Bug, I just finished this thread and the incredible faceplant tale. Just a couple of things: Thank you so much for sharing this EPIC story of guts, determination and adventure with us. I honestly hope the Dakar comes back to Africa, where it belongs. You have lived what many only dream, and did it with class -- I hope whatever live brings you, bugwife and the larvae is fulfilling and provided more tales for you to share with us! Can you say, "Team Bug: Dakar 2011" ?