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Jan 9th 2019, 05:14 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016

2019 Dakar

Here are some highlights if you guys haven't seen them already..

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Edited by Scribbles on Jan 9th 2019 at 06:03 PM
Jan 10th 2019, 08:03 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
Many years ago there was a daily Dakar summary of 30 minutes or so broadcast on some easily accessible television channel. I used to enjoy watching that. A friend and I would watch at the same time while on the phone with each other. He was in another state with another cable service. I would hear him gasp and know that about 2 seconds later I was going to see a spectacular crash.

Is there any way for someone without the premium cable channels to watch reasonable length Dakar updates? Last year I found some really sort (4 or 5 minute) highlight videos on Youtube. Those are a pain to watch. I want to sit back and enjoy at least 30 minutes of daily coverage on a large screen. Longer would be better. I can stream a browser to my television but it is not worth doing for just a couple minutes of coverage.
Jan 10th 2019, 12:45 PM   #3
  Feb 2016

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
The NBC Sports Channel (NBCSN) televises a 30 minute Dakar review. The televised schedule says it runs at 3:30 pm (PST) every day, with a recast at 11:00 pm (PST) at night.

I have always loved Dakar. I wish more Americans did too. I think a lot more Pacific Northwest folks began watching Dakar when a few years ago our own Ellensburg native Jonah Street started doing really well in Dakar and actually one a number of stage wins. Jonah is now serving as a navigator for one of the car teams.

Jonah started his fame by winning a number of Desert 100's back in the day.

Go Ricky Brabec! The American who is now leading the Dakar Motorcycle category.

I was struck by an interview with Toby Price and Andrew (Shorty) Short when Andrew asked Toby what he had to do to compete with Toby at the Dakar. Toby told Shorty, "to compete with me, you have to value your life less than I value mine".
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Jan 10th 2019, 12:49 PM   #4
  Feb 2016

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
You can view the 30 minute Dakar coverage on the NBCSN website if you don't have cable television.
Jan 10th 2019, 07:28 PM   #5
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Soft sand and two wheels is a workout like no other, my hats off to those guys.
Jan 15th 2019, 01:37 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Honda went boom!
Jan 16th 2019, 02:45 PM   #7
  Feb 2016

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
Ricky Brabec could have been the first american rider to win Dakar. But alas, as PeteN95 noted, Ricky's motor grenaded. He was winning (the overall) by more than 6 minutes.

Andrew Short has climbed to 6th place overall.

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