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Dakar 2018 TV Coverage

Posted By: TestPilot

Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 12/30/17 02:26 PM

I've been programming my DVR to record the Dakar 2018 rally and am appalled at NBC Sports' coverage. Like last year, coverage consists of a 30 minute summary the day following each day's racing action. However, broadcast times are all over the map. For example, on January 7 and 9 the show is early evening, but on other days broadcast times range from 11 PM to 2:30 AM the following day. But not to worry. On Monday, January 8, we get to watch 10 hours of poker from 1 PM to 11 PM.
Posted By: Tri750

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 12/31/17 04:56 AM

If it's recording it for you, what's it matter ? You can watch it at your leisure .
Like the F1 races, they are shown at appalling times as well sometimes, I watch them when I have my Honey Nut Cheerios and toast.
Posted By: gordiet

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 12/31/17 10:21 PM

Who’s carrying the Dackar this year?
Posted By: TestPilot

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 12/31/17 10:50 PM

NBC Sports
Posted By: Rider1200RT

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/02/18 04:15 PM

We are watching the Spanish language channels down here, more coverage and interviews even for F1. Can't stand NBC sports! Too many talking heads and commercials.
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/03/18 06:54 AM

On Advrider there are a number of ways to get coverage and updates in the Racing section. Also this year Lyndon Poskitt, who's entered, has a video crew and is doing updates after each stage. I've read some of his reports from years past and he is quite interesting..

Races to Places, Dakar Rally 2018

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Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/04/18 05:06 AM

Episode 2
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/08/18 05:29 AM

Episode 3

and 4
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/09/18 07:26 PM

I don't know if anyone's watching these but I think it gives a great perspective into what it's like behind the scenes, the logistics, characters, drama, and camraderie of racing. Steve McQueen in the movie LeMans said, 'racing is life, everything else is just waiting'. And Lyndon boils it down to the basics for what it's like as a privateer plus he's a one man wrecking crew, he films, edits, acts, wrenches, and is a hell of a rider. Few can pull that off, and most wouldn't even attempt it. It's starting to get good..

Episode 5

and 6
Posted By: TheOtherLee

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/09/18 10:12 PM

Lyndon has a winning personality. A good guy to listen to. Thanks for the posts.
Posted By: JR356

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/10/18 05:41 AM

Thanks for the links!
They just need to come up with a new race name,since the likelyhood of getting back anywhere near Dakar in the foreseeable future seems very remote.

JR356
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/10/18 06:37 AM

The landscape is amazing..

Stage 4, bikes (the factory boys)
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/10/18 03:03 PM

Originally Posted by roadscholar
I don't know if anyone's watching these but I think it gives a great perspective into what it's like behind the scenes, the logistics, characters, drama, and camraderie of racing. Steve McQueen in the movie LeMans said, 'racing is life, everything else is just waiting'. And Lyndon boils it down to the basics for what it's like as a privateer plus he's a one man wrecking crew, he films, edits, acts, wrenches, and is a hell of a rider. Few can pull that off, and most wouldn't even attempt it. It's starting to get good..



+ 100! thumbsup
Wow in all the years of watching the Dakar I've never seen it up so close! Thanks for pointing this out Bill, simply awesome!! clap

Pat
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/10/18 07:30 PM

Thanks Pat, it really is a cool viewpoint and like Lee says he's a great personality which keeps it that much more entertaining.

Episode 7
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/11/18 04:36 AM

Some nice aerial photography.

stage 5
Posted By: LBump

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/11/18 06:37 AM

Thanks for the update Bill! Look forward to others. thumbsup

Bought this 640 ten months ago with the idea of doing all the BDR rides here in the West.
Did Washington in August, up and back a real blast! Not on those tires...
Quite different than asphalt. rofl

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Posted By: Tasker

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/11/18 03:58 PM

Originally Posted by roadscholar
The landscape is amazing..

Stage 4, bikes (the factory boys)


True dat! I'd love to be involved with the operations side of this event. Bill, me thinks you should get the gear together and we go do Dakar for a year or two. Only takes money, time, balls, talent, balls, money and money...and balls. ;-)
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/11/18 06:05 PM

Originally Posted by LBump


Bought this 640 ten months ago with the idea of doing all the BDR rides

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I know that ain't a new model year KTM but, she sure looks new. Nice find Larry! thumbsup


Pat
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/11/18 06:44 PM

Larry and Pat that is a great bike, '05 or '06 640 Adventure, the last and best years, wish I still had my '03. It's the bike that began KTM dominance at Dakar, it won 5 of the 6 years it was made, and they've won it every year since (2001). Btw BMW won Dakar in '99 and 2000 with the F650RR a pretty nice piece itself but probably a little further removed from the production version.

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Originally Posted by Tasker


True dat! I'd love to be involved with the operations side of this event. Bill, me thinks you should get the gear together and we go do Dakar for a year or two. Only takes money, time, balls, talent, balls, money and money...and balls. ;-)


How's that song go, "if you've got the money honey I've got the time" or something like that..

Tasker I possess none of those attributes except maybe the time, and I'm not real sure about that. grin A noble gesture though sir, appreciate the thought. (30 years ago, maybe : ))
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/12/18 02:29 AM

Back to racing. Lyndon gets a good start in Stage 4 (he's obviously not sick anymore).

Episode 8
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/12/18 07:16 PM

Episode 9, stage 5
Posted By: LBump

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/13/18 07:31 PM

Enjoying the video clips and L Poskitts perspective and approach. Look forward to more!

Need to say thanks again for the time in Colorado Bill. shake
The 640A I bought is a 2007. It had 5400 on the clock. I'll be reworking the suspension soon.
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/13/18 10:27 PM

I meant to say '06 and '07 were the last years for the 640, great bike and hopefully they'll make another one like it someday.

Anytime Larry, that was a fun day for sure.

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Posted By: TEWKS

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/14/18 03:56 PM

A little history on Lyndon's upbringing and previous Dakar. The learning curve was very steep by the look on his face in the beginning of the vid. " Malle Moto" I didn't get it at first but like you said Bill, pretty much a one man wrecking crew! thumbsup Really great stuff! clap

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JjF_m99VAv8


Pat
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/14/18 06:41 PM

Originally Posted by TEWKS
A little history on Lyndon's upbringing and previous Dakar. The learning curve was very steep by the look on his face in the beginning of the vid. " Malle Moto" I didn't get it at first but like you said Bill, pretty much a one man wrecking crew! thumbsup Really great stuff! clap

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JjF_m99VAv8


Pat


Yep I watched that, glad you found it Pat. It really shows what an undertaking it is for the little guys to even show up at the big dance. It reminded me (just a little, what he's doing is far more significant) of racing at Daytona and Sebring. It was always a volunteer crew and some years we'd be worn out before the race even started from working on and dialing in the car, driver's included. Plus the logistics of getting everything there turns it into a mission. I remember a buddy once saying, it's like going off to fight a small war.
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/17/18 05:41 AM

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

and 13, stage 8
Posted By: RandyShields

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/17/18 10:45 AM

I know that KTM has dominated in recent years, but arre there no BMWs entered in this year's event? All I see are KTMs and a sprinkling of other brands.

Randy
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/17/18 02:09 PM

Doubtful there are any, they don't have a competitive model. Displacement was reduced to 450cc a number of years ago, most likely because KTM had been dominating and it's the only size bike the Japanese had been racing, everything else was an antique.

KTM has won the last 16 or so years but it appears Honda and Yamaha have begun bringing their full force ( as in Moto GP) so we'll see what happens. I haven't been following the overall standings but it should be interesting.
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/18/18 03:16 AM

Good one, Lyndon gets himself tuned up, repairs steering damper with a hammer, and generally catches up on things with a much needed rest day.

Episode 14
Posted By: roadscholar

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/19/18 05:21 AM

Some of the best footage yet, plus Lyndon has a pretty big get-off (and uncharacteristically drops an f-bomb : )

Episode 15
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage - 01/19/18 12:13 PM

Originally Posted by roadscholar
Lyndon has a pretty big get-off (and uncharacteristically drops an f-bomb : )]


For some reason it just sounds less offensive when said with a British accent... grin

Pat
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