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Deadly99 03-03-2012 03:58 PM

Tales From The Bivouac - Dakar 2012

The “Dakar”, currently being hosted in South America and formally of Africa is known as the world’s largest and most dangerous off road rally race. To me it represents the ultimate in sporting endeavours as it partners man and machine against Mother Nature’s playground. The allure of watching this race has become more than a hobby; it is a passion and an obsession. Visions of bikes and trucks racing over sand dunes in exotic locations and following tales of unbelievable feats to get to the finish line have been etched into my brain over the years. So when the chance to attend this legendary event arrived, I took it without hesitation.

Joining the Rally Pan Am support team I headed to the 2012 Dakar in South America ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Once on location I experienced a behind the scene perspective of the race I never imagined. From inside the bivouac I witnessed unbelievable triumph, heart-wrenching tragedy and inspiring race logistics. ‘Tales from the Bivouac’ traces how I achieved this opportunity, profiles each rider and supporting team member, the preparation process and day by day in-depth account of the race as each stage progressed. In collaboration with international riders Ned Seusse, Bill Conger and Tobias Younger, each has contributed personal segments highlighting their journey towards achieving a finisher’s medal. Each honest reflection walks you through their personal anguish, a competitors mind set and pure joy of the sport affectionately know as the Dakar spirit.

‘Tales from the Bivouac’ is an 8 x 11, 240 page, color and professionally published hard cover book. Included in the 24 Chapter format are over 200 glossy photo’s highlighting every step of the story line.

Pre-sale packages are available from March 3 to April 15, 2012.
Please note that the pre-sale packages are available in limited quantities and may sell out prior to the closing date. March purchase dates are encouraged in order to gain the value added promotional items. Once the pre-sale period ends the promotional items included in the packages will no longer be available or sold individually i.e. decal or DVD’s.

Pre-Sale package includes:
  • Package will be shipped May 15, 2012.
  • A ‘Tales from the Bivouac’ decal.
  • A 45 minute DVD showcasing video footage from inside the bivouac, candid moments with the support team and Ned and countless photos taken daily while on route from the support truck. Please note that this DVD is not a professional grade production. However based on advanced screenings during public presentations it has proven to be a crowd favourite for Dakar fans.
I hope you enjoy the read and thanks for the support.


The book is available HERE

Samples from the book

During the race I kept a thread going in the racing section here on advrider. Lots of photos for your viewing enjoyment :thumb


Tork 03-03-2012 04:24 PM

Done :deal

skibum69 03-03-2012 05:47 PM


juames 03-03-2012 06:39 PM


zenjen 03-04-2012 09:56 AM

In & Bump.

shipwrek12001 03-05-2012 07:50 AM

great job Ted, I'll pick it up personally!:D

attaboy 03-05-2012 03:06 PM

Just purchased my copy!!! :p3rry

Rider23 03-05-2012 04:45 PM

I'll come pick one up also :D

Deuce 03-05-2012 05:12 PM

Ordered mine and it's on the way :1drink

Deadly99 03-09-2012 11:08 AM

Thanks for all the interest and support, its much appreciated. I dont think you'll be disappointed, the book is looking good :nod

WIsixfitty 03-09-2012 03:35 PM

In. :clap

DeepSea 03-14-2012 02:44 PM

Is it May 15th yet? Look forward to reading it.

StepOnIt 03-14-2012 07:37 PM

group hug?

Originally Posted by shipwrek12001 (Post 18140692)
great job Ted, I'll pick it up personally!:D

If we pick it up can we get it signed and a hug to go with it :clap

beergut 03-16-2012 08:36 AM

Following the link, I cant seem to find a place to order a copy. Am I missing something? I am on my work computer so that might be an issue as some things for "shopping" are blocked but I would love to secure a copy if possible! :freaky

Deadly99 03-16-2012 09:22 AM


Let me know if you have further issues

Thanks and enjoy the read


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