Dusty Ventures
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1:05 AM
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Really? I know rear quarter rust was a rampant issue on the previous generation, but I haven't seen many cases of it on the 05-09 model. And I live squarely in the rust belt

1/17/20
5:53 PM
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The routes overlap for most of the event, but they’ll send the different categories different directions in certain areas based on terrain and vehicle capability.

1/17/20
5:41 PM
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The different categories in Dakar run different (but overlapping) routes covering differing distances, so a single overall winner really can’t be determined. That’s even more true this year with the bikes and quads not competing on stage 8 while the cars, trucks, and SSVs did.
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1/17/20
5:38 PM
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SSVs ran one more day than the bikes due to the fatal crash on stage 7. I’d wager if a mile-for-mile calculation was done they were faster than the bikes

1/17/20
5:37 PM
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This sums it up for me. The Saudi regime can GTFAC (that acronym has probably never been more apt), but man the scenery was incredible

1/17/20
5:35 PM
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It should also be pointed out that Casey in the SSV class had one more day of racing than Ricky. On day 8 after Goncalves’s fatal crash the bikes and quads were given a day off to mourn. The cars, trucks, and SSVs all raced that day though. This is part of why there’s a disparity in finish times, and an example of why Read more

1/15/20
10:42 PM
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1/15/20
2:04 PM
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That’s on the older system, doesn't work on the 2016+ unit. Doing that on mine would turn the audio off and the screen would go to a dim (but still on) blue with the text “audio off” (or something to that effect. Can't remember exact wording)

1/15/20
9:12 AM
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I think it was one of the crew members from the truck running to lend a hand to to buggy

1/15/20
9:12 AM
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You’re absolutely right, you can see his throttle and brake rings on the steering wheel

1/15/20
9:09 AM
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Street runner trains are actually surprisingly common and rarely have incidents. Check my reply to facw for a bunch of photos

1/14/20
7:32 PM
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That’s fair. There’s gates at the two main intersections, but the others are just stop signs. It is a 10 MPH speed zone for the trains though.

1/14/20
7:20 PM
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Street-running trains are actually way more common than you’d think and incidents are fairly rare. Most states have at least one location with street-running trains. Often, like with La Grange, it’s the result of the town forming around the railroad tracks during the 19th century, as the railroad was the main source