The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by neduro, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. MountainMan

    MountainMan accelerating

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    Well done!
    Thanks for bringing us along.

    (glad my wiring job made it intact too.... :evil)
  2. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    :rogueCongrat's.
  3. wscollay

    wscollay Adventurer

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    Layer Cake winery sent all the sponcers 6 bottles of wine, not Saucelito Canyon Vineyard. For us to send that many free bottles would probably be last years profit. Thank you Layer Cake and Go Ned.
  4. vorg

    vorg Adventurer

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    Manfully done lad. Jolly good show. :lol3

    Seriously, it has been a pleasure to watch your epic ride from my frozen porch. :freaky
  5. MotoFly

    MotoFly Been here awhile

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    We are shaving our heads here and he decides to grow his back?!? How inconsiderate! :lol3:lol3

    We all cheered "GO NED, GO!!!....and by god you did! What a great adventure to follow. I am sure you have motivated many to get up and chase something, anything, that we are passionate about and we can't thank you enough.

    Congratulations on your accomplishment!

    I raise my glass to you fine sir! :freaky

    Peace.

    T
  6. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    *unseen Fist Pump* Yessssssssss!!!
  7. shiskowd

    shiskowd Adventurer

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    This is only my second 'F5 Dakar' and was one of the best motor sport racing experiences I've had.

    Ned - you're a hero for taking the risk to follow a dream and seeing it through so beautifully! :clap :clap :clap

    Ned's friends - thanks for you help with bike prep, training rides and the friendships that mean so much to him.

    F5 Crew - continues to amaze just how 'real' the Dakar experience can be behind a keyboard. Thanks to all of you for your contributions, antidotes, humor and support for Ned's effort.

    Cheers from Calgary, Alberta.... :clap :clap :clap :clap
  8. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    Congratulations Ned!

    I'm watching the event on TV but I haven't seen him yet, I'll carry on watching it just in case!

    Great race!
  9. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    You might still get a visitor or two to the winery :D
  10. gwenduro

    gwenduro Mom!

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    . . . . this is so silly . . . I just can't wait to hear today's report!!!!!!!
    What a saga . . . and Ned made it happen, with a lot of help from his friends. :ricky:happay:p3rry:super
    Okay, so I'll wait . . . . :ddog
  11. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    Congratulations Ned!
  12. VDG

    VDG Long timer

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    Congratulations. Ned ........fantastic.........well done :clap:clap:clap

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  13. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    :lol3

    Ned, I :bow to all Dakar finishers, particularly you. Awesome achievement! You made it look easy, but we know otherwise. Thanks for giving us the inside story. :clap :clap
  14. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    So true!


    Cheers from Chico, Ca!
  15. Kevkor

    Kevkor Been here awhile

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    Excellent job Ned!
  16. KawaYamaSaki Ho

    KawaYamaSaki Ho Reality burns!

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    I think I'll go riding.....I'm feeling NedSPIREd.:p3rry:muutt
  17. co-drz

    co-drz Rather be Ride'n

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    Great job Ned. Congratulations.:clap:clap:clap
    Thanks for taking us all along for the Adventure
    All of your friends in The Springs, CMTRA, CO 600 etc. are very proud of you.
    Go Ned Go!:D
  18. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    Congratulations Ned. You had a dream and made it real.

    Many helped, but it was your ability to stay focused from the beginning and ride your plan that made your dream come true.
    The fact that you made it look easy, when so many others had problems, speaks volumes about your preparation and the ability to keep your eye on the end goal.
  19. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    RIGHT ON NED!!!!!

    Got home just in time to see him on tv in line and on the podium, good stuff.



    Cheers, Todd
  20. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike TAT Rookie (planning!)

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    :clap:wings:ricky:clap:rayofYeah Ned!!! Mission Complete! Dakar 2012 !! :clap:wings:ricky:clap:rayof
    :D:freaky:clap:happay:clapCongratulations!!:clap:happay:clap:freaky:D