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Old 01-14-2012, 09:07 PM   #4336
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Ned's pic-o-the-day!



G'night, all.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #4337
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Ned:
thoroughly enjoyed following your adventures and especially listening to your radio broadcasts.

I hope you will do an after action review with regards to the event, especially with your bike and equipment. What worked, what didn't? What would you change, improve or do differently with regards to your bike and equipment. I'm sure others besides myself will find that interesting.
What about a tour of the Western KTM dealers giving a presentation of the Dakar experience for the privateer? I would pay to be at this in a heartbeat. It would be way more interesting than a couple of movie guys riding around the globe. You could sell Ned schwagg to help finanance next years Dakar effort.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #4338
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Another stage in the books

Well, I've said it before ................... and I'll gonna say it again.


ATTA BOY NED, ATTA BOY!


Another great day for Ned and all the Nedheads.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #4339
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Ned's pic-o-the-day!


awesome. I had to save this one...might use it as my desktop...I love how theres this amazingly cool shot of Ned mid-air as he blasts over a dune...but, if you take your eyes off him for just a second, you'll notice the lone figure way off in the background to the left. And you can even see his footprints trudging across the sand. Sure, its probably just another of the dozens of photographers out there, but then again, it could just as easily be a local interrupting his long walk home from the market long enough to watch the crazy biker race by...
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #4340
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I hereby order PackMule to offset the cost of a nice dinner out his wife with part of my small donation. I imagine he owes her big time after these last few weeks
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:46 PM   #4341
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As someone who knows Ned fairly well, I can picture his expressions when I listen to the call in; I don't hear "disenchantment" at all. I hear a bit of fatigue, and maybe a little bit of frustration with some minor nagging bike issues, but that's it. For someone to be so focused and so clear-headed at this point of the race is remarkable.
Party at Dukes!

I think I heard someone who was still trying to process all that's happened--trying to recall the years prior and the two weeks of the rally and put it all together--I think intellectually he's begun to recognize the magnitude of his accomplishment but emotionally he's still focused on finishing.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #4342
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Good luck on the final stage of the Dakar!

It has been extraordinary sharing this experience. Enjoy!
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #4343
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"This is Ned. Ned is taking a leisurely ride through South America, enjoying the sights, topless beaches, local accomodations, gourmet food..."

Enjoy the final stage, dood. Go Ned! You da man!
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #4344
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Good Luck

Finish strong for the F5 crowd! Great Job Ned. Please do a tour of KTM dealerships in the midwest and host a Dakar Experience night for the hard core F5ers in Wiscosnin.

Through your videos I learned how to better ride my 950 ADV, on the 530 thread I learned how to do every bit of upgrades and maintenance, and this thread took me to Dakar.

Thanks...........
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #4345
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Good luck on the final stage of the Dakar!
Ned,

You have it made
The only stage left
is a parade

Wave hi to your fans
But keep to your plans

We do not want to say
What happed to you today?

Get to the podium on time
So far, you are doing just fine!!

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #4346
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Just enjoyed another fascinating interview with Nate/Ned.

Maybe it's couch psychology, but Ned's mental state seems different. If I had to put my finger on it, he seems...disenchanted. Maybe it's the end of the rally, blah blah blah...but the interview felt as if the the experience did not match the dream.

Now, don't take this the wrong way. I find this whole thing absolutely fascinating, and one of the things that is so endearing about Ned and his call-ins, etc., is his honesty and clarity about his emotional reaction to the Dakar experience, and that came through again today.

It's disappointing to hear of the preferential treatment, or "corruption", or whatever you want to call it. In my idealism about Dakar, I imagined it might be one of those places where everyone had to rise to the same challenge, though that appears to not be entirely true. I wonder if Ned is reacting to some of that.

I would expect he'd put his thoughts into a more articulate and considered form when he's back home and digested it all...and as always, I am very, very interested to read/hear from him then.

For now, Ned, you've made us all VERY proud of being part of this community. Seriously.

Enjoy your day on the podium tomorrow!

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I disagree as well...but I don't think there's anyone that could have said it better than MomDuro

What you're referring to as "preferential treatment", or "corruption" by the french organizers is so ridiculously blatant, it's almost funny. I don't know if they figure they already dug a hole so deep there's no explaining it anyway, they might as well go all the way-apparently, it's a hell of a strategy, because it's working
Nobody dares stand up them and questions them (I guess Gordon's public contempt on camera is the closest I've seen) -or maybe it's simply because the Dakar is the mother of all rallies and everyone would rather put up than not go?

I have to admit I had a big fat grin on my face when Robby blasted in with a 20 minute lead despite his fancy disabled airhosethingemaggigie
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #4347
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... I think I heard someone who was still trying to process all that's happened--trying to recall the years prior and the two weeks of the rally and put it all together--I think intellectually he's begun to recognize the magnitude of his accomplishment but emotionally he's still focused on finishing.
There are several other comments here about Ned's state of mind right now. I read that several Apollo astronauts had significant life changes after the moon missions. They prepared for years, walked on the moon, returned to earth, and realized "I just walked on the moon! There is nothing I could ever do in my lifetime, or even the next thousand years, to top this." How does achieving lifetime goals affect us?

Some use a Ned's quote as a sig line: "What would you rather do? Nothing. Where would you rather be? Nowhere." Ned lists on his profile - Dream Ride: Dakar. The enormity of accomplishing a lifetime goal causes some introspection.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:24 PM   #4348
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Here's Ned's Pic-O-The-Day, minus the background person, so that it's Nothing-But-Ned !

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #4349
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I am so proud and happy to have my small Central Coast of CA winery sponcer Ned. Saucelito Canyon Vineyard has been my dream for 35 years, and it is with great satisfaction that I can help Ned achieve his dream. I have been stuck to this site every day and love everyone's insite. I started with a F800GS when I was 65, now I have a 640Adv. The one thing I have learned from Ned is that the mind is more important than just about anything. Looking back on all my crashes, 90% of them were mental. So happy to be part of all of this adventure. Thanks all
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #4350
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Here's Ned's Pic-O-The-Day, minus the background person, so that it's Nothing-But-Ned !

Epic, Inspiring. Words do no justice for what Ned has accomplished, such an honor that we were allowed to come along for the ride.
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