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Old 01-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #4531
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Congratulations Ned!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #4532
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Congratulations. Ned ........fantastic.........well done

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:17 AM   #4533
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Congratulations Ned!

An impressive accomplishment in both preparation and execution. Of course, you got to ride a light little enduro bike. You didn't have to drag a 400lb real rally bike through thousands of kilometers of dunes and fesh fesh. I think you had actually seen a rally bike or two before you entered the event. But I'm sure you had your challenges. You didn't have to ride through a minefield at night, and nobody threatened to shoot at you. Your assistance crew was well rested, had access to phone, internet, and towns with stores, and didn't have to spend precious time working on the truck. Gosh it seemed difficult, though. I think you even got chairs to sit on when you ate. You probably didn't encounter malaria-infested mosquitos and didn't have to spend a night in the dunes due to an ASO mistake. But it looked really really tough anyway.

Good job! Welcome to a very small group who know what you've been through.

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Ned, I to all Dakar finishers, particularly you. Awesome achievement! You made it look easy, but we know otherwise. Thanks for giving us the inside story.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #4534
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"Ned has ridden to the thin air of high achievement. He came with character and persistence to a lonely road were few reach glory at the end."
So true!

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Congratulations Ned!!!
This is only my second 'F5 Dakar' and was one of the best motor sport racing experiences I've had.

Ned - you're a hero for taking the risk to follow a dream and seeing it through so beautifully!

Ned's friends - thanks for you help with bike prep, training rides and the friendships that mean so much to him.

F5 Crew - continues to amaze just how 'real' the Dakar experience can be behind a keyboard. Thanks to all of you for your contributions, antidotes, humor and support for Ned's effort.

Cheers from Chico, Ca!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #4535
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Excellent job Ned!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:24 AM   #4536
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Over and out my friends......

I think I'll go riding.....I'm feeling NedSPIREd.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:27 AM   #4537
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Congratulations ned!

Great job Ned. Congratulations.
Thanks for taking us all along for the Adventure
All of your friends in The Springs, CMTRA, CO 600 etc. are very proud of you.
Go Ned Go!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #4538
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Congratulations Ned. You had a dream and made it real.

Many helped, but it was your ability to stay focused from the beginning and ride your plan that made your dream come true.
The fact that you made it look easy, when so many others had problems, speaks volumes about your preparation and the ability to keep your eye on the end goal.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #4539
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RIGHT ON NED!!!!!

Got home just in time to see him on tv in line and on the podium, good stuff.



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Old 01-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #4540
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Yeah Ned!!! Mission Complete! Dakar 2012 !!
Congratulations!!:h appay
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #4541
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Congrats

ATTA BOY NED!!!!! ATTA BOY!!!

Congratualtions to F5, Team Neduro, and Nedheads everywhere. WHAT ANOTHER GREAT DAY!




BTW, what are you doing tomorrow Ned? Wanna "throw a leg over" and go knock off 300-400kms of sand riding?
Yeah, I didn't think so!

Enjoy your R & R ......... you sure as hell earned it!



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Old 01-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #4542
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #4543
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #4544
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Ned:

Super awesome. You are one really incredible human being. You planned the ride and kept to it. You finished and are still intact. Can't wait for the book to come out.

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #4545
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we stand in awe,,,,

"Ned has ridden to the thin air of high achievement. He came with character and persistence to a lonely road were few reach glory at the end.",,,,,
a quote from Iron Horse's dad,,,

and here's proof in the pudding that it was all worth while,,,


and what a fine job of sharing


to YOU and your crew who helped make it all happen,,,
we stand in awe,,,
woody n the gang
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