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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    Hmmmmm... plenty of time to flog a few T-shirts eh?

    We'll see...

    Jx
  2. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    In. and if you have and 2011 leftovers in 2xl, tell me how to get one.


    And don't forget to go work out on the bicycle tomorrow. You have 527 days to train. We are waiting for the daily report. :ddog

  3. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    Ahhhh Jen, I'm so sorry..... :cry

    Better to have been and done it, than to have never done it at all. More than 99.9% of inmates on here will ever get to do.

    2013 then..... Don't give up on it yet.





  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I think they know you and are just giving you more recovery time :D
  5. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Jen

    Really sorry to hear that :arg:arg

    But look on the positive side - it gives you an extra 12 months to work hard on your recovery, make sure your injusries are 100% sorted, get more time back on the bike and be at the front of the queue for entries for 2013 :clap:clap:clap
  6. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    2013!!
    oh nooo no sorry's here
    you got a whole year to get ready now
    and finish this thing

    go Jen go
    piglet needs no cheers he always has stuff under control

    :D
  7. stteve

    stteve Been here awhile

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    Must be Karma! Extra year to get ready, can't be bad.
  8. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    ... that SUX! But on the other hand, four fingers and a thumb, as my English Comp teacher was wont to say, 43-odd yrs ago. In a way, isn't it nice when others remove the decision-making burden? No need now for lying awake nights, playing this scenario against that, agonizing.

    Let's take it as "a sign from above."

    Go JMo, # ???, Dakar 2013 !!!!!
    Go Piglet!!!
    :clap:clap:clap:clap


    Now to important concerns:
    How 'bout that Roadbook page from the endo into the rocks, day before "the big 'un?"
    Bank/PayPal accounts won't be reloaded 'til after payday, middle of next month; I did it again, bought a '92 R100RT last month then sold the '74 XLCH1000 immediately but that didn't quite ( :rolleyes !) cover the Beemer's cost.
    (Yes, the owner (2nd, as I understand it) has the original windshield (to replace that barn-door monstrosity his apparently very tall brother, the Original Owner, I think, installed) and Touring Cases. New tires, new battery, tank & Bings drained before layup 3-4 years ago, way below "Blue Book," etc.; how could I not? Keeping the undeserving and unappreciative from getting their grubby little dick-skinners on great bikes seems to have become my mission in life!) :D

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  9. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Hope it all comes together for 2013 Jenny.
  10. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Thanks everyone...

    I commiserated by mounting a few moose-heads on the garage wall this evening...

    bikes I have killed (or nearly killed me!):

    [​IMG]

    Best get out on that mountain-bike again tomorrow... hey ho...

    Jx
  11. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    That's a trophy wall to be proud of, Jen! :clap
  12. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Love it!
  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Maybe something cheaper and closer for 2012 ?

    That rally in Mongolia looks affordable and fun....get to experience a different part of the world and boost your confidence with a womens 1st place trophy....or maybe smoke the entire field and....:thumb
  14. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    I'd also say there are alternative rallies, and seeing JMo & the little fella gunning it there with a graphically enhanced trip report would be highly applauded. From my amateur spectator viewpoint just as spectacular and adventurous. Nice training anyhow, I'd reckon.
  15. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    for today, just get back on that bicycle J-Mo. We'll worry about the rest tomorrow.
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    two thumbs up!
  17. Hillbilly501

    Hillbilly501 Ultra n00b

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    So you won't be going to race the Dakar in 2012, (I'm very disappointed for you about that, we were looking forward to following you) but that might not actually be that bad a thing really. Come 2013 your leg will be much stronger, and your motivation will be through the roof.

    With that in mind, you won't be racing Dakar next year, but is there anything to stop you from going along as a support crew for someone? Good chance to get more experience there, make some contacts, possibly drum up some sponsors, still be a part of the whole thing?

    And yes, hit up the mountain bike. Bikes are good
  18. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    bugger..... sorry to hear that jenny...

    still, as others has said, it means you can prepare properly for 2013...

    thumbs up for 2013...
  19. GoThere@50

    GoThere@50 I'm Going

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    Hey Jenny,
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    I stopped by this post to see how you were doing (after all, you are the only Dakar rider I've met in person). Sorry to hear about the 2012 effort being eliminated, but I must agree with the others who mentioned that this could be a good thing for a 2013 effort. With healing injuries, physical conditioning, sponsorship arrangement, product line development, webpage development, at least one motorcycle build, keeping up with this excellent post, not to mention secular and home front duties. An extra 12 months of prep time is not all that bad is it? How do you manage and track it all? In my secular life I worked with project management software and detailed multi-tiered to do list. I now use that same type of software to track and manage my larger task and even motorcycle builds. It may sound a bit "Nerdy" but it works very well. Software developers call it "Procedural Abstraction". A way to take a task that is so multi-faceted that it is hard to comprehend and break it down into small task that are executed easily and in the correct order. A side benefit is that you can see bits of accomplishment on a daily basis. You probably have a system in place, but I was just curious. Don't get discouraged, take it as an opportunity and make the best of it. BTW - keep us posted on the day to day stuff as well.
  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hi there GoThere!

    Thanks for checking in and keeping the thread bubbling under... and the words of encouragement and support of course!

    Yes, it is a bummer about 2012, for a number of reasons - mainly financial and keeping current sponsorship deals alive, but like you say, the flip-side is a lot more [welcome] time to put a more comprehensive campaign together for 2013... and of course concentrate on as close to 100% fitness as I can get, and hopefully get this damn metal work removed etc etc etc.

    This year was going to be particularly important for a number of reasons that I won't go into detail right now - I wanted to do some fundraising and awareness/media stuff for a charity particularly close to my heart, and even closer to my sister's [literally] - but I have set the wheels in motion in that respect, and will make it a key element of my 2013 campaign instead.

    I am also aware just how quickly this year has disappeared - hell it is almost time for me to pop a flight back to the USA and indulge in my annual spot of tiddler trail-riding in Moab!

    I will thn spend the rest of the autumn and winter completely rebuilding the race bike, getting some riding in, and fitness training of course... then the plan is post Dakar 2012, to announce my campaign, and get my bloody entry in on the 1st of May this time!

    So for now, I'm eagerly watching the progress of those who have made the cut this year, particularly Neduro (must sort out some support for his swag campaign), and me ol' chum Si Pavey of course! For sure it's going to be exciting to see the names popping up over the next few months as the shipping date draws closer...

    Of course I'd love to attend the Dakar in a support capacity this year if anyone needs me (I'll pay my flight if you pay my entry x), and hell, if anyone needs a tasty navigator for their car or buggy... I'm pretty handy in that regard too!

    For now though, house decorating calls!

    Toot toot!

    Jenny xx