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Old 03-27-2014, 03:19 PM   #286
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Thank you a 1000 times for the amazing stories and pictures Jenny.
You single handedly made the Tuareg look better than the Dakar.

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Old 03-28-2014, 01:35 AM   #287
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Thank's so much Jenny

Brilliant photos, brilliant write up. May be you should consider running Dakar with a camera at hand as well
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:14 PM   #288
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Yeah! Money shot@!
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #289
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Thanks for sharing the pics with GL Jenny! I love all the stage reporting, Biv-stories and of course the pictures, the pictures...
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:55 AM   #290
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Thanks for the the pics, the words and the effort!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:36 PM   #291
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I love this shot! Tell us did he come off? Looks like he might have...




Jenny, fancy coming out to Peru for a photo shoot and a bit of riding?
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:49 AM   #292
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I love this shot! Tell us did he come off? Looks like he might have...




Jenny, fancy coming out to Peru for a photo shoot and a bit of riding?
Hee hee - no he didn't come off - although he nearly ran me over - good job I've learnt how to jump out of the way at the last moment over the years!

However, even Calle isn't infallible... if you recall this one from earlier:



Then the result was inevitable really...







Damn that is some soft sand in Tunisia!

Jx

PS. I would love to come out to Peru, you know that ;o)
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:52 PM   #293
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Tha sand south of Douz is the softest I've seen, and I was pretty disapointed of myself not being able to lay the bike down flat, MX-style. But now I've changed my mind, the pics looks great.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:57 AM   #294
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Tuareg 2015 will be held in Morocco from 07.03-14.03.2015. That's good news.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:49 AM   #295
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Great report Jenny, I hope to do this one next year. Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #296
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Question body armour

hi Jenny and other tuareg racers,
while away travellling have enjoyed reading your reports and decided to give the tuareg a go in 2 years time.
I was was wondering if you knew what chest protectors /body armour folks are using as I'm headed to cambodia dirt biking and may as well pick up something useful down the road
thanks an best of luck with the dkar
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hi Jenny and other tuareg racers,
while away travellling have enjoyed reading your reports and decided to give the tuareg a go in 2 years time.
I was was wondering if you knew what chest protectors /body armour folks are using as I'm headed to cambodia dirt biking and may as well pick up something useful down the road
thanks an best of luck with the dkar
Hi Anronmor - thanks for checking in and giving this thread a bump ;o)

Body armour - there are countless options out there and what one person swears by, another can't stand - a bit like helmets, boots, tyres, oil etc etc etc. so like the majority of riding gear, the only way to really find what is going to work for you is to try a few on, and see which one feels the best for your body shape...

Basically body armour falls into two main styles (three if you include a Jacket that has it built-in... but those are not recommended for racing unless it is something like the Klim Adventure jacket, which is mega £££s, and basically a bit too hot and bulky for the conditions you find on the Tuareg in my opinion) - some people prefer a series of hard plastic panel sections (usually over some sort of a stretchy mesh to hold everything in place), while others like the Forcefield style of more stretchy/foamy padding built into a tight fitting under-shirt...

Pointers I would consider are the following though:

The Tuareg Rallye is a hot and physical race, so most people will tend to wear a body armour (or 'pressure suit' as some people call them) under just an MX shirt or very lightweight jacket. You'll also need some kind of drink bladder/camel bak, so keep that in mind as there will typically be shoulder straps to consider, and where they sit over your armour.

You will also be wearing the armour for a lot longer than a typical MX or Hare & Hounds race, so it needs to be 'all day' comfortable.

Personally I like the Dainese Wave body armour (and also their V-knee leg protectors), which has good hard-plastic armour panels for impact and abrasion protection, but plenty of articulation (like an Armadillo!), and a nice wide mesh to hold everything in position and keep you cool at the same time.

Alpinestars, Fox, Acerbis, and 661 to name a few all do something similar too of course - and you may find one of those is actually more appropriate to your shape... however, I would say the Dainese gear is a bit like Arai vs. the rest - the quality and finish is excellent, and all day comfortable.

Hope to see you out there - of course the Tuareg Rallye is going back to Morocco from March 2015, and I plan to be there next year too!

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:22 AM   #298
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thanks for the reply Jenny,spot on
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