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Old 05-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Dakar 2014 Ride-Along opportunity

Hey Rally Fans!

Yesterday marked opening of 2014 entries, and the beginnings of 2014 Dakar planning.

RMS is again planning on sending a truck this year in support of 2 riders. We'll probably send our Ford F350 assistance truck. This truck has been run by Rally PanAm since 2006, usually supporting Jonah Street and some North American privateers. We have 4 seats in the truck. 2 of the seats are available for "guest team members".

Ted Johnson came with the team in 2012 and wrote the fantastic book, Tales From The Bivouac. Now it's your turn to see the Dakar from within. This opportunity is ideal for rally fans, journalists, media professionals, authors, and adventure travelers.

If you'd like to join us, please contact me. The Dakar isn't cheap. All-in price will be around $20,000, which includes ASO entry fee and your share of the truck and bivouac setup. Every person who has ridden in this seat before has said that it was the trip of a lifetime and worth every penny. You'll be part of one of the most fun, well run, and longest running North American teams on the rally. You have access to all the bivouacs and restricted areas. You eat with the teams. You sleep in a team tent. You get up early and drive like mad across South America for most of the day. If you'd like to help, including driving the truck, we'll appreciate the work. But, if you want to just wander around and take photos, that is perfectly OK.

We're not selling anything here, just asking for you to pay your entry fee and share of expenses. We find that the "guests" in the truck usually round out the team very well.

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