Originally Posted by geode
As an interested onlooker who knows he'll never enter the Dakar, I'll suggest folks who seriously plan to try to ride it start their grass roots fund raising efforts earlier. I'm not rich by any stretch, but I'd likely to toss a $10 bill in someone's fund from time to time over the course of a year. As far as SWAG goes, sure the RiffRaff package was cool to get but how many folks out there have $100 to toss at every amateur?
If I got a small sticker for my $10 I'd be thrilled.
Geode I live in South Africa and $100 is very steep for Swag in these parts. The little planning I have done I have aimed for around $50 swag. However it is still in early days with me I am still e-mailing some Dakar participants and rally raiders. Like I said I am very realistic about 2012 maybe being too far $ wise.
Safariberg thx for the tyre info. Running Malles Moto one will probably also not trash tyres as the pro and other classes?