hey miguez. nice post. looking forward to reading more about your effort. my buddy and I raced baja in 2009 and have been discussing other races/rallies since then....V2R, Baja (again), Desafio Ruta 40 in Argentina, etc.
I'm in the Columbus OH area too and wouldn't mind swapping stories, training regimens, and maybe doing a little riding. pm me if you're interested.