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on 26 June 2008
For those with an interest in the Dakar Rally (particularly the motorcycle part of the event), this is a very good read. This account of the first Canadian to complete the Dakar is well written, easy to read and fast paced like the event itself. I read this one in a day as I could not put it down. It gives a good insight into the preparations for the event, the motivation/mentality required to take part and the generally sporting camaraderie among the participants. There is information on the famous competitors and history of the event as well as good descriptions of the landscape of the countries on the route with interesting social/political comments. The author makes an interesting comparison between his own affluent Western lifestyle and the poor but possibly happier lifestyles of some of the locals he encounters en route. This is not just a motorsport book.
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on 26 April 2014
Great seller! Product arrived quickly. Bought as a present for my son's birthday and though the race is now in South America, because he's grown up with the original Dakar rally he was thrilled to bits to receive this book. Nice to find something that's just right for a change. Not very likely to read it myself as not my cup of tea so can't give my own opinion of the book. Thanks.
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on 14 November 2013
i only get chance to read on holiday and this is a great book for anyone interested in endurance racing. goes through everything that is required for the dakar and the chap even finishes the race at his first go , what a legend
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on 30 April 2013
Every Dakar fan will enjoy this book, really tells the story of what its like to "do the DAkAR"

Highly recommended
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