Natasha's Race to Dakar: Heroes Legend 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by natashaempire, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. natashaempire

    natashaempire n00b

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    Well, I finally decided I'd better get on with it or I'll be to old to pursue my dream of riding a motorcycle from Paris to Dakar. So what the heck, I started a blog http://natashadakar2012.blogspot.com/ and now I have just under a year and a half to get my ass to the starting line.
    Anyone else out there who is pursuing Heroes Legend, would Love to hear from you.
    Please feel free to send that blog around if you know of any people doing the Heroes or who would like to be involved in helping sponsor an American woman riding in the race.
    THANKS alot..
    :clap
    Thanks to Jenny Morgan, Patsy QUick, Annie Seel and all the other women riders for inspiration.

    NATASHA
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  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Well let me be the first here to wish you the best of luck :freaky
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  3. natashaempire

    natashaempire n00b

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    That is so lovely! Your website looks amazing. I've been to BC alot, but not many other places in Canada. Have you ever done any rally races?

    :D
    Natasha
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  4. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    Good luck :)

    You might want to try your website with a few different browsers. I'm using Google Chrome and just get a background pic which scrolls 9 times.
    Between 4 and 5 is a small movie titled Boob Cam which sadly didn't live up to my initial expectations... :huh
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  5. natashaempire

    natashaempire n00b

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    Hey Pete - Thanks for letting me know.
    I started it this week so there are bound to be problems.

    Gotta change that video! The title cards will not be working in my favor.
    What seems funny to me may not be to others!
    :eek1
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  6. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Hello from Italy, Natasha! It would have been my dream too, running the Heroes Legend... last year two friends of mine did it (one finished, the other one had to give up after a bad fall at the border with Mauritania) while I was not able to get any sponsorship. Be sure to calculate well your budget, the subscription is only a small part of the whole! Which bike will you use? :1drink
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  7. Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Low on compression

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    Good Luck to you!! I grew up riding the west side of El Paso so it would be great to see a home town girl kick some butt!
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  8. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Very good advice from Gian!:clap
    Good luck Natasha!
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  9. The Full Monty

    The Full Monty Adventurer

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    Good luck Natasha! This Texan will be rooting for you! :clap:clap

    FYI your blog looks great in Chrome now
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  10. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hey there Natasha! (L) x

    Got your PM and the blog/website is looking good!

    Any help or advice, and I'm more than happy to help of course - looking forward to following your preparation and the race itself!

    Keep us posted, and post pictures!

    Jx
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  11. octane27

    octane27 Adventurer

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    Natasha,
    Good luck with chasing your dream. I will be following your blog and learning from your progress. Just like many of us on here I also dream of rally racing in distant lands. Damn I love these dream chasing threads. Very inspirational.
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  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Nope, like you I have been dreaming of doing one someday. Looks like I'm a couple of years away still. The Hero's is high on the list of one's I am considering so I will be watching this thread with interest. Best of luck :thumb
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  13. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Your site looks great, Natasha. We'll be watching your blog and wishing you well.

    And if Charley Boorman gave it a go...
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  14. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    Go for it Natasha!!!!!!!!! Good on you, will watch your blog religiously. :clap

    I was desperate to go and do HL this year but my bike took all my funds for this years entry, I'm broke now, but the bike is ready at least, so definitely looking at Heroes Legend 2012. I want it so much I can taste it!

    Hoping to see you there. :wings
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  15. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Good luck, Im very jealous, Heroes Legend has been on my bucket list for a while now. If you get t-shirts printed to raise money, Ill buy a few.
    Cheers.
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  16. kevinandperry

    kevinandperry n00b

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    hi natasha

    myself and kevin are on this rally so look forward to seeing you, we are riding with patsy quick and desert rose racing,
    let us know if you need anything or if we can help in any way .
    perry
    www.kevinandperrygodakar.com
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