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Dakar '18 -Stage 6- Arequipa > La Paz

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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  2. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. They are very fortunate that Depres was able to continue on.
     
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  3. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    No bikes today...and only 64 cars made today's start!

    Sainz in 1st at ASS1 by near 2 minutes over Peterhansel

    NAAT 2 minutes back and Devilliers about 3 back


    That's not going to do it boys...
     
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  4. Will_Higman

    Will_Higman Dakar Finisher

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    Pistola was RIGHT... He KNEW Despres would make it back into the RACE.

    :D
     
  5. BANNED4LIFE

    BANNED4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    will be nice to have an extra "hand" and complete replacement car nearby incase the two leaders get stuck or need a repair.....
     
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  6. BANNED4LIFE

    BANNED4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    andrew short??? whats up #54.......no times....
     
  7. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    Live TV Streaming from Bolivia TV
     
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  8. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    Withdrawals so far.

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  9. y2kbaja

    y2kbaja Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Bolivia TV killing it again!!!
     
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  11. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    I think its some of both but more that its that hard...all the quotes have said its ridiculously hard this year vs. all the kvetching in prior years about it being too easy...can't make anyone happy, ever....typical racers.
     
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  12. Honda48X

    Honda48X Well-Known Member

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    I have been several time to Juliaca, Puno and El Alto supporting Boeing 787 Flight Testing and the altitude there is crazy. The Airport is right around 13,000 feet. Very hard to breath for the racers unless they have their red blood cell count up. They should have started taking pills to increase it or have blood transfusions. Most of the visitors that were at the Hotel I stayed at used O2 nasal cannula.
     
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  13. Bricoop

    Bricoop Well-Known Member

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    Cool, totally different landing a plane at that altitude too!
     
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  14. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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  15. TMorford

    TMorford Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have split times yet or is it too early? Curious to see how bad the Toyotas etc struggle in the altitude this year.
     
  16. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    I think it’s because the drivers aren’t the brightest.

    I mean.. look at the angle he’s pulling on the strap. In the video, he’s physically tugging on it. Lol.

    Just like the one that got yanked all the way down the dunes.

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  17. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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  18. JDDurfey

    JDDurfey Well-Known Member

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    I have flown in and out of that airport in a 727 as a passenger. The runway is unbelievably long and it takes forever to get off the ground. It is the highest International airport in the world. Many people were taking oxygen in the plane and terminal every time I was there.

    The city of La Paz sits in a bit of a crater off the side of the Altiplano and the elevation is slightly lower than the airport.
     
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  19. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    Mike - any good fisherman will tug on his line from time to time to see if he's got a bite! :D
     
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  20. Short Bus

    Short Bus Well-Known Member

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    La Paz looks like it has some amazing scenery.

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