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Old 01-02-2012, 10:56 AM   #1516
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Wow, I'm surprised you all are that surprised.
But I guess you haven't been there watching him work for this, train for this, eat, sleep and BE the Dakar.
I know he plays it down a lot by saying he just want to finish and yes, that is a realistic goal-but at the same time, Ned is very competitive. And while he's having fun, he's been working his butt off for this. His focus has been so tremendous, if you had a chance to observe him over the last few months like I have, you wouldn't be so surprised.

Ned will move up in places just by riding his normal distance covering pace. Steady and safe, Ned!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #1517
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Ned will move up in places just by riding his normal distance covering pace. Steady and safe, Ned!
He's off to a great start!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:59 AM   #1518
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Looking at Jonahs thread he appears to have Overheating ignition problems. Fingers crossed he can keep going some how.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #1519
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totally awesome day for Ned, he must be stoked!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #1520
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me happy for Neduro.

Maybe his angst over the details pays off. Hope so.

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #1521
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Ned will move up in places just by riding his normal distance covering pace. Steady and safe, Ned!
yep, that's the way it's done; let attrition take its toll.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #1522
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Congratulations on a great ride today Ned! Can't wait to hear about the day.
I hope there's some way for Jonah to get back in it.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #1523
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What a great day Ned !!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #1524
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #1525
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Way to go, Ned!!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #1526
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Keep it steady, Ned!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #1527
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Wow, I'm surprised you all are that surprised.
But I guess you haven't been there watching him work for this, train for this, eat, sleep and BE the Dakar.
I know he plays it down a lot by saying he just want to finish and yes, that is a realistic goal-but at the same time, Ned is very competitive. And while he's having fun, he's been working his butt off for this. His focus has been so tremendous, if you had a chance to observe him over the last few months like I have, you wouldn't be so surprised.
Nobody wants to jinx it

But of course Ned has tremendous potential for a Dakar. It's a head game for smart, well prepared people. Fits him like a glove.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #1528
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #1529
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Ned will move up in places just by riding his normal distance covering pace. Steady and safe, Ned!
That's what I've thought, too.

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I would say that:

A. Ned tends to try to optimise things that should be left alone and IMO should spend the mental energy in riding and not worrying about trying to adjust things to control the uncontrollable and
Ned's an engineer. We all do that.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #1530
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Ned's an economist. They all do that.
Fixed.
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