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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2016, 07:37:27 pm »
Inspiring is an understatement.  Following and supporting with interest.  :thumleft:
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2016, 08:35:14 pm »
Joey you are a legend !!
I will be one of your biggest fans and will follow every step of your journey  :thumleft:
Good luck bud  :ricky:
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2016, 08:53:50 pm »
Inspiring - keep it up
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 09:22:48 pm »
Wow! Well done and good luck!
I'll be following this thread for sure!
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2016, 09:42:26 pm »
Hey Joey. I've been a fan of yours since I met you at your first Amageza. I know you can do whatever you set your mind to.

Does the Dakar 2018 Challenge at this year's Amageza influence your plans at all? Or are you putting everything into Merzouga?
 

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2016, 09:48:07 pm »
You going to ROCK it Bud!! you will own the Dakar 2017.   O0
you have it all!!
$$ can always be added .... but  the things money can't buy to do the Dakar with ..... is what you already have!!

will Support you all the way Bud!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2016, 05:31:07 am »
Thanks for all the awesome encouragement okes! I knew I could count on you guys!

Kamanya I remember that day in 2013 well, good times and thanks for all the help since👍

ChrisL - my occupational therapist gave me the best advice, she said you just live your life and stop worrying about what other people don't understand about spinal cord injuries. When things go wrong as they still do sometimes I just get sorted and don't let it bug me. It is what it is.

As far as the Dakar challenge at Amageza goes I am super excited about it. Alex has done a great job to get it. For me 2017 is the year I need to go for Dakar though. I could put it off another year as I've had to do last year with the cow thing, but there's a lot of guys quicker than me going for the Dakar challenge  so chances are I don't win it and just lose another year. (Something that tends to happen with Dakar plans). I don't know if ASO may be happy if I did by some crazy chance did win it give me my entry for 2017 since I would already be going. And by 2018 that would be my second one so the wouldn't strictly speaking qualify for it. So the timing is a bit difficult for me.  I don't know how ASO would see it.  Another challenge is the Dakar challenge has been capped at 450cc and I was planning in using my 500 as my 450RR would be on its way to Dakar so that would mean more money to sell it and get another  450 again. At the moment I've entered and paid for Amageza and the Dakar challenge but with the the way things are looking with the 450 cap I didn't originally know about that might have to change.



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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2016, 07:20:02 am »
Inspiring story and wishing you all the best  :thumleft:

I'll also be in for a few t-shirts if you are planning on making some
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2016, 08:04:26 am »
And this is why I have languished on with Amageza. Hero's aren't born, life makes them.  Well done Joey. I will chat to ASO about your issue. Maybe if you win they refund you your entry fee for 2017. To them it might be all the same. Now we just have to figure out the 500cc issue. (going on on a separate thread)
 

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2016, 08:34:39 am »
Awesome stuff:
Very inspiring and motivation for me after my accident to "GET ON WITH IT".
Craig, Elaine and the boys wish you every bit of success with achieving your dream to get to the Dakar.
We have no doubt that you will get there and if there is anything we can assist with please don't hesitate to ask.
 

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2016, 09:16:19 am »
Thanks Camelman for the considerations, really appreciate it.

Thanks Craig for the support, I see I got your first post - nice one! :thumleft:

Thanks Dwerg for the support bud, as far as t-shirts and fund raising goes, I'm gonna need to lots of that but I want to finish Merzouga first so I know I'm in for definite. Then I will get the fundraising going. Before then I'm just another oke with a dream. However in the meantime any suggestions would be appreciated, I've never done this sort of stuff before so I'm all ears. I thought buffs and beanies might be a good idea as they are one size fits all and would make ordering easy.
Also I need to get a logo for "From Para to Dakar" to use on the stuff and bike so if anyone has got some skills and would be keen to give it a bash we can vote on the best one together. An idea I had is a spine looks a lot like an offroad tyre track so something with that might work. I will put it up on the Facebook page as well and see if anyone there can help. Sorry it will only be for bragging rights as trying to do this all for as cheap as possible naturally.
Also please give the Facebook page (from para to Dakar) a like as I will post stuff there as well. Naturally I will try to be more in depth and technical here the sort of stuff okes that ride actually want to know.
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2016, 09:21:59 am »
t-shirts.
decent quality.
i'd be happy to pay R500.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2016, 09:22:27 am by Ganjora »
 

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2016, 10:04:23 am »
T9ER try get hold of a guy in CT named Micheal (i think) he has a buggered right leg and has done a few Dakars. He would have lots of advice I think. I attended one of his talks once. It was very informative.
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2016, 10:08:18 am »
Incredible story, thanks for sharing it and all the best with your plans going forward. I've no doubt that you will make it to Dakar, that's but a small stumbling block after what you have been through  :thumleft:
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2016, 11:08:27 am »
Respect  :hello2:  :notworthy: I am in so please keep us posted  :thumleft:

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2016, 11:53:48 am »
Hey Joey, it was great meeting you at the Enduro World offices the other day. I've sent you a PM with my email address.
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2016, 08:32:58 pm »

We're all standing firmly behind you! Good luck buddy!
 

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2016, 07:06:50 am »
Hey Joey,

Absolute pleasure to have met you,thanks for all you advise and support building up to the BAJA, you certainly are one of the "characters" of the Rally Scene (Meant in the best of ways!!!!) O0
when you explained your injuries to me, i had no idea it was as bad as this!

I will certainly be following your story with interest, best of luck my man!! 
You can count on me and I am sure may others on this forum for support!

Cheers,
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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2016, 07:40:04 am »
Joey,

To quote my uncle Hugh, Unbelievable, unbelievable. Great read. Great result so far. You keep fighting brother and you damn well know every dog is behind you 100%.

Good Luck with the challenge.

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Re: From "Para" to Dakar.
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2016, 10:44:15 am »
You are a MACHINE cuzzie.  Supporting you all the way for Dakar bud.  For starters, we can fit all my nav stuff you will need for Dakar if you don't already have it.   Yes, I have a suggestion Joey - LETS GO RIDE!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: 
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