Originally Posted by DUCK BOY
Just got on the thread. Good luck and sorry to hear about your foot.
I raced Dakar last year after breaking my leg at Morocco, so I only had 9 weeks recovery. That meant that I didn't ride my bike at all from the day of the fall to the start of the race. I felt great through the first 2 stages but didn't manage to finish the 3rd although I beleive it was more to do with lack of experience than the break so I know you will do well. Just make sure you keep up the fitness!!
Yes, I heard about that incident on the Maroc - I was with Patsy at the time on Heroes-Legend and we crossed near Zagora of course...
By all accounts, that infamous 'third day' on the Dakar last year was a bastard for most people, so I wouldn't feel too bad... but I agree, your best chance of finishing is to be fit and healthy and well prepared... even then, it's sometimes not enough!
Hope you get to the start line again one day!