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Old 09-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #1696
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #1697
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Hi everyone - thanks for keeping this old page (and the dream) alive!

I'd hoped by this time to have a new dedicated 2013 thread up and running, unfortunately things don't always work out the way you'd planned...

Sadly this is not the announcement I wanted to be making at a point so close to the start of Dakar 2013.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to secure sufficient financial support and sponsorship to employ the services of an assistance team this year, and this greatly diminishes the prospect of a successful finish in the Dakar.

Despite retaining and gaining the support of a number of product suppliers and manufacturers, I am still significantly short of funding - and yesterday took the decision to inform ASO of my desire to defer my entry until the 2014 edition of the Dakar Rally.

As you might imagine, it is not a decision I have taken lightly, especially with an acceptance letter for 2013 sitting here on my desk. However, I feel it the most sensible option under the circumstances.

Certainly my campaign this year had always been hampered by undergoing a second leg operation [to remove the metal work], and subsequent recuperation and rehabilitation. While I am confident I am physically and mentally ready to return to the Dakar, I am aware that further and more intensive physical training can only improve my condition for a subsequent attempt.

In addition, together with significantly more time to raise funds and sponsorship, there is the prospect of a new team and bike for 2013/14 - all of which I trust will pay dividends in the long run, and that ultimately delaying my return to South America until January 2014 will give me an ever better chance of obtaining a finishers medal.*

In the interim, I hope to be racing in at least one or two more International desert rallies next season, and with the new team project, gain additional press and publicity throughout my campaign year.

It is therefore my intention to launch my 2014 Dakar campaign directly after Dakar 2013 in January next year - including the new website and web-shop, together with a program of fundraising events and show attendances. And of course, there will be a new and dedicated ADVrider thread full of juicy info! - It’s going to be an exciting year!

Once again thank you all for your continued support.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #1698
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Im very sorry to hear this and went through the same feeling on a couple races/rallyes but on the bright side you have only 15 months to secure the dosh and be ready and focused for 2014 ... GO JENNY
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #1699
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #1700
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Better to step back and do it properly than rush it.

More time to get piglet a proper south american gaucho's hat and scarf...
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #1701
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Sorry to hear JMo but will still be waiting here for your 2014 campaign!! Curious to know what bike you are considering?
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #1702
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Sorry to hear that Jenny ... ...

Better to step back and get your leg back to the condition it was than rush things and risk another injury... I hope the fund raising goes better this time .

Cant wait to read about the new bike, the built up etc ... I have read the previous preparation more than one time and still amazes me ...

Now you have more thaN a year to prepare for the next run ! Keep the postS coming !!
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #1703
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JMo to Dakar 2014.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #1704
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Hey Jen - You're not the only one. The feeling is so gutting.

In my case the realization came in May. that coupled with work commitment that have made training difficult. At least you have the acceptance form.

The upside of this is that maybe we will end up riding in 2014 together!

All the best with your healing and preparations!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #1705
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Sorry to hear the new but i look forward to following your adventure in 14 jmo.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:33 AM   #1706
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Sad to hear Jen, not to worry though, you'll get in on the next one. Keep at it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #1707
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Not such sad news. More time to train and repair. More time to gather funds and help.

give it hell.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #1708
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Hey Jen,

You are wise not to force it if everything isn't coming together the way it should. With the amount of personal effort and expense involved in an effort like, that it would seem to me that having all the details nailed down going in would be critical to your confidence level and enjoyment of the entire experience. Still following and as always, curious about the choice of motorcycle, the modifications and the riding you're going to do to prepare for the big event. Keep us posted!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:03 AM   #1709
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Sorry it's been a while coming...

A little announcement over here:

Hope to see you there!

Jenny xx

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #1710
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Oh no, JennyMo, say no to orange!!

Husky or Beta!!!

Seriously, good luck!!!
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