“A challenge for
those who go.

A dream for those who stay behind.”

Thierry Sabine


This page will be updated by my wife whenever I can get information to her. Pete
We have to wait 1 hour longer, his flight is delayed.
Arrival 13.10 hours
January 6, 2006 | Registered CommenterIngrid
Due to a large family get-together, I was unable to log on for the first time yesterday. We are very happy to hear that you are OK Peter and so very proud of you for your achievement!! We are thinking that a trip home would be good therapy - sounds good, huh??

We look forward to hearing about your fantastic adventure.

Love always, Moore or Less xxxx
January 6, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJayne and Dave in Oz
Great effort Pete!

We all wish we could be there with you, living the dream.

January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJim Armstrong
We are expecting Pete on the 6th of January at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam at 12.10 hours on flight AT 0850 from Casablanca.
I would like to thank everyone for their warm and supporting words and hope that the next update will be from Pete.
January 5, 2006 | Registered CommenterIngrid
Pete, very well done indeed. You've made us all at ukbeg very proud to be associated with you.
A heroic effort.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAdam
So proud to have been a part of your adventure.
Come and tell us all at UKBEG about it when you can, Pete.
Meantime enjoy the well-earned rest.
Huge Respect / Digger (UKBEG)
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDigger
Well, the real heroes are those who rides in the tail of the pack:
Not enough experience to ride with WOT on their refelexes in all kinds of terrain,
They will arrive after dark: Must carry a rucksack for their warm clothing instead of giving that away after sunrise.
Last starters, not being able to stay in front of the cars and trucks, have to go off the "road" every time, accepting a dust douche and dust tail.
After arrival, they have to work several hours on their bikes and they get serious sleep deprivation, while their tortured muscles are screaming for relief.
You are a real hero Peter,
Glad you are still in one piece. Welcome home gladiator.

January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHans
Pete Mate In my books you had won the race when you stood on the starting ramp. I have a message that reads .It is better to have tried and missed than to have never tried at all.You are a legend.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterpilot
Sorry to hear you're out.
Great effort, when i saw those bikes going trough the dessert i already tought, MAN THAT"S TOUGH !
At least you were able to ride a part of your dream.
When i read about your back i immidiatly rememberd all
the times you were laying on the shopfloor to strech your back.
Hope to see you soon mate.

January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCharley
Sorry to hear about your misfortune Pete. At least you gave it your best shot and I'm sure all of us Aussies are proud of your accomplishment. It's good to see an Aussie Battler have a go.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGroover
Gave it a crack
gutsy effort
something to be proud of.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHorizon

Don't you dare, for the tiniest bit of a second, ever consider your performance anything other than an amazing accomplishment. That's how I see it.

I look forward to the near future when you'™re in the loving arms of your wife and the comfort of your home, and have the time to tell us all a little of your grueling adventure. Thanks for giving us lesser folks the chance to ride with you vicariously.

Capt. Pete

PS - I did notice from the standings that you dusted some guy named Henrik pretty bad. ;-}
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPete Caldwell
A challenge for those that go. A dream for those that stay behind.

You lived the dream.

Great luck next year Pete.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRocket
Dear Peter,
Very wise mate. As you are aware,I know what a buggered back is like and if you can avoid it becoming worse, do so.
Very proud of you son as I know you gave it your best shot, as you have always done. Love, Dad.,
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDad
Pete - You had a dream, you went for it and got there. You got from Europe and way into Africa - made it through 4 1/2 stages of the Dakar Rally, the toughest race on Earth.
You're The Man in my book.

January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHenrik
Could someone please update us on what happened. Pete have been following your progress with great interest. Sorry to see your out, but am glad you are OK.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersaab
Pete, you're an inspiration to us all. Thanks, mate, for letting us be part of this.

January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAaron
Pete you are already my hero.
See you soon,back home.

222 Edwin Teyema
Glad to hear your OK Pete
Well done
You got your arse into gear and "did it"
Something to be proud of for the rest of your life mate.
Onya !!
Await the story

January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSid
Pete,hope you are healthy,most important thing!!We are very proud of you for all that you have put into this effort.An adventure to remember for the rest of your life!!Can't wait to hear the tale!
So,what ya doing in march??
January 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJim Higgins

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