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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #120 on: January 02, 2018, 05:51:30 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #121 on: January 02, 2018, 07:43:08 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #122 on: January 02, 2018, 09:14:28 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #123 on: January 02, 2018, 09:18:04 pm »
Hi all.
Just saw this on FB:
#6 Paulo Goncalves has suffered an injury during recent training, and may not be able to make the start this year

I hope it is not true. I like Gonk.
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #124 on: January 02, 2018, 11:36:41 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #125 on: January 03, 2018, 07:04:45 am »
Hi all.
Just saw this on FB:
#6 Paulo Goncalves has suffered an injury during recent training, and may not be able to make the start this year

I hope it is not true. I like Gonk.

Dislocated shoulder and torn knee ligaments, if true he wont be starting.
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #126 on: January 03, 2018, 07:38:34 am »
Following Lyndon this year should be great. :ricky:

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #127 on: January 03, 2018, 07:54:01 am »
Guys still riding a month before a big event like this is nuts.

 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #128 on: January 03, 2018, 11:58:00 am »
History of Dakar 1979 -1997


 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #129 on: January 03, 2018, 10:43:20 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #130 on: January 03, 2018, 10:50:09 pm »
This gives a good idea of what riding and navigation is like in open dunes on a rally.

This chap has had videos on the net for a while. Whats cool about his is that he posts the whole thing for as long as his batteries last.

He won his class E1 on a bog standard enduro machine with navigation gear.

https://translate.google.co.za/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://www.bianchiprata.com/en/&prev=search

In this video, you can see he gets passed by a guy who probably has the better bike but definitely reads the sand better at about the 9.7km mark. So its noticeable that he tags along with him for a while for the easier lines until he starts to have to check the navigation. Its a slippery slope trying to hang with a faster guy and navigate properly at the same time. Its either hang with him and trust his navigation, which is never a good idea, or ride your own race.

Here you can see the normal layout. His trip is telling him hes 10.0kms from the start on a heading of 123 degrees. His road book is telling him that the next waypoint is at 11.1 where hell have to make a direction change to 182 degrees. Just above that 182, where he's coloured in green is a symbol that means that there's a waypoint there. He needs to get within 50 meters of that GPS point that will be there. To the right of that is a HP, that means off piste or no roads. He just has to get there on a heading bearing.



Just 300 meters on and within a set distance from a GPS point that will be the waypoint, his organisers unit, automatically changes to give him an arrow and meters left to get to it.



If he doesnt use his roadbook to navigate to within an 800 meter radius of that point, he will not be credited with that waypoint and incur time penalties. That wouldnt be the least of his issues if he did that. Hed effectively be lost, (as you see some other poor dude later who missed a refuel), and have to back track to the last place he knew he was on the roadbook.

He has his own GPS for just in case he has a crash an destroys his nav tower, or, it may be used by the organisers to double check his route if their unit goes on the blink. But, its otherwise useless for navigation it has no idea where you are wanting to go.




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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #131 on: January 03, 2018, 11:47:34 pm »
Rodney Faggotter?!!! :eek7: :o
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #132 on: January 04, 2018, 02:55:06 pm »
The time is near!!
What is the best way to follow as much as possible of the Dakar?
There must be better options than the 30 Min highlights on DSTv once a day?
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #133 on: January 04, 2018, 03:00:47 pm »
The time is near!!
What is the best way to follow as much as possible of the Dakar?
There must be better options than the 30 Min highlights on DSTv once a day?

 :spitcoffee: 30 min... thats including the adverts.... :-[
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #134 on: January 04, 2018, 03:09:21 pm »
The time is near!!
What is the best way to follow as much as possible of the Dakar?
There must be better options than the 30 Min highlights on DSTv once a day?
I recommend following Lyndon Poskitt on Facebook and YouTube
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #135 on: January 04, 2018, 03:15:47 pm »
The time is near!!
What is the best way to follow as much as possible of the Dakar?
There must be better options than the 30 Min highlights on DSTv once a day?


There is>: Right here. This thread can become very addictive. :laughing7: Also we will post you the links for the French National TV channels Fr2 and Fr3. :deal:

It will be in French but contains all the best footage of the Dakar, typically 1-1.5hrs/day. You may need to install a VPN (is that what they call it?) like "Hola" to be able to watch it on your laptop, this little app basically sits in your internet browser and allows you to set your "viewing" location, which unblocks Fr2 from playing on your machine.

Finally as David H mentions, you can follow a lot on Youtube, the Dakar site, Facebook & twitter.

If you can please post the links you find so this thread becomes your one-stop Dakar control system.
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #136 on: January 04, 2018, 03:18:19 pm »
Hi all.
Just saw this on FB:
#6 Paulo Goncalves has suffered an injury during recent training, and may not be able to make the start this year

I hope it is not true. I like Gonk.

Damn, that really sucks. :(
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #137 on: January 04, 2018, 03:20:08 pm »
Cool thanks, I followed on the thread last year, and already follow Lyndon, but haven't watched the French channels yet, will get the VPN to be ready!
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #138 on: January 04, 2018, 03:22:20 pm »
@Kamanya : I met Bianchi Prata in 2010 in Brazil - a helluva nice Portuguese chap and a great rider. He posts videos of all his rallies; there must be like 20-30 Dakar stages to watch on his channel. Was looking for 2017 footage but I guess he was doing that other rally in Africa. Have not checked yet but hopefully he is doing the Dakar again this year.



Rodney Faggotter?!!! :eek7: :o
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 :laughing4: Yeah, Actually he is one to watch as one of the top Aussie riders.
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #139 on: January 04, 2018, 03:23:44 pm »
The time is near!!
What is the best way to follow as much as possible of the Dakar?
There must be better options than the 30 Min highlights on DSTv once a day?

 :spitcoffee: 30 min... thats including the adverts.... :-[

Yeah, canned DSTV since the end of the GPs so this will help for my Dakar fix!
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