Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    over 1000 pre orders? nice...
  2. Bluebull2007

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  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  5. Brodovitch

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    Whew... update

    The lay-out is all finished, photos are all being colour corrected, and Ted has all the chapters
    in his hands for a final proof-reading.

    Never thought I'd get the Dakar blues twice in one year, but that's just what has happened...

    Designing this book has sucked me into the race all over again, albeit from a whole new perspective
    (I can't count the number of times I got goosebumps while reading Ted's account, the racer's
    perspective or the amazing and often gut-wrenching photos)... and now that it's over I've got that
    hollow feeling again :lol3

    A big thanks to Ted for entrusting me with this opportunity, I hope everyone here likes the final result

    :freaky
  6. Bluebull2007

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    You guys should be given medals man!

    :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap


    I just know we are going to love it.
  7. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    From what I saw, your work is absolutely top-notch!
  8. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Thanks Ned, now if only my riding was as top-notch as yours :D

    Neil... good news on you committing to '13! Someone needs to document this!
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    What a journey, thanks for all the help. Your very talented at what you do and I'm VERY grateful for your contribution to the project.


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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Pre sales end this weekend. The book ended up being 248 pages instead of 220.....I decided to reduce my small margin of profit and make it even smaller rather than start removing photos :thumb

    This weekend I remove the pre sales package and won't be taking orders until mid May (which wont include a dvd) once the printing is finished.

    A huge thanks to everyone who purchased a book, it's much appreciated. Enjoy the read :thumb

    Ted
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  15. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Ted,

    Don't thank us for buying it - it's us who should thank you for being there and sharing your adventure and experiences with us :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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    saaweeet! Can't hardly wait. Thanks for everyone's hard work.

    since i've been hiding under a rock for a while, did i just see that bluebull is up for 13' , looking forward to the report.
  17. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    where is the link to buy it?
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  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    A huge thanks to everyone who made a purchase of the pre sale. Sales are now completed and the book is being shipped to the printer this week. A couple of weeks to finish up the DVD then in early May the package will be shipped :thumb

    Regular book sales will begin in May for anyone who missed the pre sale (DVD will no longer be available). The price may go up a few dollars based on the added number of pages (248 instead of 220 as originally forecasted).

    A few photos as a small thank you

    Cheers

    Ted

    :freaky


    Tobias Younger's grenaded engine


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    A close up of Ned's nav tower


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    The results board after day one


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    The Malle Moto camp



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    RG's Hummer after a hard stage



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    Just some random moto porn



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  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Got the proof copy of the book from the printers today. It looks really good (I may be biased) and printing begins on Monday. Thanks again to those who purchased a copy in the pre sale, looks like we are on schedule and books, decals and dvd's will be shipped in a couple of weeks.

    I ended up with hundreds of photos from the race, not sure what to do with them so I'll just keep posting them here until some mod tells me to stop :1drink

    Cheers
    Ted


    Breakfast in the bivouac

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    Early morning starts


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    Getting into camp nice and early :thumb

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    Maybe not the best performer but trust worthy and reliable..


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    Free beer with dinner (a pleasant surprise indeed)


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