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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2017, 04:05 PM »
That was odd looks like his sat nav through a wobbly
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #11 on: Jan 22, 2017, 06:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
But what was going on at 9:20  :027:

In some sections the bikes have a different route than the cars/trucks.  Looks like they were following the main road and missed a turnoff.  At 9:45 you can see a "gate" in the wash, just off the main road. 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
In some sections the bikes have a different route than the cars/trucks.  Looks like they were following the main road and missed a turnoff.  At 9:45 you can see a "gate" in the wash, just off the main road. 

Gustavo

Cars and trucks are usually roughly similar route, though the trucks skirt around some of the tighter gorges, etc, bikes aren't wildly different route, but more so than the car/ truck difference, also tend to be slightly shorter distances, all the interconnecting stages are the same(ish).

Good call on the Youtube vid's, can't watch them at work, but I'll check out what comes up on the Smart TV app  :028:

It was always difficult when I was following the trucks, as they tend to get less coverage, often only a few minutes per daily episode  :028:
 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2017, 03:54 AM »
It was a particularity HARD  Dakar this year. The weather was so bad.

I can honestly say that I do not understand how the privateer bikes do it. Apart from food they have to do everything for themselves.

Huge congratulations to Sam Sunderland. What a fantastic performance.   :celebrate:

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2017, 07:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ted99UK [+]
I can honestly say that I do not understand how the privateer bikes do it

Agree, those Malle-Moto lads especially deserve medals.

Brilliant to see Sunderland change his approach and win it after the disappointments, pity it was shortened so much.
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #15 on: Jan 26, 2017, 12:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ted99UK [+]
I can honestly say that I do not understand how the privateer bikes do it. Apart from food they have to do everything for themselves.

When my mate was doing the support for the Race2Recovery teams he said about all the help and support the teams give to each other, however when you're out in the field on a bike as a privateer you really are out on a limb, this is what makes the bikes much more vulnerable and reliant on the spotter helicopters, many a privateer has perished due to hypothermia, or heat exhaustion in the past and obviously they can't carry much in the way of spares, not an undertaking to be taken lightly  :028:
 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #16 on: Feb 16, 2017, 12:21 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/38793757

Only time he fell off ? .........When celebrating  :4:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #17 on: Feb 19, 2017, 12:04 PM »
Just watched it gustavo,fantastic thanks for that.
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