Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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  1. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    Got the book last week, just had a chance to sit down and get some actual reading done. Great book and well worth the price of admission. Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts down and sharing them with the community.
  2. ian408

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    My copy arrived last week. I've enjoyed reading and have been really impressed with the overall quality of the book.

    It's a very compelling read and hard to put down. Thank you Ted for an awesome book!
  3. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Wow, Ted! Amazing quality. I'm afraid to start reading it because I know I won't stop til it's done.

    :thumb

    Dave
  4. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Right On Ted!!!!! Got home this from the weekend trip and found my book waiting for me. My wife said "I thought Dakar was in January?" as I was ignoring everything being said like those two weeks after New Years :rofl

    Looks and reads fantastic! Thank you for putting this together. :freaky
  5. eric_the_bald

    eric_the_bald Gnome

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    Got mine last week from SWMBO in honor of my 60th.

    I've been forcing myself to stop after a chapter at a time..savoring this like a good single malt. Turning out to be a great read!!
  6. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Got my book and DVD!!!:clap:clap:clap But Dammit, Ted....no autograph....:cry The book is awsome....great writing!
  8. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Dang. Waiting until August before buying is torture.
    This book is a Must Have :deal
  9. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Ok, amidst the lunacy of getting ready for Albania, my package arrived this morning... Ted, a huge thank you! This made my day/week

    The book looks amazing in person, and this is coming from someone who already knew what it would look like... I was awestruck when I actually held a copy in my hands :D

    I can honestly say again what a pleasure this project was, I am truly proud to have been on board...

    Here's to many more!

    :freaky
  10. zenjen

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  11. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Holy crap, got the hard back on Tuesday, including DVD and sweet sticker. Am I worthy???

    I was glued to it until late... It's a great read. I just finished "Stage 2". Don't worry... I won't give away the plot... hahaha.

    I really like the approach you took as the writer in the book, which was a very innocent, fly on the wall, outsider "looking in" point of view.

    It reads very sincere, very honest, very humble and very journalistic. ( You quietly choose to hide your badass self in the background, letting the Dakar events and participants be the stars)... Yet, in my mind, you are a HUGE BADASS for pulling this documentation off.

    I like the way you've streamlined the data so as not to burden the events with too many facts and history. This is a great unfolding of the 2012 Dakar Rally, unpeeling the events layer by layer, page after page.

    I must say the quality of the hardback, the photos, and the layout are "VERY WELL DONE". This book is THICK... and FULL PAGE COLOR photos ( wow, really???)... EXCELLENT. VERY NICE JOB on the production, the mechanicals, the graphics and the layout. It's very CLEAN.

    And what I really love about this book, your story, and the Dakar... It all highlights the fact that without taking great risks, there are few really big rewards.

    This book is a culmination of all of that.

    And the compilation of TALES FROM THE BIVOUAC DAKAR 2012 is a great REWARD. It was a big risk for you. To all of us readers, you took on the 2012 Dakar challange...

    AND PROVED A WINNER!!!

    Just my 2 cents worth....





  12. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Finished reading mine last night..... well done. :clap
  13. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    I got my book last week. Fantastic!

    I have read a few of the first chapters but am trying to hold off so I can read it while riding in the van from Everett, WA down to Denio Junction, NV for this year's big ride down there in Northern Nevada. It is hard to stay away from it tho! :D

    Good job! :clap
  14. bayarearider

    bayarearider Been here awhile

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    Guys,

    I contacted Ted after getting anxious about not receiving my book and Ted gave me a tracking number. When I looked up it says delivered on 06/04 to my shock. I looked everywhere outside of my home and my mail box and found nothing. Has this happened to anyone else ? I understand that the book is delivered by Canadian postal service but once it reaches US, who picks it up ? Does anyone has any idea who I should contact locally ? UPS or USPS or Fedex etc etc

    Thanks,
    Hari....
  15. DaveRMS

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    Mine came USPS.
  16. zenjen

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  17. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    Ted,

    Thanks for writing this. Unlike anything else I've read about the Dakar, your book really brings the reader into the thick of it. You've given everyone a real taste of what I have lived for 10 years. I tell plenty of Dakar stories, but the only people who really and truly understand are the racers and assistance crews who have been there. Now I can hand your book to everyone else so my babbling makes more sense.

    When these go on sale in August, I'll be buying several for friends and family.

    Anyone who plans to ride the Dakar must read your book.

    You've inspired me to write down more of my stories. I have many pages of what will be the Moby Dick of the Dakar if I ever finish it. Probably unreadable, but I'm doing it mainly to get it out of my head rather than to write a book. I wish I had your excellent photos, but I was always too busy riding, assembling a team, driving or working on bikes to pick up a camera.

    fun fun
    Charlie
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    It get's turned over the USPS.
  19. pebble35

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    Sitting waiting patiently here in the UK - anyone else in the UK got a copy yet ??
  20. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Some postal guy is enjoying Ted's book. Gotta share the wealth you know? :jerko


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