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Old 12-21-2011, 04:39 AM   #796
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I just talked to Chris (with Ned in the background) and they both are surprisingly calm about the bike being delayed. Chris said they made a list today of what needs to be done and they are confident they will still have plenty of time.
It's more that there's nothing we can do about it. I'm not calm so much as resigned.

Whatever it is, we'll sort it out. It's just too bad because we went from a good chance of being organized well ahead, to being on our back foot in those last few days. Oh well.

On the plus side, this means the time in BA is now completely unproductive. I've slept more in the last 2 days than I did in the last 2 weeks!
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:50 AM   #797
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As a last-minute private sponsor here I just wanted to say GO NED GO!!

Best of luck and I'll be doing my best to follow the race from my deployed location in Doha, Qatar!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:40 AM   #798
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It's more that there's nothing we can do about it. I'm not calm so much as resigned.

Whatever it is, we'll sort it out. It's just too bad because we went from a good chance of being organized well ahead, to being on our back foot in those last few days. Oh well.

On the plus side, this means the time in BA is now completely unproductive. I've slept more in the last 2 days than I did in the last 2 weeks!
things happen in mysterious ways Ned!,,,i think your guardian angel is watching out for ya real good,,,he/she obviously knows ya needed some much needed sleep:>),,and ya gotta remember :''that the best laid mice of plans and men'',,do go astray sometimes:>)

relax,,,, go with the flow,,,,be rested for the next step,,keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole !!!

go 4 it

woody n the gang

PS we too have joined the ranks of your private sponsors #1359,,no need for bike graphics ,,wouldn't mind be listed on the sponsor page,,need a decal??? can accommodate,,,we're tuned in
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:09 PM   #799
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As a last-minute private sponsor here I just wanted to say GO NED GO!!

Best of luck and I'll be doing my best to follow the race from my deployed location in Doha, Qatar!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #800
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Hey Ned, stock up on sleep while you can....you're gonna need it!

Here's to hoping it's gonna go as smooth as possible in the coming days...
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:23 PM   #801
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And Ned hit's his first snag.. container delayed in Brazil, will arrive late in Argentina.. But should still be there in plenty of time.. Ned's relaxing pre-race vacation in Buenos Aires just became a bit more stressful.

P.S. I don't think we've ever done a Dakar where the shipping went smoothly. This is just the way it goes when shipping overseas.. As long as there are no further delays, we'll all be ok...
After hearing the above news. This was my visual perspective of the above communications.





The initial "hit" of the above news was only temporary. With the amount of planning and execution into Ned's effort, it soon became a minor setback.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:29 PM   #802
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This was my visual perspective of the above communications.
That's not a proper Dakar hotel room. There should be riding gear all over the place, tires and mousses stacked to the ceiling, and motor oil stains on the floor. What kind of race is this anyway?
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:46 PM   #803
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had the boat arrived on time I'm sure it would look like that!
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #804
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That's not a proper Dakar hotel room. There should be riding gear all over the place, tires and mousses stacked to the ceiling, and motor oil stains on the floor. What kind of race is this anyway?
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We need a wider angle lens. The riding gear is hear but stacked further in. The mousses, tires, and stains are in the container that apparently, we cannot access.

Joking aside, one of my supporters helped me out with the hotel room, and it's way above my station in life. I'm not sorry!

And, Thanks to Woody's Wheel Works and FL_Biker for the support! I'm hoping we can find a way to put your contributions into the pocket of some customs broker and spring that bike early! Very much appreciated, as always, the spending doesn't stop where the budget did, so late is definitely very much welcome.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:15 PM   #805
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We need a wider angle lens. The riding gear is hear but stacked further in. The mousses, tires, and stains are in the container that apparently, we cannot access.

Joking aside, one of my supporters helped me out with the hotel room, and it's way above my station in life. I'm not sorry!

And, Thanks to Woody's Wheel Works and FL_Biker for the support! I'm hoping we can find a way to put your contributions into the pocket of some customs broker and spring that bike early! Very much appreciated, as always, the spending doesn't stop where the budget did, so late is definitely very much welcome.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #806
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Got the email, N.

Good luck.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #807
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...aaaand we've got first hand intel from B.A.!

It's happening!

Cherish your last peaceful days, gentlemen!
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:28 PM   #808
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w00t! The first Motorcyclist article is up!
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:20 PM   #809
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It's more that there's nothing we can do about it. I'm not calm so much as resigned.

Whatever it is, we'll sort it out. It's just too bad because we went from a good chance of being organized well ahead, to being on our back foot in those last few days. Oh well.

On the plus side, this means the time in BA is now completely unproductive. I've slept more in the last 2 days than I did in the last 2 weeks!
"It's good to have something to keep your hands busy with before the race"



Good luck, and relax while you can.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #810
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w00t! The first Motorcyclist article is up!

Can't wait for the start!!! Good luck and godspeed. Great article and video--rack up the sleep! Been through some military training were I got 1hr sleep a night on avg for 63 odd days and how I wished I could have had more prior to the start! !
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