The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

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

  1. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    yep, especially if you held it in someplace accessible, like the middle of Pennsylvania...you'd have inmates from Indiana to Maine to the Carolinas showing up...just keep it away from the gridlock that is the DC to Boston corridor.
  2. 14Traits

    14Traits Adventurer

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    I am in for this as long as it's not on a weekend I am teaching motorcycle classes. :freaky

    oh and +1 on info on those work shirts. :deal
  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    You mean you didn't already book it while you were out there?:fishie

    Did you at least deliver that hug to MomDuro for me?:ddog


    :lol3
  4. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    Welp, for better or worse and even though it's old news, the Cycle News folks published my letter defending the slander against Ned:

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    ...along with someone elses. Makes me wonder how many they actually got...
  5. Dusty_Bottoms

    Dusty_Bottoms Adventurer Ordinaire

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    They may have gotten better letters but yours was the one they printed...:evil


  6. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    :photog :rofl

    :clap :wave Lil Steve!

    Sand clinic down in the Pine Barrens? :ricky

    He had a few things on his plate while I was out there. :lol3

    And yes, hug delivered. :D
  7. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    Great to meet you too Nate! I was also totally overwhelmed at the turnout. :eek1

    [​IMG]


    You should definitely plan a trip back! But wait until the summer and then we can go for a ride. :deal
  8. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    :wave

    Pine Barrens of NJ, rocks of the Berkshires, or the varied terrain of central PA.... doesnt matter. If Ned decides to do a clinic and/or slideshow anywhere in the NE, I'll gather up a crew of misfits to attend.
  9. b3h

    b3h ol dog on a stray

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    1 vote for the only state on the ec that really welcomes motorcyclists - west by god virginia
  10. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    A toast to Ned (and his team), a man among men, an inspiration to others to reach for their dreams and not be deterred by harsh realities and the long odds of success. The dust has settled, the results have been recorded, and the only thing that counts in racing is that Ned WAS the best American rider at the 2012 Dakar, there can only be ONE champion!


    <TABLE style="MARGIN-TOP: 5px" cellSpacing=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=sqtdq colSpan=2>&#8220;It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.&#8221;
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  11. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Great quote. :thumb


  12. RhodeHazard

    RhodeHazard ex halligan hooligan

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    Ahhh... 2+2=lamieux

    We have our second letter to the Cycle News editor writer!

    Great job:clap:clap:clap

  13. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Oh hell yeah. I am especially fond of the central PA idea, but that's just me.:D
  14. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    That is quite an endorsement. MEFO mousse on the radar now!
  15. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Get'em here.

    http://www.mx1west.com/

    They supported Ned. :thumb
  16. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    OK, I'm in for the MEFO mousse...

    Now we just have to convince Ned to do version 2.0 of his famous Neduro's Tire Changing Class thread with the mousse technique :clap
  17. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    I just wait until he's at my house and hand him the mouse and some tire irons :D
  18. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    It's even easier than changing tubes, IMO.
  19. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    I agree but when Ned does it for me it's way easier than changing tubes :lol3
  20. windquest

    windquest Been here awhile

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    Ned beat you guys to it, he had posted it before he went to Dakar in his tire changing thread.