The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

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

  1. Arzach

    Arzach never too old...

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    A little late to say thanks for the get together last weekend ,fun presentation . It was nice meeting you Ned .As far as I am concerned you are entering this race embracing this race original goal and spirit . Soon enough you will be in the thick of it .
    A donf ! (I am sure you will find the meaning).
  2. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Just said goodbye to Ned on his way to the airport.:clap

    See you in a few days bro. Have a safe and uneventful flight.
  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    The wine showed up the other day. I had not been paying attention so it was a surprise. :freaky

    But couldn't remember why it was there. :huh

    Old man, long hours, who knows where I'd drifted off on the internet?:lol3

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    Then the sticker package showed up in the snail mail and the mystery was solved.:clap

    Thanks Layer Cake for supporting Ned! :thumb

    I'll be looking up this label in my favorite stores for sure. Yes we have already sampled a couple bottles, so I'll be re-stocking the supply for the Dakar coverage.:freaky

    And Go Ned!
  4. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  5. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Ill second that on the wine. My wife and I drink copius ammounts of red wine each week and this Layer cake wine is damn fine stuff. Ill be asking for it at my local wine shop. Nice job " Layer Cake" and thanks for supporting Ned and our sport.
  6. darrendeep6

    darrendeep6 BMW Dirty Dozen

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    +1 Good luck Ned
  7. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    New favorite wine around the house. Merry Christmas to all of Ned's supporters. We'll definitely be having a glass at the Dakar party. :freaky
  8. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Wine arrived. We toasted you Ned. Saving two bottles for the finish. :clap Go Ned!
  9. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    And Ned hit's his first snag.. container delayed in Brazil, will arrive late in Argentina.. But should still be there in plenty of time.. Ned's relaxing pre-race vacation in Buenos Aires just became a bit more stressful.

    P.S. I don't think we've ever done a Dakar where the shipping went smoothly. This is just the way it goes when shipping overseas.. As long as there are no further delays, we'll all be ok...
  10. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    And the Adventure begins! :clap
  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    "What could possibly go wrong"

    I hope it gets their with time to spare, I know Ned had some last minute details to sort on the bike due to last minute info from ASO on the nav gear along with applying decals on the bike, etc.

    Fingers crossed :deal
  12. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    Good God, don't tell him- let him relax until the day the container is due, then tell him.
  13. duct tape

    duct tape Lost

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    Thanks for the wine Ned. Took me a while to figure it out since the card and stickers came separately.
  14. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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  15. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    I just talked to Chris (with Ned in the background) and they both are surprisingly calm about the bike being delayed. Chris said they made a list today of what needs to be done and they are confident they will still have plenty of time. :D
  16. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    It's more that there's nothing we can do about it. I'm not calm so much as resigned. :deal

    Whatever it is, we'll sort it out. It's just too bad because we went from a good chance of being organized well ahead, to being on our back foot in those last few days. Oh well.

    On the plus side, this means the time in BA is now completely unproductive. I've slept more in the last 2 days than I did in the last 2 weeks!
  17. FL_biker

    FL_biker 2016 BMW R1200GS Adv

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    As a last-minute private sponsor here I just wanted to say GO NED GO!!

    Best of luck and I'll be doing my best to follow the race from my deployed location in Doha, Qatar!!
  18. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    things happen in mysterious ways Ned!:wink:,,,i think your guardian angel is watching out for ya real good,,,he/she obviously knows ya needed some much needed sleep:>),,and ya gotta remember :''that the best laid mice of plans and men'',,do go astray sometimes:>)

    relax,,,, go with the flow,,,,be rested for the next step,,keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole !!!:deal

    go 4 it
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    woody n the gang

    PS we too have joined the ranks of your private sponsors #1359,,no need for bike graphics ,,wouldn't mind be listed on the sponsor page,,need a decal??? can accommodate,,,we're tuned in
  19. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    I received your PM. I am working on it.:deal
  20. Czechsix

    Czechsix Slower than you....

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    Hey Ned, stock up on sleep while you can....you're gonna need it!

    Here's to hoping it's gonna go as smooth as possible in the coming days...:beer