Gazelle Rally Recap

At risk of inciting any "That's what she said!" outbursts, I'd like to go on record as saying that the Gazelle Rally was the hardest thing I've ever done. 8 days of competition in Morocco, driving 4x4 trucks to checkpoints using only a compass and an old map, through dunes and washes, over camel grass and rock fields,… » 4/04/13 12:01pm 4/04/13 12:01pm

Day 2 & 3: Two Flats, a Broken Chassis, and an Awesome Day of Dune…

As I write this we are in the middle of a dust storm outside of Erfoud, but the sun is still up so I am a happy gal: Tonight I will get more than 4 hours of sleep before the head of the Gazelles organization walks through the bivouc calling out; "Bonjour Gazelles!!" at 4am » 3/24/13 8:56am 3/24/13 8:56am

You get a map, some coordinates, a truck, and a compass. Now go find 7…

It sounds difficult, and you don’t even know. After today I realize that every other race I've ever done has been easy: This is by far the most difficult thing I've ever done, although I'm not talking about the driving. Today it was fine: Yes, we got stuck twice; but not for very long. We have MaxTrax pretty much the… » 3/23/13 2:49pm 3/23/13 2:49pm

I Paid $4500 To Ship My Truck to Morocco...And It's not Here?

When you pay $18000 in fees for a rally where GPS is forbidden, you don't let a missing car stop you! As a North American competitor in the Rally Aicha des Gazelles, you can either ship your vehicle or rent your vehicle. My team decided to rent our vehicle. It costs more, around $9000, but logistically it’s just… » 3/21/13 5:34am 3/21/13 5:34am