Dakar Dazed - countdown to bankruptcy!

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

  1. Crosshair

    Crosshair Taking Aim........

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    Any updates JMo???? :ear
  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Oh yes... I am currently in the middle of rebuilding the rally bike, nurturing sponsors and totally revamping the JMo Racing website... and I'll be starting a dedicated blog thread here on ADVrider too for sure!

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    Please check out the new-look www.jennydakar.com website and bookmark the page... there will also be a new Facebook page to follow soon too!

    Isn't it exciting?!

    Jx
  3. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    Good stuff Jen :clap You got RallyRaidProducts on board then? :deal
  4. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Yes, John [at RRP] is being very supportive, and I'm just thrashing out details with a few others - certainly the 2013 swag is going to be very tasty (I'm hoping!), and all genuinely useful and unique!

    Also, I have started a new Facebook page which will be a great way to update in a 'blog stylee', so please, if anyone here uses Facebook - please 'like' the new page, and tell all your friends to like it too!

    www.facebook.com/JennyDakar

    More to follow once the tide has turned!

    Toot toot!

    Jenny xx
  5. Crosshair

    Crosshair Taking Aim........

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    Great news! Cannot wait to follow this one live and not in one mammoth sitting :D
  6. DakarDemon

    DakarDemon Ride!

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    Hello Jenny

    I thought you were not doing it this year as we had not heard anything from you. Glad to see you're doing 2013!
    How is your training going you must be in the thick of it right now?

    DD
  7. GoThere@50

    GoThere@50 I'm Going

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    Looking foreword to the new thread Jenny! Insights into the bike build would be appreciated as well. :clap
  8. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Don't worry GoThere - there will be a whole new thread on here very shortly... I was in the workshop this afternoon doing a bit of prep to the bike, and I hope to have it up and running again within the next couple of weeks...

    In my usual nerdy way, I'll be going into plenty of detail regarding the bike and equipment I'll be using, and happy to answer any specific queries of course!

    Must get on now - I've got a website to relaunch!

    Jx
  9. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hey DD!

    Yes, things have been a little quite these past few months, but things are falling into place now...

    I'll be having the metalwork from my leg taken out next week, and fortunately the recovery time is only a couple of weeks this time, so I'll be able to be far more rigorous which physical training over the summer x


    Jx
  10. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    And just a reminder, there is a new Facebook page for Jennydakar.com, so if you use Facebook, please do visit and 'like' the new page, as I'll be able to update that remotely - and of course during the Dakar itself it is an ideal new-feed...

    https://www.facebook.com/JennyDakar

    Jx
  11. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Jenn, my 2013 dream is slipping away very fast.... :cry

    Mostly lack of funds and work commitments in a shitty economy. If Greece is solved and the money flows again then maybe, just maybe I will be able to do it, but right now I doubt it is going to pan out this way.

    At least I will have the bike so I am trying to get round to the idea that I will do it in 2014.

    So if it pans out this way then I will have to live through yours :deal
  12. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hi Neil - sorry to hear it, but goodness knows things are financially tight at this end too...

    I'll do my best to take you all along on an entertaining journey again, and hell, at the very least hope to see you in Lima for a beer or two before the start?!

    Jx
  13. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Shit, sorry to hear that Neil... Greece just elected a market-friendly government if that's any consolation.
    Now to see what the Spanish are going to do... :huh
  14. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Absalutamente! :thumb:
  15. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    That a start, but little consolation to be honest. If I can raise the finance that our company needs before entries close, then maybe....but it does not look good. :(:
  16. DakarDemon

    DakarDemon Ride!

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  17. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hi everyone - thanks for keeping this old page (and the dream) alive!

    I'd hoped by this time to have a new dedicated 2013 thread up and running, unfortunately things don't always work out the way you'd planned...

    Sadly this is not the announcement I wanted to be making at a point so close to the start of Dakar 2013.

    Unfortunately, I have been unable to secure sufficient financial support and sponsorship to employ the services of an assistance team this year, and this greatly diminishes the prospect of a successful finish in the Dakar.

    Despite retaining and gaining the support of a number of product suppliers and manufacturers, I am still significantly short of funding - and yesterday took the decision to inform ASO of my desire to defer my entry until the 2014 edition of the Dakar Rally.

    As you might imagine, it is not a decision I have taken lightly, especially with an acceptance letter for 2013 sitting here on my desk. However, I feel it the most sensible option under the circumstances.

    Certainly my campaign this year had always been hampered by undergoing a second leg operation [to remove the metal work], and subsequent recuperation and rehabilitation. While I am confident I am physically and mentally ready to return to the Dakar, I am aware that further and more intensive physical training can only improve my condition for a subsequent attempt.

    In addition, together with significantly more time to raise funds and sponsorship, there is the prospect of a new team and bike for 2013/14 - all of which I trust will pay dividends in the long run, and that ultimately delaying my return to South America until January 2014 will give me an ever better chance of obtaining a finishers medal.*

    In the interim, I hope to be racing in at least one or two more International desert rallies next season, and with the new team project, gain additional press and publicity throughout my campaign year.

    It is therefore my intention to launch my 2014 Dakar campaign directly after Dakar 2013 in January next year - including the new website and web-shop, together with a program of fundraising events and show attendances. And of course, there will be a new and dedicated ADVrider thread full of juicy info! - It’s going to be an exciting year!

    Once again thank you all for your continued support.

    Jenny xx
  18. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Im very sorry to hear this and went through the same feeling on a couple races/rallyes but on the bright side you have only 15 months to secure the dosh and be ready and focused for 2014 ... GO JENNY
  19. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Subscribing. And piling up popcorn & virtual beer :evil
  20. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Better to step back and do it properly than rush it.

    More time to get piglet a proper south american gaucho's hat and scarf...