Dakar Dazed - countdown to bankruptcy!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by JMo (& piglet), Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Katie em

    Katie em Been here awhile

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    We have been intouch with her service provider already today and everything is ok as far as they are concerned.
  2. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    hoping the surgery goes well
    and sending positive thoughts
  3. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Nice to talk to you, sorry it was under these conditions! I believe that if Jenny is able to call the Chile number that she used before, I will be able to connect a live call worldwide for her, as long as I am at the computer and know to pick up the call rather than leave it to voicemail. Depending on what city she is in, I may be able to establish an even more local number so that she can dial it from her hospital room phone (you can PM me that info if you have it).

    If you speak to Jen, please let her know about those options.

    Thanks, and good luck JMo!
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Jen, just caught the bad news .... best of luck to your legs !!!
  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    +1. :ear
  6. Katie em

    Katie em Been here awhile

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    Just phoned Jennys room in the hostpital but she is in surgery.

    I will call again tonight and let you all know how she is...
  7. Katie em

    Katie em Been here awhile

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    Thank yo - PM sent to you x
  8. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Hoping for the best!!
  9. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Meh. It's the Dakar as we all know it.
    She'll be bolted & plastered together nicely, I reckon. Bones heal relatively quick, but tendons and ligaments need longer rehab periods and proper training.

    I suggest my 5 knee-bolts and her assumed bone-bolt-job qualify for exclusive Bionic Riders Rehab Club (BRRC) membership. My job at least don't trigger security alarms at airports, but I miss a watercooled knee when it starts swelling. A WD40 lubrication valve also wouldn't hurt the periodic squeaky knees I occasionally suffer. Oi there, Jen --> Good luck with surgery! :thumb
  10. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Thanks so much for keeping us informed Katie. :bow

    Figured I share a pic of Jen in happier times. April, 2009, Death Valley, Ca., with my wife.

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  11. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Zerk fitting?
  12. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Yup - attached to a fan-cooled device. I foresee a glittering market potensiale for Adv-Rider & Dakar rider spare parts and support technology. When my knee starts acting up I would ideally hog the spare parts bin from my F650 Dakar and adapt something like this zerk contraption:
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    Alternatively this:
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    Jenny's setup may of course differ somewhat - depending on the overhaul she now gets. No reason to despair yet :thumb
  13. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    arg, this is a bit gruesome...

    Found on the monster Dakar thread:
    I'm sure you've been in some incredible pain over the last hours, it's hard to even imagine hard difficult it must be. I can only hope the worst is now over. Best wishes to a full recovery.
  14. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Thank you so much for keeping us up to date, Julie.
  15. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    If she is up to it I will call Jen later today/tomorrow for you guys for RallyRAIDio.
  16. Redline

    Redline Been here awhile

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    Very sorry to wake up to this news Jenny. Hope the surgery goes perfectly and you heal up fast. Thanks for taking us along on this ride.
  17. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    KOOL! Based on the events of Stage 5, there may also be a market for something similar for at least one wrist, a collarbone, and who knows what all else before it's over.

    Nice bearing packer, too.
  18. GoThere@50

    GoThere@50 I'm Going

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    Jenny, Use the same drive and determination that got you through the various stages of the Dakar (and inspired all of us) and apply it to your recovery effort. While it may seem dismal now, soon this will be just another one of your war stories. And thank you again Katie Em for keeping us informed. Keep us updated on the recovery!
  19. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    I say throw Piglet in either Bounds or Pavey's backpack. Get Piglet to the finish line and get that finishers medal. Piglet is listed as Co-Diver isn't he?

    Go Piglet!

    JMo, when you get back to America, steak and beer is on me. Of course, I will ask a millions questions about Dakar.
  20. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Having surgery in a foriegn country is very traumatic. Let's have positive thoughts and meditations for her. Good luck Jenny.