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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Deadly99, Nov 1, 2011.
See posts #1501 & #1513.
My copy arrived in the post this morning. (I'm in the UK)
The book looks every bit as good as others have described.
Grrrrr - just got in from work to find mine waiting for me - dived online to be the first in the uk to say they had their copy but I got beaten to it !!!
And to make matters worse my wife has family round for a meal so I won't get a chance to look at it until tomorrow !
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Got mine today, and it's awesome!
Starting four weeks vacation tomorrow, and it's definitively coming with me!
Ted: I'm hearing good things about the book.. It's a little odd to hear about what I was doing or something I said... I really do need to get around to readIng it so I know what's in there! But the pics are great!
Having now read through day two, I'll happily throw money in the cup to have you go back and do it again next year
Hope all is well
maybe nothing bad
but maybe nothing good either....
Book turned up yesterday, just in time for night shift. Can't see much work getting done now!! Had a quick flick through, looks brilliant so far.
The book was waiting for me when I got back from my vacation. Have read up to the beginning of the race... Most excellent read!!!!
Ted, Thanks for such insight to the event..
Ted, thanks so much for the book, it's freeking awesome, far better than I imagined. I just got off a six week rotation at sea, and had planned to save the book for my next rotation, but within hours of getting it, I've already read way too much. I also watched about half the DVD, but I'm packing that away in my sea bag so I can watch it later. If your ever in Western Washington state in the winter, the beers on me. What the hell are we going to do next year without your play by play during the rally? Great job..........Arctic Traveller
How can I purchase a copy of this book or is it not on general release yet because it sounds like a fantastic read and would love to buy a copy pleeeeeeeeeasssssssseeeeeeeee (nicely) ? and well done Ted for producing something that everyone is so proud to own
Thanks for the kind words. The first print were spoken for by folks who pre ordered. Regular sales are set for the beginning of October. I hope your son does well this year, lots of us will be cheering for him
I just got done last night, I would have been done sooner if things had not gotten so crazy around here. In any case, I loved the book, just because it provides as other mentioned an insider view of what it's going on in the bivouac and in the riders's head that we typically do not get from the media. The part that I loved was how you were able to convey that as the end is near, the riders are putting more pressure on themselves to finish. I guess that makes a lot of sense, but I had never thought about it that way.
Thanks for the good read!!! Where is the donation button to send you back next year
Well I should have got my finger out and got in quick then, serves me right!! Will you let me know on here when it is available please!! Would love to invest in a copy if possible
Thank you for thinking of Sam, I am really hoping he will get chance to prove himself this year if the bike does not let him down, he has worked so, so hard to get to where he is at present so fingers crossed for him next year Oh, and the Pharaohs in Egypt first of course !!
I finally finished reading the first in the series of Tales From The Bivouac... over the holiday weekend. I saved the later half where I could lounge under the shade and read it between sips of suds. This is a great read and well worth the wait for anyone standing by for it's release. The only dissapointing part of the book is that it ends. I just wanted it to keep going... staying in the heads of everyone Ted followed... what their impressions were once the race was over... where did everyone go afterwards and what did they go back to after the race ended... and what was everyone's normal daily routines in life juxtaposed with what they had just come from. But of course that would have been another book's worth.
This book, TFTB One, REALLY DELIVERS.
And one of the special features of this book is that Ted plays it very neutral in his perspective of the event. There is no "hype", no "speculation" and no "opinion" to throw the reader down unexplained territory. It deals with a very specific focus, following the race from a few chosen riders who offer their experience first hand along with the support teams.
Of course there were opportunities to delve deeper into the controversies that went on during the Dakar '12. But in the scope of the book, nothing was more important to me then the experience of the explainable. And this was best described by the interviews of the riders throughout the book.
Covering the Dakar and describing it in a journal is no easy feat. And of course huge credit goes to Ned in sharing his invaluable information, strategies and experience throughout the race.
I owe a big thank you to all that allowed and offered Ted their insights during the '12 Dakar as well as the photography provided for TFTB.
Not sure if anyone's gave it any thought... but it would be great to watch a live presentation of the experience at the KTM Rally in Bend this September along with offering early release copies....
Just a crazy notion....
Very well said and now need to get my hands on a copy even more!!!
This was a subject of discussion even during the race. We'd see things that seemed controversial or difficult to understand, and chat about how to relate the story to someone who wasn't there.
Ted was always steadfast in saying he'd just tell what he saw, and not get into speculation. At first I thought maybe he'd be leaving some interesting meat on the bone, but the more I thought about it, and especially now seeing the finished product, he was exactly right to do that. It would only have distracted from what is so real about the event.