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Old 07-25-2010, 09:17 AM   #339
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Originally Posted by skibum69
You should do fine Neil, just remember to rein it in a little near the beginning of the rally to get your wits about you before you start amping it up too much. Patrick Trahan, the only Canadian to finish the Dakar this year gave me the advice along with an excellent story of his crash on day 2 at over 100kmh.

Thanks brother, I appreciate the encouragement. Is that story written up somewhere? I'd love to give it a read.

Anyway I plan to take it easy, and get to the finish. As you know, its battle between the heart and the mind, but its a long rally, and my biggest concern is having the energy to keep it up in the latter part of the rally when its maybe not so fun anymore. I think that will keep it all in perspective.

Its awesome that Jonah is with you on the Mongolia rally. Having someone like that around will be inspirational I am sure.
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Everyone has a max speed, 90% of that max speed is much safer and easier, and if that 90% speed isn't fast enough at Dakar, you enter the snowball. - neduro
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