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

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 checkpoints without GPS...

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