The terrible weather back east has caused delays in airline travel. Air Canada is not sure that Don will be able to make his connection to Peru!
They are re-booking him onto an earlier Vancouver/Toronto flight that has not yet been cancelled or delayed.
Further complications are that his baggage is overweight and they are [...]
Before you do anything Send application to ASO… (Pray to motorcycle gods to be accepted …if your spouse will allow it you can sacrifice a virgin… may or may not help but definitely takes your mind off waiting for an ASO response.)
Most of the following must be done prior to knowing if you are [...]
Dakar 2010 Links and Info
Dakar Web Site
List of Entrants – Don is #74
Interview with Cyril Despres
Spanish feed with Dakar coverage
Overview of Rally Schedule
Route Map, click “ The route in detail ” for details
Google Earth kmz file of Dakar [...]
Don Welcomed to Argentina
The planning and hectic schedule associated with the Christmas Holidays are all behind us now. Don has arrived in Argentina!
Don met with the Canadian Ambassador to Argentina Timothy Martin and Deputy Ambassador Steve Hawley. They along with embassy staff provided Don with a [...]
Don in Scrutineering
We just heard that Don has made it through the first hurdle of any major Rally, the scrutineering. Sounds like there were a few minor issues but nothing that couldn’t be overcome.
The next challenge will be finding enough tires and mousse. Don’s supply for [...]
Don and Bike Before Scrutineering
Inspection of Olympia Jacket
The Team – John, Bernie, Don
Post Scrutineering at Start Podium
As we reported yesterday, Don and the bike both made it through scrutineering. There were a couple minor issues, [...]
Riding – No Camera
Riding with Camera
Well, nothing is ever easy at the Dakar, especially for competitor #73 Javier Pizzolito. A short time before he was to depart the Parc Ferme his bike suddenly caught fire. Of course [...]
A Tough Day
Listen to the clip above of Don on Rally Radio, he sums Day 2 up pretty well.
The audio starts with Don’s account of the fire he was exposed to on Day 1 of the rally. We think we would have run from the [...]
An Even Tougher Day
An Even Tougher Day
Believe it or not the picture to the left (from Reuters News Agency) is not the worst thing that happened to Don in the last 24 hours!
Don called in to Natalie from the Bivouac hospital hooked up to an [...]
The Toughest Day
At the moment Don is listed as one of 14 riders that have withdrawn from the rally in stage 3! We expect that number to climb.
For those of you who have been trying to track Don on-line it has been a frustrating day, from all reports [...]