There was one other guy who planned to ride with us from the start, all the way, a good friend of mine who goes by the nick "ClearandLock". Sadly, ClearandLock had to pull out as he needed to go into training all summer long for the 2013 Dakar.
But he had his bike all prepared - here next to mine:
And been on a shakedown ride to Morocco at the beginning of the year in preparation:
Now his beautifully prepped X-Challenge layed idle all summer, while his Dakar bike, a 450 RR, got all the riding.
Mate, I hope you dont bomb out early in the Dakar, cause you sure sacrificed a fantastic ride for it.
Bon Chance !