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Old 09-29-2010, 02:45 PM   #116
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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!!
Hi Rick!

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!

Jenny xx
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