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Old 12-21-2011, 09:07 AM   #168
drc42
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Originally Posted by Deadly99 View Post
For the 2005 Dakar, Charlie convinced his brother Dave to join him. A re occurring theme keeps appearing with these Dakar stories, triumph over tragedy. Both Charlie and his brother finished the race successfully after a very long struggle through the dunes of Africa. Dave broke his leg along the route and managed to keep riding his bike for days on end, this once again demonstrates that the stories that come from the Dakar are nothing short of inspiring.


I was asking Dave about that a few months ago at a local trail ride. It is funny how he acts like it really wasn't a big deal, he said motorcycle boots are a lot like a cast anyway. He claimed the only really hard part was when his electric start broke and he had to kick start the bike.

I can only hope to be this tough if I go through something like that.
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