BBC Dakar documentary

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  1. pfdskipper

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  2. Brodovitch

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    Awesome! Tried watching on the BBC iPlayer but it only allowed UK access.

    Not picking up the phone for the next hour :D
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  3. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  4. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    ..a competitor ended up in a coma......"for TWENTY-FOUR YEARS" :eek1:eek1:eek1

    Anyone have any further details?
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  5. Logan Black

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  6. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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  7. Gian

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    Pierre Marie Poli is STILL in coma after his fall duing Dakar '90:cry

    beautiful documentary, though
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    Thanks for the link to that documentary, very interesting.
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    Some very cool information there, thanks for posting. The most interesting thing about it (to me) is the contrast between the spirit of the original idea compared to the current status. I.e. - adventurers coming together to enjoy a ride and a country, compared to todays high dollar "win at all costs" mentality...generalizing of course. Very cool. :freaky
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  10. wrk2surf

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    sextants , compasses , tuaregs.
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  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    It went up on the fish site a few days ago too.
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  12. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    I agree completely with your assessment of the Dakar today. Inspite of the corporate influence, the Dakar seems to still have its "Mojo". It is a monumental undertaking, no matter your funding source.

    From a personal observation, I see that same thirst for adventure and challenge shown in the documentary within the commentary of this web-site. Seems that there are a significant number of us inmates with that same wonderlust for the unknown?? Some to a much greater degree than others.....:freaky
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  13. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    What is a "fish site"???

    I came across this on race-dez
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  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    he means a "torrent" file sharing site
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  15. crazybrit

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    Cool documentary. Stumbled onto it a few days ago, fairly easy to find in hi-def.

    Those first rallies in the late 70's/early 80's must have been amazing, source your own petrol, bring your own food, navigate by compass and sextant.
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  16. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    You can't prove that.
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    Alright, what the hell is a torrent site? and what the hell is a fish site?

    Examples??

    Jeremy,,,quit your strafing!
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  18. crazybrit

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    Google won't give you the answer to the later (and neither will probably inmates here), but it certainly will help you with the former, which when you've figured that out, will help you understand reluctance to discuss the later :D
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  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Off topic PM sent.
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  20. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Ohhhh.
    Please disregard previous inquiry..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nG7aix-VO4
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