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    Dakar time!

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    The subject says it all for those that love it.

    We just watched todays highlights... love the scenery, the racing, the international nut-bags that do this.

    Once again its Argentina-Chile (not Paris-Dakar) but still good watching.


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    Missed the first two installments (Doh) but we are trying to tattoo it on our brains to flick the tube on each night.

    The best, craziest, nuttiest race each year.

    Muchos admiration

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    Quote Originally Posted by 343C242E33570 link=1262608184/1#1 date=1262609201
    trying to tattoo it on our brains to flick the tube on each night
    I hear ya, Im rarely home early enough (tonight included) which is why I set it to record... I can watch it late at night and rewind heaps to replay to ooohhhh aaahhhh shudder moments. It takes me twice as long to watch it but I enjoy it more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0F202A374E0 link=1262608184/2#2 date=1262609660
    Im rarely home early enough (tonight included) which is why I set it to record...

    and if only I could tattoo that on my brain.... ;D

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    Woohoo - made it this evening.......

    Go Carlos (in the cars)

    Go Coma, long way to catch up though.....

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    Dakar....FANTASTIC ....what challenges for man and machines. We rally nuts are loving it. :D Our indulgence for the day after milking the girls for that quality milk for you coffees is Dakar (recorded) with a mug of decaff WOW..made from green C.S. beans...roasted to perfection on the Gene. Heaven.
    Dont forget to watch for the Aussies in the Dakar. Bruce Garland and Harry Suziki in the Isuzu..11th outright last year and 19th today. On the bikes ..Gary Connell until out on Tuesday, Christopher Barriere-Varju and Rob Pollard. Go Aussies. [smiley=thumbsup.gif] Herbie and the Missus.

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    if youve missed the highlights (something I do regularly ::)) you can catch SBS highlights package on their website. Every day from the start is there :)
    http://www.sbs.com.au/dakar/

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    Thanks Brewman ;)

    Im hopeless so far at keeping up :-[


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    The greatest off road race in the world.
    Never miss it . The greatest way to start a new year.

    Australia lost a great Dakar racer Andy Caldecott in `06 during the race.
    Lets hope all contestants get to the end of the race alive.


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    Its always sad when it finishes.... its such a highlight at this time of year.

    From day 1&2 where they were cold, wet and muddy to day 4&5 where they are in 6 foot of talc like sand in the dryest place on earth.

    Last night seeing the dust hang 200 foot high in the still morning air was stunning.

    Seeing that fat hummer intermittently airborne across the valley at what must have been well over 100 mile an hour was crazy

    ...and watching the poor blokes on bikes just fall over in the dunes and have to dig themselves out when they lost momentum was heart breaking to watch.

    Darn good viewing from the comfort of home though.

    (While in my head I would love to compete in it reality tells me that I would last about 100 meters on a chook chaser in that environment)

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    Just watched tonights (recorded) Dakar.

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    Coma hit with big penalty for tyre change

    10 Jan 2010, 4:00 AM

    Marc Coma, Dakar reigning champion in the motorbike category, has been handed a six-hour penalty by organisers for an illegal tyre change during the previous days seventh stage.

    Coma had been running in second place overall, one hour behind leader Cyril Despres of France, however the penalty has all but put an end to the Spanish KTM riders title defence.

    "The stop he made behind a house and the images we have thanks to Google which show exactly where he stopped and for how long, coupled with todays high definition images of the tyre... these images are clear, the tyre did not do 200km," said Marc Ducrocq, course director.

    "The decision has therefore been taken by the organisers to hand him a six-hour penalty."

    The punishment leaves fellow KTM rider Despres now one hour and 20 minutes ahead of his new nearest rival, Helder Rodrigues of Portugal on a Yamaha, with Norwegian KTM racer Pal Ullevalseter a further five minutes back.

    It now seems that only a big accident or mechanical failure can stop Despres from winning his third Dakar title.

    Coma had told reporters after Stage 7: "It was a very long day. But its over we made it to the rest day. We will be able to tend to the bike. Today, I had to be mindful of the speed to spare my tires."

    Saturday is a rest day at the halfway point in the rally, before the 9,000km adventure resumes with a 472km special stage from Antofagasta to Copiapo.

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    I havent watched it yet I cant get onto the SBS website :(

    Whats the deal with the tyre change?
    Is there a minimum distance each tyre must be used for? Surely if its mangled/ruined he can change it?
    Someone please put me out of my misery ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 535B434954300 link=1262608184/4#4 date=1262696498
    Woohoo - made it this evening.......

    Go Carlos (in the cars)

    Go Coma, long way to catch up though.....
    Hehee, were at odds here, Any brand but the KTM for the win :P Im like it when the little guys with passion and talent beat the mega-buck teams. I was holding hope that the Sherco could win but with Casteau crash that has dissapeared :o

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    no mneed for update, I got onto SBS site about an hour ago :)

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    Afreind sent me some great Dakar pictures,
    here they are

    Frances Jean Claude Mazet falls from his KTM during the 2nd stage of the Dakar 2010 between Cordoba and La Rioja, Argentina, on January 3, 2010.


    Chiles Francisco Lopez Contardo guides his Aprilia through water during Stage 1 of the Dakar 2010 between Colon and Cordoba, Argentina, on January 2, 2010.


    Spains Gerard Farres Guell kicks up sand with his Aprilia during the 4th stage of the Dakar 2010 between Fiambala, Argentina, and Copiapo, Chile on January 5, 2010.


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    wow wow wow
    3 excellent pictures... amazingly sharp and super fast.

    Was this friend of yours there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7659534E370 link=1262608184/15#15 date=1264001499
    wow wow wow
    3 excellent pictures... amazingly sharp and super fast.

    Was this friend of yours there?
    No, they are the official pics from the website.



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