a good position in Buenos Aires.”

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