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Dakar time!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by southernspeed, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Keep an eye on the Dakar boys......it's going to be a bitch (as usual!!)
    There's even some nut on a Harley sidecar outfit!!!
     
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    One of the channels here, they have a day to day update on it every year! Really kool. Love to run the desert for days at a time.............:D
     
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    That would be serious fun.
     
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    Fun? hmmm... don't know about that but I've always wanted to do it. There's no way I'm young/fit enough to do it on a motorcycle any more but in a Pro truck or similar would be awesome!
    It's a shame it costs sooooo much to enter and even sadder that people die every year on it.
    But for now I'm happy just watching the daily updates on it.
    Pretty sure Robby Gorden is doing it again and there's a couple of American teams in Pro Trucks too.
     
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    Yup Gordon is in the race. He is driving a H3. in it. He is hooked up with Hummer.
    I like to follow the Dakar rally
    I kinda like the Trucks or "Lorries" as you folks across the pond call them.Those big o'l things are awesome to watch.
    Now that is truck racing at its finest. You Europeans know how to do it right.:waytogo:
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    In your face:D

    Sorry about the big pic but it is a good shot of the suspention..:D
     
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    Yeah, those trucks are amazing. They had to restrict them last year as they're so damn fast they were overtaking the rest of the field! Apart from massive trucks overtaking cars being dangerous, they're supposed to follow behind as they also carry other competitors spares (which competitors pay A LOT OF MONEY FOR!!
     
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    Damn that one guy looks like he's reading a book and drinking coffee.
     
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    yeah, I've seen them in the past, several days into the rally where the co-driver or mechanic is actually ASLEEP! head bouncing off of his neck restraint while they're doing over 100mph leaping off of dunes and washes! Guess they get pretty tired!!!!
    Just saw Robby Gordon. He's driving a carbon fibre bodied Hummer.....it's massive! It makes the chevy pro Trucks look small!
    And as for the 2 guys on the harley outfit...what the heck were they drinking when they sent off their entry forms?!!!!
     
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    On a bike, no, it would be grueling. In a truck with support, it would be great.
     
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    I love watching the Dakar, thanks for the notice.
    I hope I can find it on TV
     
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    Anyone know if/where it is on DirectTV?
     
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    I don't have direct TV but speedvision is the channel that I have always watched it on.:D

    Ira
     
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