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'07 Dakar Rally, Portimao Portugal

Day 2 of the ’07 Dakar Rally. Early morning in Portimao Portugal. This would be the last time I’d see Chris before the finish line 15 days later…and about 20 lbs lighter (Chris, not me).

It’s that time of year again! As many of you know the Dakar Rally holds a pretty big place in our hearts. Not only is Chris one of less than 20 North Americans to finish the race, he is also one of the last to have crossed the line in the rally’s birthplace, Dakar Senegal. It was a crazy adventure filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows – for both of us. And we couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishment. Our hearts are still heavy from losing a dear friend but we couldn’t be more grateful for the lifelong friendships that were formed during that time. Here is a link to Chris’ Dakar Journal.

Congratulations to all of the racers who have made it to the start of this year’s Dakar in Lima Peru, you’ve already won half the battle!

Chris and Steve at the finish of the '07 Dakar Rally. This would be the last time the race finishes in Dakar. After terrorist threats to kidnap the North American racers in both '07 and '08 the Rally was moved to South America.

Chris and Steve at the finish of the ’07 Dakar Rally in Dakar Senegal. We didn’t know it at the time but this would be the last finish in Dakar Senegal. After terrorists threatened to kidnap the North American racers in both ’07 and ’08 the Rally was moved to South America and it has been there ever since.

Spice Jones on a camel in the Sahara

And here’s me taking a sorority photo with a camel in the Sahara! Delta Delta Delta can we help ya help ya help ya?

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