Perhaps the most exciting decision to make is about what bike to ride. Not only is this a critical choice for the chances of finishing, it also defines the experience of the race. Without anthropomorphizing too much, I find a … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2011
One of the big decisions that I had to make is what tire to run. The standard is the Michelin Desert, but after using those in Morocco this year, I was pretty unimpressed. All those hero slide shots we are … Continue reading
The idea to go to Dakar has been cooking for a while, but it wasn’t really an intention until this spring, and it wasn’t a commitment until after the Raid de’l’Amitie in April. Now it’s public, and everyone I know … Continue reading
My plan all along as I prepare for the race is to get a lot of time on the bike. I think it’s the right way to go for many reasons- first because I enjoy it, second because there is no … Continue reading
One of the interesting parts of the race is dealing with the ASO. Their timetable is built around European Competitors, who have shipping provided by the ASO, and have relatively fewer details to organize than those of us on other … Continue reading
I saw the doctor yesterday morning about the foot, and the news is even better than hoped for. The break is perfectly aligned, and appears to be healing well. Pain was never terrible and has diminished day by day. I … Continue reading
Full update to come, but Rev 1 is rolling!