Tales From The Bivouac, Dakar 2012

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  1. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    Very well said :clap:clap:clap:clap and now need to get my hands on a copy even more!!! :D
  2. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    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.
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    one day I'll see my copy, sigh
  4. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    things is good. jobs suck. camping every weekend. riding most. working the rest of the time.
  5. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Yes but you can give us some meat here, Ned.. Aww come on, pleaaze? :deal
  6. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    Was at work with the iPod on shuffle just yesterday... heard a certain call-in where Ned basically said "why worry about all that stuff... this has still been as epic as I hoped it would be."

    Good enough for me.

    Big Thanks again to all involved (Ted, Ned, Robb, Bill, Jonah, Nate, and 93.3% of the posters in the F5 thread) for the best Dakar-watch ever.

    Um, hey, what's the countdown to 2013?
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    At least you're getting to ride, can't say much of the same myself. Hey Neil, haven't you read the book yet?:lol3
  8. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Add me to the list too please - the Queen of Procrastination :lol3 I actually had my finger on the pre-order button, decided to wait until payday then forgot about it. When I went back it was too late :cry
  9. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    Am I the first one in OZ to get your book?
    Just arrived back from hospital to find a parcel from Canada on my doorstep- will be welcome reading while recovering on the couch...

    Cheers waldecker
  10. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Yep - still nothing in the west!!:cry
  11. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    Got mine today in Melbourne!!! Looking forward yo this thanks Ted!!
  12. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    I don't know what the production costs would be, but an audiobook version of the book might work well. Yes, it wouldn't have the pictures, but the story is compelling enough to make the purchase well worth it. You could even have the riders read the parts they submitted, and/or add in some of the rally radio podcasts.
  13. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    I don't remember having strong feelings about Etienne Lavigne, but I'm guessing if I went through all of my posts over the last few Dakars I'd find a few where I complained about him. What was said about him in the book, though, really brings me to like the guy.

    How do you not like the guy when he shows up in the middle of a stage to give a cold Red Bull to a beleaguered Toby, or jumps in to help people dig themselves out?




    It would have still been a great book without it, but adding in sections of the some of the riders' first-hand accounts enhances the book dramatically.
  14. nickors

    nickors n00b

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    You may be! Still patiently waiting for mine in Syd - hope it's here soon!
    Thanks again Ted!
  15. dirtkiwi

    dirtkiwi Adventurer

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    Got back from a work trip on Friday, best book I have ever bought sitting on my desk ready to go. Everyone in my house was ignored all weekend while I made a "first pass". Ted this is brilliant!!
  16. Nitro

    Nitro Been here awhile

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    Still waiting here is South Africa aswell
  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Stoked to hear the books are finally arriving to far flung destinations and thanks for the kind words. Late August was the end of the time frame that I was quoted. Thanks again for the patience. Once EVERY book ordered in the pre sale has been received I will begin regular sales.

    Cheers

    Ted
  18. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Cant find the page with your personalized message??? Shall I keep looking......

    Thanks Ted
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Kinda like a Beatles album Pete. Read it backwards while looking in the mirror and standing only on your left foot and the message will become clear :1drink
  20. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Finally (work) got to read this while on vacation last week. Great book Ted! :clap Really enjoyed the behind the scenes.