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Author Archives: Paul Jay

Number 99 – Malle Moto

Well I’m all set, ready as I’ll every be and fly out Sunday 29th December to take on The Dakar Rally once again on my hand built motorcycle! A tracking system has been fitted onto my bike as part of the Health and Safety requirements and you can log on to the following links if … Continue reading »

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2014 ROUTE: Longer, Higher & Tougher!

The fundamental principle for all the Dakar’s competitors to bear in mind is going the distance. And this year, the philosophy of extreme endurance will be particularly respected and developed with a total distance in the special stages which has not been covered for almost ten years. Every kind of driving will required to complete … Continue reading »

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I’m going it alone – Malle Moto Class

After many hours pondering over my options, support packages and cost of competing in The Dakar I’ve chosen to apply ride in the Malle Moto class. What’s the Malle Moto class I hear you ask? It’s old school Dakar, no support team running round after you, no mechanic to hand the bike over to at … Continue reading »

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It’s Offical, i’m in The Dakar 2014!!

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Dakar Tour: the British take their place

The British world of motorsports, which has traditionally focused on circuits, has its eye increasingly trained on the king of off-road events. Several drivers are now starting to make a name for themselves, whereas the Race 2 Recovery project has immediately captured the human essence of the challenge. A date had been set and the … Continue reading »

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The Dakar – Take 2 – Unfinished Business!

I’ve been seeing a Phiso weekly for the last 5 months for the badly dislocated/ torn shoulder which i sustained on day two of The Dakar 2013. Finally, it’s stopped being painful all the time, have gained vertically full movement back and I’m back on the mountain bike, in the gym and been out a few … Continue reading »

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“I lived a lifetime on my 1st Dakar”

Now the dust has settled I’d like to take the time to say thank you, all the followers, readers and especially Michael Guy for MCN support and good wishes during and after the Dakar Rally. Your coverage of this amazing, (some might say) mad event has been excellent and I’m sure I’m joined by all … Continue reading »

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25 years of dreaming and im on the start line of The Dakar

Well i ve made it, tomorrow the 5th January 2013 i ll be makeing a 25 year dream come true and setting off on The Altermate Adventure – The Dakar Rally. This year i starts in Lima Peru, we follow the west cost of Peru down to the Chill boarder and then stratight over the … Continue reading »

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Sponsors Bike stickers and Race shirts

The Dakar bike decals and race shirts turned up today. “Thank you to all my sponsors, without your support, encouragement, time, products i wouldn’t have even made it to the start line. The rest will be down to me to keep focused, stay strong and a load of luck to get me to the finish, … Continue reading »

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How to prepare for the unknow?

After dreaming of riding The Dakar Rally for longer than I can remember and seriously aiming to enter and training accordingly for it for the last 10 years, I’ve made it to the pre inspection in Le Havre and the bike and my support jeeps on it’s way to Lima-Peru. # 176 Up date to … Continue reading »

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