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Online bob dirt

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Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« on: January 09, 2017, 06:12:24 pm »
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 06:37:39 pm »
Yes, we have the DVR to record the daily updates every year. Some good coverage of some very tough racers on bikes, cars, quads and 35,000 pound trucks.
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 06:43:03 pm »

Aussie Dakar title-holder Toby Price broke his leg  :'(
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 07:44:34 pm »
yea I was surprised by that, hopefully the no longer rookie form the west coast can bring it home for us.
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 08:54:13 pm »
I admit to kind of rooting for Toby to fly. Cuz he CAN fly.
Now that he's out, wouldn't mind the yank making a show of it. (even though he's on red instead of blue)

But yes, we DVR every year. And yea, it's the bad dudes of the world that do this stuff.
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 11:00:03 pm »
Been watching it every night at midnight on Sports Network 1.

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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 07:30:26 am »
Most defnitely!  Been watching the all too short half hour highlights show for a few years now.  I'm definitely rooting for Ricky, as the ONLY American racing, but I'm not too sure about that one hour penalty that was assessed on all the Honda riders, how did they goof so bad?  I did see a brief shot of a Yamaha YXZ1000 (their new sport side by side)...and of course the quad class is dominated by Yamaha and the mighty Raptor 700...
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 07:34:42 am »

There are some things the rest of the world is crazy about that Americans just don't get.

Much like the nutters in IOM TT. But I can't get it here, have to make do with a few YouTube vids  ::009::
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 07:52:46 am »
I am in awe of these guys! Yesterday's video shows two South Africa riders one has been videotaping his ride he comes upon his friend down with a broken leg!! He tore a ligament in his left knee and has it taped with a brace and pain pills. He is visibly shaken by his friends broken leg. Tough... really tough riders.
They also show Toby Price in the hospital bed and he shows his X-ray of his broken leg. Broken in four places and says they put a rod in his leg! Damn!!! 😳


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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 07:55:35 pm »
dude got struck by lighting, the next day he broke his arm................


episode 5 or 6
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 08:33:38 pm »
dude got struck by lighting, the next day he broke his arm................


episode 5 or 6


Oh hell I remember seeing that one guy got struck by lightning... but didn't realize that the next day he broke his arm!! Was he heard screaming at the sky... Why Me!!! With the response... Because You Piss Me Off?!?!
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 07:43:17 am »
yea somebody or something does not want him competing
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 12:09:24 pm »
Rooting for Ricky Brabeck (sp?), even if he is on a Honda...
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 02:26:46 pm »
He won stage 7 on Monday ::012::...AND he has won 3 Baja's (250, 500, & 1000)

Today's stage 9 was cancelled.
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Re: Has anyone been watching the Dakar?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 06:41:13 am »
Can it be streamed on the internet from a channel? 
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