Dakar Dazed - countdown to bankruptcy!

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

  1. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hi RBJ - I'm not so worried at the moment, like you say, there are ways to get this sort of thing sorted, and I still have plenty of time.

    The real pisser is the fact that I'd have liked to have got the bike built and tested with the new mods, and all the spares etc packed and ready to ship in good time, and at my own pace - of course other people can help with the strip down of the spare bike, but the building of the race bike (especially the wiring) is important that I do myself, as I need to know exactly what's what, should anything fail out on a stage...

    I'll be with Desert Rose Racing (Patsy Quick & Co) for my Dakar support - the same team I used for Heroes-Legend last year, and the Tunisie world championship round earlier this year... only problem is, I live about 300 miles away from them at the moment!

    As for sleeping rough - you wouldn't believe it!
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    Yep, we ended up sleeping (well, trying to sleep) in the very hole I fell down and bust my foot!

    The worst thing was, I wasn't even on my bike at the time!

    Toot toot for now!

    Jenny xx
  2. stteve

    stteve Been here awhile

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    Get well soon Jenny, i am sure you will get everything arranged in time.
  3. leeo45

    leeo45 Longtime Lurker

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    :cry Wow! Double bummer. Heal fast.
  4. Nitro

    Nitro Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear about your leg.
    Hope you heal soon....

    but if your looking for a replacment.......:evil i know a guy :wink:
  5. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Nothing like a painful incentive to train extra hard!
    Sorry about your luck, Jenny...
  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    As others have said, just getting to the starting line is half the battle.

    Where there is a will there is a way :pynd
  7. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    heal fast Jen
    best wishes
  8. Cummo

    Cummo Been here awhile

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    Ha ha, that's funny! You're right, I shield have said from the 5 times I have broken either bone of my 2 collarbones...lol. Good luck Jenny, there is opportunity in everything, find it. You will be fine I am certain.
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    bones heal fast, it's the tendons and ligaments that take time. Good luck, keep your chin up and giv 'er!
  10. DUCK BOY

    DUCK BOY WWW.ROADTOTHERALLY.COM

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    Just got on the thread. Good luck and sorry to hear about your foot.

    I raced Dakar last year after breaking my leg at Morocco, so I only had 9 weeks recovery. That meant that I didn't ride my bike at all from the day of the fall to the start of the race. I felt great through the first 2 stages but didn't manage to finish the 3rd although I beleive it was more to do with lack of experience than the break so I know you will do well. Just make sure you keep up the fitness!! :freaky
  11. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Jenny, you shouldn't have taken the phrase "break a leg" too seriously!
    Good luck on your road to recovery :beer
  12. Spanish Beemer

    Spanish Beemer Adventurer

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    I wish you a prompt recovery, keep yhat good humour, we will meet in Buenos Aires for next Dakar.

    Regards :D
  13. Geoff D

    Geoff D Tenerista

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    Hi Jenny, just followed your link from the Tenere thread.... total respect to you for having a go at the Dakar.... best of luck to ya.
    Shame about your foot hope it heals quick.

    I did the Tunisie in 1996 & considered the Heroes Legends this year, had a long chat with Clive earlier in the year about it, but I had an operation on my shoulder in April which is just about back to normal now so probably best I didnt.... the fact I've put about 2 stone on since April wouldn't of helped either :lol3 I'm a bit long in the tooth for this rally stuff now anyways (53).

    Dunno where you are in the UK, but if you need any help with transport or whatever give me a shout... be happy to help & let me / us know when you've sorted out the donations, support, t.shirts, whatever...I'll be happy to drop a couple hundred quid in the kitty. I spent several thousands in '96 so it must be costing ya a bleedin fortune to do this one.

    Best wishes & heal fast
  14. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    can't believe it! Man, Jenny, thats the shits....take care and keep your chin up.
  15. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hi Geoff! - thanks for getting in touch - glad you found this thread too!

    I'm currently in the USA until the end of the week, but once I get back to the UK I am really hoping to get this supporters package happening quickly now, as not only will it be a great way of getting you guys involved and feeling part of the project, but I hope yo raise some useful funds too, and not least get some extra PR for the sponsors involved... as you can imagine, it's tricky making transatlantic phone calls (not least due to the 8 hour time difference) while I'm here...

    I hope to have a dedicated website up and running too in the next couple of weeks - still thinking of a team name... it might have to be: "Left Foot Racing" now eh?!

    Anyways, thank you again for your kind offer of support - as I say, my intention is to have a package of nice kit along with a team shirt for sale, so you guys are getting something other than an enormous sense of well-being for helping out with my latest ruse!

    Toot toot for now - I'm off to see the Osteopath tomorrow morning!

    Jenny xx
  16. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hi Rick!

    Yes, I heard about that incident on the Maroc - I was with Patsy at the time on Heroes-Legend and we crossed near Zagora of course...

    By all accounts, that infamous 'third day' on the Dakar last year was a bastard for most people, so I wouldn't feel too bad... but I agree, your best chance of finishing is to be fit and healthy and well prepared... even then, it's sometimes not enough!

    Hope you get to the start line again one day!

    Jenny xx
  17. drfakoo

    drfakoo Adventurer

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    Holly sh.... !!!
    Get well Jenny !!!!
    Guess what, . this christmas I┬┤ll be in Buenos Aires visiting the familiy.
    I would love to meet you in person there.
    Cheers
    Facu
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  18. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Duuude! We'll make it a date then!

    I'm hoping Patsy (@ Desert Rose Racing .com of course) will have sorted out all the accommodation details prior to the event starting - I think the plan is to be there around the 28th December for customs etc and prep before scrutineering... let's keep in touch through PM and sort something out!

    For those that don't know, it was Drfakoo who is the reason I now have a very tasty WR450 with a JVO kit fitted - it was his thread about their 'rally light kit' last year that inspired me to go for the WR!

    Rock on! Toot toot, fun fun (even!), and F**k yeah!

    Jenny xx
  19. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I'll see what i can do to buy into your support package and being in Newfoundland and closer to you than anyone else in North America, the time difference will be easier:lol3
  20. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    count me in for some quid! :D