I look at these photos of the Dakar finishers and marvel at just how difficult this event is and how hard it really is to make it to the finish line. So many world-class riders carded dnf’s in 2014, yet there are over 50 unheard of riders who were tough enough to do it.
Dakar is something I have always dreamed of. But I have to face the fact that it might well have been beyond my skill and talent to finish an event as hard as the 2104 edition. That makes me keenly aware of the accomplishments of those who did. Good job to everyone. I want to post the complete finishers list just as a tip of my hat to the privateers. You will see Mike Johnson and Octavillo Valle in there, both riders I raced against at the Baja Rally.