Wow, awsome thread, sorry Im joining it so late, read the whole thing.
I know what hard work and planning you are faced with, I recently competed in the Tuareg rallye in Morocco and did it the easy way by buying rallye support and renting a fully prepped bike and even then there was a lot of planning, paperwork, training etc. The rewards are great and the preperation is really valuble.
Ill take 7 t-shirts, 4 large and 3 x-large. Ill buy them on your site.
Thanks for the frequent updates, it really keeps it interesting.
Keep it pinned Josh.