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Old 01-09-2011, 03:27 AM   #1096
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Great pictures. Heal up quick.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:44 AM   #1097
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Ok, a few more shots from the first few days of 2011 - seems like a lifetime ago now!

Morning of the start in Parc Ferme - putting the final stickers on - ADV rider!


After finishing a muddy stage one, I took the opportunity to get the bike cleaned at a refuel stop:


Back at the bivvi - a wecome sight for both riders and mechanics each night... bloody red-bull girls were nowhere to be seen and had run out of drinks hours ago!


Morning of Day 2, just after leaving bivouac - fuel problem and bike wouldn't start/run - fortunately team were not far behind - that's me texting Julie to update Facebook btw!


Day 2 got a lot worse - just after refuel at KM 168, a sharp downhill bend was marked, but a bike passing me filled my view with dust and the next thing I knew I'd hit the rock face opposite and been catapulted into the scrub - miraculously, the bike suffered little damage other than to the nav tower and fairing panels (plus the cables from my iritrack and speedocap were ripped out):


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Old 01-09-2011, 03:53 AM   #1098
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Hey, JMO! Thanx for the updates and pix! You´re amazing, hope you´ll be back on yer feet soon(but don't rush it!'), take care!
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:03 AM   #1099
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Morning of the start in Parc Ferme - putting the final stickers on - ADV rider!
A borken leg? That is not very nice. Piglet could probably finish the aventure but I do not think he could reach the ground (I know what that is like). Say hi to Piglet for me!

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:28 AM   #1100
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thanks for the updates, try to keep your spirits up. We're thinking about you and sending more good thoughts
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:31 AM   #1101
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Typical scene approaching a town or intersection - this is not Africa were people walk all over the street anyway, these people had come especially to watch the rally go by:


Beautiful scenery during nuteralised section on day 3:


The closer to the bivouac town we got, the more the streets were mobbed - this is a motorway!:


Crazy fans - and a very high proportion of women fans too - Proctor & Gamble really missed a trick not sponsoring my bike this year, their brands are huge in South America, and my bike was photographed millions of times!


Crossing the Andes on the morning of Day 4 - it was boody cold up there, although I didn't seem to suffer as much as others on the 544km liaison:


Refuel at the top of the world (almost):


Dry salt lake high in the Andes:


Diesels blew smoke at such high altitude:


It was a bloody long liasion on Day 4:


And finally that media-whore shot - "for you, Le Dakar is over..."


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Old 01-09-2011, 04:47 AM   #1102
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Guess this means I'm out (like I didn't know already!):


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Sorry to hear of your troubles, heal fast! I am curious though, if you wear knee braces and if so do you think they could have contributed to the break?
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:02 AM   #1103
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You gained so much Jenny in experiences and views that even with that injury, I would say it was still really worth competing in the Dakar. Heal well and quick and find a way to be there next year!
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:10 AM   #1104
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Sorry to hear of your troubles, heal fast! I am curious though, if you wear knee braces and if so do you think they could have contributed to the break?
Hi BC61 - I see what you're saying... but no, I don't wear the Asterisk style braces, only Dainese shin/knee guards... I imagine if you knees were held more rigidly, the possible the break would transfer further down into your boot - as it was, my fractures were pretty much at thew base of my shin guard inside the boot, so i'm not sure it would have made any difference or not to be honest...

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:20 AM   #1105
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Thanks for the reply. I've been considering trying rigid knee braces but have been concerned about the knee not flexing or twisting resulting in a lower leg break. Glad to hear this was not a contributor. Again thanks for the great story and I hope the healing process is quick.

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:54 AM   #1106
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Great pics Jen!! Always the photographer I suppose. That xray pic sure shows how nasty the break was.....Thanks for sharing them!
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:05 AM   #1107
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Just bought myself a pair of Forma Dominator TX's for X-mas and will see how they perform together with my CTI Custom knee braces the coming season. I expect shredded trousers, the obligatory bruises and hopefully no broken bones.

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Interesting to see what happens when I start falling. At least I know the equipment is top notch when I start playing. Right now the massive amounts of snow makes that a delicate dream project in the horizon.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:44 AM   #1108
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Jenny, great story and very cool taking pictures under a lot of pain.
So you are coming back next year ?
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:00 AM   #1109
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Gutted, Jenny. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:04 AM   #1110
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Hi Jenny.

Sorry to hear about your unlucky exit from the race. Very inspiring. Can you let me know what happens to your bike after you are airlifted out? Do they retrieve it or do you or your team have to go back for it later?

Heal well and fast!
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