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  1. SteveP

    SteveP Ride Organizer

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    BTW, you guys can watch all of the stages, motorbike, car and truck on youtube, Lisboa Dakar Rally 2007. Awesome indeed!
  2. TD2DAKAR

    TD2DAKAR Limited User

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    Home and healing...

    Hi all,

    I'm home now and on the way to a 100% recovery. I knew it was a gamble riding so close to the departure date but felt the navigation and dunes practice would be worth the risk.......not so sure now.

    I'm feeling better everyday but anyone who has ever broken a rib knows how frustrating it is trying to get comfortable sitting...sleeping etc.
    The most frustrating thing right now is the boredom!! We went from full throttle getting all the details sorted out to now having to do nothing!!!

    While I initially thought about putting the Dakar to rest (due to the selfish nature and the burden it puts on those around you) .....we will not be denied this journey!!!

    We WILL be in the 2009 Dakar, the ASO has already deferred my entry fees and since the bike is already paid for, we'll take advantage of the extra year to train, practice and fundraise!!!

    Dave and Jill of Parkerbrothers Powersports paid me a visit while in the hospital and reassured me of their support for the "comeback".....fantastic people!!!!

    We have already started planning open-houses, DS rides, (including the 08 Paris-Dacre!!), ride camps, etc. for next year when I get the rally bike back here (should be early March)

    Thanks to all for the support and well-wishes and stay tuned......now that everything is already set to go, we can just enjoy the ride and share with as many as possible!!

    Take care and Happy Holidays.

    Tod and Becky
    http://www.td2dakar.com
  3. TD2DAKAR

    TD2DAKAR Limited User

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    2008 Dakar Rally Cancelled!!!!!!!!!

    By now the news is filtering down about the cancellation of the 2008 Lisboa-Dakar Rally due to terrorist threats against the organization.

    I can only imagine the dissapointment and heartbreak of those who have spent months and years preparing for this event.

    Time will tell what the future will hold for the ASO, the Dakar, and those who follow so passionately.

    We had been assured by the ASO of our entry for 2009 and everything was focused on THAT goal............as of right now nothing has changed.

    Thanks again for all the support, and well-wishes. This now means that the bike should be back here in early March!!!! The goal is still Dakar.

    Along with Dave and Jill at Parkerbrothers Powersports we will have the bike out there as much as possible, events will be planned and I would very much like to be a part of this years Paris-Dacre event!!!!!

    See you on the trail!!!!!

    Tod

    ps if you haven't heard yet....check-out http://www.RallyRAIDio.net for (nearly)live comments and reactions via phone from the competitors, supporters and even Toby Moodie!!!!

    http://www.td2dakar.com
    http://www.dakar.com for the latest offficial word.