Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  2. marcelp

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    Still waiting for the book to arrive in Holland...

    come on postal service...

    any indication?
  3. zenjen

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    See posts #1501 & #1513.
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    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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  5. daryl

    daryl Adventurer

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    My copy arrived in the post this morning. (I'm in the UK)

    The book looks every bit as good as others have described.
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    pebble35 Long timer

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    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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  7. practicalshooter

    practicalshooter Posteriophobiac

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    Got mine today, and it's awesome!

    Starting four weeks vacation tomorrow, and it's definitively coming with me!:clap


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  8. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    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!
  9. practicalshooter

    practicalshooter Posteriophobiac

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    Ted,

    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:D

    /D
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :wave Robb

    Hope all is well :thumb
  11. skibum69

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  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  13. Cord

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    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.
  14. bamarider

    bamarider Adventure n00b

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    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!!!! :clap

    Ted, Thanks for such insight to the event..
  15. Arctic traveller

    Arctic traveller Been here awhile

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    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
  16. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    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 :clap
  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    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 :thumb
  18. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Ted,

    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 :deal :evil
  19. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    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 :thumbup

    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 :clap Oh, and the Pharaohs in Egypt first of course !!
  20. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    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....