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Annie in Mercedes-Benz magazine

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Wow! I’m interviewed in the Mercedes-Benz magazine Sweden!

I used to own a black Mercedes… sold it to afford my racing. 

Now I’m in the Mercedes magazine because of my racing.



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Tjejdag Katrineholms MK

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Idag är det prova på dag för tjejer som Katrineholms Mk ordnar. Jag och Jonna Olsson är instruktörer.

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Here we go! Entry #Dakar2016 accepted

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I’m so exited.
Today I got the confirmation of my entry to the Dakar 2016.
I will be driving the same Desert Warrior DW2 as of this year, in team RallyRaid UK.

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Annons Blocket: Säljes åk med i codriverstol #Dakar2016

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Jag är desperat! Måste få tag i en codriver som kan hjälpa till att finansiera Dakar 2016.

Navigera är inte livsviktigt, jag hittar rätt bra. Jag har ju både kört och navigerat samtidigt när jag kört mc i Dakar.
Däremot måste codriver kunna mecka á la MacGyver! Och vara stark så vi kan lyfta på stora rallyhjul och laga hjulupphängning.
Inget grinig morgonhumör. Eller inget grinigt humör alls. Måste gilla campingläger och Baja-Maja och kalla duschar.
Får inte vara styrd av mat och sovklocka – dygnet runt är vardag, och mat när man hinner om man är i mål på sträckan.

250.000kr kostar biljetten att åka med. Det täcker precis anmälningsavgiften till organisationen så att vi får köra.
Hela totalbudgeten är närmare en miljon… Men då får vi inte totalkvadda bilen.

Sugen?
Länk till annons på Blocket.
http://blocket.se/vi/61754080.htm

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Jag kör rallytaxi på möhippa.

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Idag körde jag rallytaxi på en möhippa. Frågan är om båda två är rallybrudar då?

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Motocross träning – ett steg mot comeback

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För att komma tillbaka i tävlingsform finns det inget bättre än motocross. Märks att jag inte kört på två år.. Orkar ett par varv med bra flyt, men det saknas attack och hopp.. Bara att nöta på.

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Artikel om Only Women’s Day i Norrtelje Tidning

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Vad roligt att Norrtelje Tidning kom och gjorde reportage. Hoppas ännu fler tjejer kommer efter att ha läst!
OBS! Kolla bildalbumet i artikeln!
länk till artikeln

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Comeback on two wheels after two years of no riding. Feels great!

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Today I’m officially back in the saddle! It’s been two years since i crashed and badly injured my right shoulder. Last August I finally had it operated and its taken 6 months to heal.
Now I felt ready to jump back on my bike.
Some of my friends took me out on nice and fun enduro tracks. I was a little worried how my shoulder would feel, so kept my calm just riding nice and smooth. But wow did if feel great to be back on the bike!
And no pain, or strain. I am so happy!
(Photo by Micke Nyström)

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Dakar – stage 1 done

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Rosario – San Luis, SS 180 km
Cars #366 Pos 86, time 3:10:04 (var 0:49:28). 5th in buggy class!

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Spectators enjoying a shower in the terrible heat. 

Annie & Garry are in a good mood and have done well, in spite of some problems with brakes. They got lost early in the stage, and Garry must adjust his driving, using the motor to slow down the speed.
So, it was quite exciting as the stage was rather difficult.

Connell/Seel: “Splendid stage! The terrain was like it is in Australia, in the Safari Rally. Stones, narrow, sinuous… It was awesome, I had so much fun! We passed Robby Gordon twice, and also Ronan Chabot, it was fun! Only our brakes suffered due to the hot temperature and of all the braking.”

Video (on Eurosport.se)
video.eurosport.se/rally-raid/dakar/2014/dramatisk-etapp-for-svenskan-forlorade-bromsarna_vid308115/video.shtm

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Happy finishing stage 1 

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Evening activities:
preparing the roadbook for tomorrow and changing socks.
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Svenska Dagbladet 2014-01-05:
A summary of Annies past adventures and some goals for the coming – to reach the finish line for the 22th time. This time as the codriver to Garry Connell in a buggy.
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Ceremonial start Dakar 2014

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All the competitors and teams, all in all some 700 people gathered for the official competitors briefing presented by the ASO organiser Etienne Lavigne and race director David Castera.
The emphasis is on sporting conduct and safety. And of course the spirit of the Dakar rally which is important: it’s not a race, it is THE RACE!

After the briefing all competing vehicles rolled over the starting podium and made a presentation before driving a loop for the public waiting to celebrate the competitors.

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Garry and I had a great drive round town, waving, honking, and I even jumped out and danced in the street for all the people. I think we got some new fans along the road!
VIDEO Dakar intro street show, cars and trucks:
Youtube.com/watch?v=hzZgxutKi8g (total 15 min) – #366 at 1:10-1:36
http://Youtube.com/watch?v=lKUvEF30SCE (11 min) – Truck #552 at 5.15

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In the evening we packed everything for the race car and I made my road book, which is colouring and making notes to help me while navigating for Garry.

Now the Dakar 2014 really kicks off!

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About a million spectators kicking off the greatest event of the year.

VIDEO of the Dakar fiesta (english speaker)
Video.Eurosport.se/rally-raid/se-bilarna-infor-starten-av-dakarrallyt_vid307838/video.shtml 

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