I don't remember having strong feelings about Etienne Lavigne, but I'm guessing if I went through all of my posts over the last few Dakars I'd find a few where I complained about him. What was said about him in the book, though, really brings me to like the guy.
How do you not like the guy when he shows up in the middle of a stage to give a cold Red Bull to a beleaguered Toby, or jumps in to help people dig themselves out?
It would have still been a great book without it, but adding in sections of the some of the riders' first-hand accounts enhances the book dramatically.
"Never get excited in a rally, its a race, but its never a race at that exact moment" -Quinn Cody
Dread Pendragon screwed with this post 08-09-2012 at 10:46 AM