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pfdskipper 02-25-2013 10:53 PM

BBC Dakar documentary
 
I came across a very interesting Dakar documentary that was done by the BBC, thought I would pass it along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2u7...layer_embedded

I hope this is not a 205 violation, ( it wasn't for me.....)

Brodovitch 02-25-2013 11:42 PM

Awesome! Tried watching on the BBC iPlayer but it only allowed UK access.

Not picking up the phone for the next hour :D

BygDaddee 02-25-2013 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by pfdskipper (Post 20812217)
I came across a very interesting Dakar documentary that was done by the BBC, thought I would pass it along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2u7...layer_embedded

I hope this is not a 205 violation, ( it wasn't for me.....)

Excellent, I just watched most of it, now the rest

dakardood 02-26-2013 03:03 AM

..a competitor ended up in a coma......"for TWENTY-FOUR YEARS" :eek1:eek1:eek1

Anyone have any further details?

Logan Black 02-26-2013 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by dakardood (Post 20812659)
..a competitor ended up in a coma......"for TWENTY-FOUR YEARS" :eek1:eek1:eek1

Anyone have any further details?

Jean Michel Baron passed away September 2010
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/13794.html

R.I.P.

dakardood 02-26-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Logan Black (Post 20813137)
Jean Michel Baron passed away September 2010
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/13794.html

R.I.P.


Thanks Logan, desperately sad stuff. RIP Jean. :cry

Gian 02-26-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by dakardood (Post 20813568)
Thanks Logan, desperately sad stuff. RIP Jean. :cry

Pierre Marie Poli is STILL in coma after his fall duing Dakar '90:cry

beautiful documentary, though

nry 02-26-2013 02:30 PM

Thanks for the link to that documentary, very interesting.

srad600 02-26-2013 07:04 PM

Some very cool information there, thanks for posting. The most interesting thing about it (to me) is the contrast between the spirit of the original idea compared to the current status. I.e. - adventurers coming together to enjoy a ride and a country, compared to todays high dollar "win at all costs" mentality...generalizing of course. Very cool. :freaky

wrk2surf 02-26-2013 10:16 PM

sextants , compasses , tuaregs.

beechum1 02-26-2013 10:19 PM

It went up on the fish site a few days ago too.

pfdskipper 02-27-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by srad600 (Post 20819347)
Some very cool information there, thanks for posting. The most interesting thing about it (to me) is the contrast between the spirit of the original idea compared to the current status. I.e. - adventurers coming together to enjoy a ride and a country, compared to todays high dollar "win at all costs" mentality...generalizing of course. Very cool. :freaky

I agree completely with your assessment of the Dakar today. Inspite of the corporate influence, the Dakar seems to still have its "Mojo". It is a monumental undertaking, no matter your funding source.

From a personal observation, I see that same thirst for adventure and challenge shown in the documentary within the commentary of this web-site. Seems that there are a significant number of us inmates with that same wonderlust for the unknown?? Some to a much greater degree than others.....:freaky

pfdskipper 02-27-2013 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by beechum1 (Post 20820445)
It went up on the fish site a few days ago too.


What is a "fish site"???

I came across this on race-dez

wrk2surf 02-27-2013 09:28 AM

he means a "torrent" file sharing site

crazybrit 02-28-2013 01:26 AM

Cool documentary. Stumbled onto it a few days ago, fairly easy to find in hi-def.

Those first rallies in the late 70's/early 80's must have been amazing, source your own petrol, bring your own food, navigate by compass and sextant.


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