Articles Written By: Anders Green

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AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 13 and FINALE!

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 13 and FINALE!

Last day of the Dakar. It’s over! The wars have been waged against the desert, against machine, against luck and fate, and against the other racers. Finally, the race is complete. The final stage was relatively short: only 180k. And also, it got started after only about a 100k transit…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 12

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 12

The stage started on time, nice to begin the day with no drama. Huge stage today. about 900km total travel distance today, with 481km of special. Three hundred miles would be like doing two to three US national events non-stop in one day. They get a gas stop halfway through.…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 11

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 11

If you missed the Day 10 update, you can catch up here. Day 11 was pretty rough. The long distances and non-stop schedule are starting to take their toll on the competitors. First up is Paulo Gonçalves who unfortunately got a hole in his radiator. He tried to fix it at CP2,…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 10

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 10

If you’re behind, you can find the Day 9 update here. Stage 10 was a mix at the front. Instead of all quads and bikes, then cars, then trucks, it is going to be something like the top 10 bikes, top 10 cars, top 5 trucks, THEN the rest of the…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 9

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 9

Day 9 was 98% open country. Dunes galore and untracked desert. Toby Price (bike) has turned the speed dial up to ‘alien’. He’s created a 2.5 minute gap to the first checkpoint. Then goes on to lead by over seven minutes on the stage! Toby Price now widely known as…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 8

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 8

SS8 is one of not so many days in the Dakar where there are actually “two stages” even though they score it as one stage. There’s a big transit in the middle along a river for about 100k. The transit to the stage goes through a national park. Local environmentalists…
AG’s Dakar updates, Day 3-7

AG’s Dakar updates, Day 3-7

SS3 and SS4 Bort getting silly speeding penalties, 1 minute and then another the next day for 5 minutes Wednesday was super high altitude racing, 11,000 plus feet. some riders passed out and crashed on stage. vogels puked twice inside his helmet, had to slow down a bunch. The next day,…
Dakar 2016 – Day 2 Update

Dakar 2016 – Day 2 Update

Here’s what I found interesting in the Dakar today. If you missed the Prologue and Day 1 you can catch up here. -They actually raced! With yesterday being cancelled, and today having a similar bad weather forecast, it really was up in the air. -Stage adjustments. They cut the stage to…
Dakar 2016 – Prologue & Day 1

Dakar 2016 – Prologue & Day 1

Dakar got off to a crazy start with canceled stages, lightening storms, and flooded water crossings. What else would you expect from Dakar? It’s the longest, roughest, off road, endurance rally in the world. Here’s what I’ve found interesting so far: Prologue (Day/Stage 0, 11km) -Robby Gordon and teammate haven’t…