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Old 01-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Dakar 2012 is on!!
The second stage, first serious stage, was today. Yesterday was a short, 60km stage, but not without trouble. A local racer crashed a few KMs from the finish and had cardiac arrest and died on the way to the hospital. Two spectators also died in a plane crash. Americans did well, Quinn Cody 4th and Jonah Street 10th on the first day. Robby Gordon was 5th in his 2WD Hummer, but would have won if not for having to tow his team mate in to the finish. Nassir Al Attiyah is Gordon's team mate and the winner overall from last year.

Today was trouble for many. A French rider hit a cow going 100mph +, killed the cow, but he is in the hospital. Cody had a tire blow on the way to the start and then had fuel pump issues loosing 20 minutes and dropping him to 20th. Jonah had bigger trouble and is likely out of the rally. His engine started dying when hot, which was often when it is 120 degrees out!? He was towed out and may be done. Nassir won the car stage and Robby got 3rd, so they sit 6th and 2nd overall. Stephane Peterhansel, 6 time winner on a bike, 3 times in a car, leads the cars in a Mini Countryman.

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Thanks for reminding me Pete. I just hit the record button.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Another ugly day. Jonah is out from yesterday, stator and possibly fuel issues. Cody went out today, was running top 5, then highside/cartwheel!?! Broken collarbone and concussion, said he woke up next to a helicopter not knowing what happened. Check highlights tonight, as they got it on tape.

Good day for Team Gordon, Robby 5th and Nasser 6th, to put them 2nd and 6th overall in the 2WD Hummers.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reminder Pete


Goooooo Robby Gordon

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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Here is a link to Cody's crash, he is a lucky guy!!

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/d...dakar/1286688/

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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Also, Jonah Street anounced his retirement from rally racing in addition to this year's Dakar. We will miss you, Jonah, you made all of us in WA and the whole USA very proud!

http://blogs.dirtrider.com/6787248/n...ing/index.html

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #7
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That crashed looked painful. I hope he is alright. Was that blood all over his face?

I live the Dakar! Long distance stage rally in remote parts of the world with no GPS. That's kick @$$.

Hope all who are injured have a speedy recovery.

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Yes, blood, he needed 10 stitches in his face. He looked so rough this AM that they wouldn't let him on the plane to go home, he had to get a note from the doctor!?


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Old 01-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #9
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Watching it now on TV

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #10
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Watching it now on TV
Who's televising it?

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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Who's televising it?
That new channel for NBC.... if you have comcast it's channel 626 NBCSP

it will be on again at 10:30 tonight

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #12
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That new channel for NBC.... if you have comcast it's channel 626 NBCSP

it will be on again at 10:30 tonight
it's not a new channel, it's the new name for versus.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #13
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That new channel for NBC.... if you have comcast it's channel 626 NBCSP

it will be on again at 10:30 tonight
Cool; thx. DVR set.




“ Quote:
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it's not a new channel, it's the new name for versus.
Must be why they have the hockey.

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #14
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it's not a new channel, it's the new name for versus.
Would rather have Fuel TV vs Versus

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