The time has come... Neduro DID Dakar!

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

  1. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Awesome run today!

    GO NED!!! :pynd
  2. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    :clap
  3. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Go! NED Go!

    :happay:beer:happay

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  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Dakar for you next, Lyndon? :ear
  5. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Go Ned!!!!!



    :clap
  6. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    :clap Can't wait to hear the call in!
  7. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    Jajaj!

    That's the spirit!

    Go Ned!

    Hey, Jonah doesn't appear in the withdrawals...
  8. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Withdrawals won't be updated until tomorrow, probably.
  9. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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  10. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    But, is it official that the race is over for him?
  11. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    Last I heard he had hitched a ride to the bivouac and left his bike for the sweep truck.
  12. Pyndon

    Pyndon Long timer

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    Duke, you know it's always something that's on the cards, I have to make it happen though, just like Ned has this year. I would have loved to have done the race with Ned and we did discuss it briefly but it did not fit in with his plan(s). Ned is a great friend and we have done a lot together and still do when time permits. What he has achieved and the way he has gone about it is exactly as I would have done it. Even though we live 4500 miles apart, we have spent many hours discussing Dakar prep, sharing ideas and firing spares lists back and forth! Ned asked me to join him with Chris V before the start of the race but there were two issues with that. 1) I honestly could not face being in BA and not starting the race......that would have driven me crazy! and 2) It would have limited the time I have to compete in other FIM Rallies this year. One day Duke.......

    Anyway, this is all about Ned so hi-jack over...........GO NED!
  13. joneswgareth

    joneswgareth Welsh Rarebit

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    Well done Ned - fantastic :clap
  14. jenduro

    jenduro sister and spectator

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    Nice. Looking forward to the rr report. xo Us
    :clap:clap
  15. Thom_worldwide

    Thom_worldwide Way out here

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    Hope you get time to read this. Keep it up - we are all cheering for you! :clap
  16. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike TAT Rookie (planning!)

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    Best wishes and safe journeys to all riders involved in Dakar! :D

    Go Ned! :clap :ricky :clap
  17. hardroadking

    hardroadking Been here awhile

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    Couldn't be prouder Ned !!!

    Keep it up...as Pyndon said - smooth = fast
    and as others said - keep riding at 80% of potential allowing attrition of others and your ability to do smooth and fast, gradually move you up the leader board.

    GO NED !!! you cyber support team is screamin at the top of their lungs for ya, hope you can hear/feel them
  18. MotoFly

    MotoFly Been here awhile

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    -----It is incredible that we all get to share this with Ned. This experience would make a fantastic memoir!! HINT HINT! :deal



    Peace,

    Tory
  19. gwenduro

    gwenduro Mom!

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    Perfectly said . . . and this mama will be screamin' once she gets her voice back! (Inconvenient case of bronchitis, on the mend.) Meanwhile, sending steady vibes, all the time . . . and wearing my hoodie non-stop! xoxo

    :wings (Silent Screaming . . .)
  20. MountainMan

    MountainMan accelerating

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    Watched it on Eurosport, the wife was say "That's Ned in the bivi.. he's eating breakfast!"

    Between that and immediately starting into "they are letting retard chariots race this!" when the quads came on... I was very happy. :lol3