Dakar: Day 11 "My Dakar" quotes

MY DAKAR Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind... HRZ "Eric Palante (Honda) - Bel - n°122 "I am in charge of cleaning compagny. I have 5 children. I...

MY DAKAR
Everyday feelings of those who are not specially famous but who dare the challenge and give a dream for those who stay behind...

HRZ

"Eric Palante (Honda) - Bel - n°122
"I am in charge of cleaning compagny. I have 5 children. I will be 40 years old on the 21st of January. The Dakar for me is a bit of a birthday present. I knew what I was going to go through. Today in the last 150kms I could see the sun going down so I went full speed. I fell twice but not too badly. I made it when it was dark, happy to still be here. Tomorrow is another day. I you see things too far ahead, it's psychologically difficult. Physical form is important but the moral is also key. When I'm alone on the bike all day, I think of my wife and look at the landscape. I also sing. I yell at myself when I make mistakes. I saw magnificent landscapes. On some portions you can relax and take it easy. We never stop because the Dakar remains a race. Some are here to finish in the top 30. For me, like for many, it's a race against time to get to the bivouac before night. Since the beginning, the goal remains the same: to make it to Sharm El Sheikh.

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