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Old 10-09-2009, 06:33 PM   #31
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This is totaly what I want.. beauty this is!!! Riding XRV750 thinking of a change... was concidering '1000nds' of bikes .. but you nailed it! NICE ONE ;) now I know what 2 go 4 ..









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Old 10-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #32
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Whell done to your bike........ lavelly


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Old 10-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #33
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I love the Tenere!
Good luck with this adventure!
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:13 PM   #34
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:08 AM   #35
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Awright Jenn!! That thing is even more gorgeous than before.

Have a great trip, be safe, and remember that the California Contingent will be rooting for you!
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:49 AM   #36
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It´s exactly as i saw it in my dreams!!

Congratulations and good luck!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:01 AM   #37
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The bike looks fantastic, best of luck and good on you for realising your dreams. You're a inspiration, thank you. Go girl.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:28 AM   #38
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Sensational !!!!

Very excited for you, can't wait to follow your progress

Best of luck :)))
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:42 AM   #39
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7 days to go!

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and well-wishes - I'll do my best to bring myself and bike back in one piece!

It's just a week to go now before I'll be on the Eurostar heading for Paris (my bike is being transported ahead), so it's all getting a bit hectic here!

You will be able to follow my progress via the Heroes-Legend website, that should have a page that allows you to track the riders/drivers via the Etrack live satellite system - my race number is 041.

I hope you have enjoyed what you've seen so far (and for more detail about the bike build, do take a look at XT660.com) and if you would like to support the charity I am involved with, please take a moment to read the link below:



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Many thanks again, one and all!

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Old 10-14-2009, 04:55 AM   #40
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:17 AM   #41
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Definitely hero

Hey Jenny, I guess you're right into it now so close to the start. So all the very best, I'm rooting for yer gal.

Even just a finish would be a helluva result on a new, unproven, Italian, stock engine bike, so don't go hurtin yerself. Bit like David Casteu on Cagiva's return to the Dakar - '04 I think it was. Hope you don't get the mechanical aggro he had, so I can take my Tenere into the Libya rally next year, inspired by you and yer Yam...

If you checkin here before it all gets going, let them know the heroeslegend.com site is acting up, and there's a load of (660 Tenere) bikers wanting to follow you through the rally.

Cheers !

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:14 PM   #42
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Hi Jon - thanks for your encouragement and well wishes!

I see what you mean about the Heroes' site - hopefully they will get that sorted soon... keep it bookmarked x

As for the Yamaha - part of the reason I chose the Tenere was that the engine is already pretty well proven... It's been around in the current XT660R since 2003, and a number of people have used that bike as the basis of an overlander - Damon I'Anson from BIKE magazine even took a 660R on the 'highest motorable road in the world' - over 18,000ft in the Himalayas a couple of years ago, so mechanically the Tenere ought to go the distance? Likewise my wheel and suspension mods are damn near bullet-proof, and bike feels great on and off the road...

My only concern is it does weigh a lot compared to a stock Enduro type bike with a big tank (but then so does any 650cc class rally bike of course) - but by all accounts, the distance involved in this particular event means most riders favor a larger capacity machine for strength, longevity and lower maintenance...

I've no doubt the bike is capable of making it to the end... the question is if I am?!

This could well be my last post before the event, as I'll be heading south tomorrow, need to collect my passport on Tuesday (nothing like last minute eh?), then catching the train to Paris on Wednesday... I'll do my best for you guys, and aim to bring us both back in one piece!

Finally, here it was on the trailer before I delivered it to my assistance crew last week (it won't look this shiny ever again!):



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Old 10-18-2009, 06:56 PM   #43
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is the Gauloises logos ? !

And I'm sure you ARE upto it, not least from all the blood, sweat, time and wonga that you must have put into the preparation, surely a big incentive !

And I guess now the bike's gone, there's not much left to worry about, or much you can do about it anyway - sighs of relief ?

So I hope you really ENJOY it, and watch out for the soft sand in Mauritania and the kids in Senegal.

Bonne chance !
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #44
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You go Jenny ......

I'll definitely be watching your progress.

Best of luck, eh!

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Old 10-19-2009, 12:28 PM   #45
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Good Luck with the Rallye Jenny
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