I will be updating my
Blog and Twitter
pages on an ongoing basis.
All the best to the
British entrants in Dakar 2012. Look out for Toby and Jago and in
particular Stan Watts who will be threatening the top 20. Desert Rose
Racing will be there supporting the riders. Alistair Macrae also there
from Scotland on 4 wheels.
NEWS FROM TUAREG
Four of us headed
for the Tuareg at the end of March. Mike Robertson, Mike Shepherd,
Duncan Tweedy and myself. All supported by Patsy Quick's Team Desert
Rose. Great fun event and it was nice to get the old KTM out for a
final run through the dunes.
One point to learn
though - you can't finish a Dakar then do almost nothing for 14 months
and expect to be bike fit or otherwise fit for any desert rally.....
back to the training...
NEWS FROM DAKAR 2010
full route of the Rallye is now available on line at the
Dakar website and shows the daily stages.
During the Rallye you
can follow my progress throughout each day by using the live
feature on the Dakar website - just enter my race
number - 141.
Stage 14 - final stage- 707 km with a 206 km special.
Sandy tracks - and fast. Finished the Rally. Only the 2nd ever Scot to
do so on a bike. 73rd on the stage - final placing 71st. Top Brit home.
Fairly battered and bruised but finished and still in one
piece. See pic below
New pics up on the Gallery page
And This is what it was all
for - a DAKAR Finishers medal !
(c) dakar.com and ASO
Final Day -
Finished and safe in the
hotel. All in one piece. Job Done !!
Day 10 Bivouac
My view for the past 10
10 minutes after I
arrive Tony has it stripped down
Rest day Antofagasta Jan 2010 -
photos by Paul Carlyle
Bivouac - Rest Day
have work to do at the rest day
Bivouac and canteen - rest day 2010
scrutineering - ready to race.
Desert Rose Support Truck
and my spares
Me with Tony - the mechanic