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Old 02-25-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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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.....)
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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Awesome! Tried watching on the BBC iPlayer but it only allowed UK access.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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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
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:03 AM   #4
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..a competitor ended up in a coma......"for TWENTY-FOUR YEARS"

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #5
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..a competitor ended up in a coma......"for TWENTY-FOUR YEARS"

Anyone have any further details?
Jean Michel Baron passed away September 2010
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/13794.html

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:32 AM   #6
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Jean Michel Baron passed away September 2010
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/13794.html

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Thanks Logan, desperately sad stuff. RIP Jean.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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Thanks Logan, desperately sad stuff. RIP Jean.
Pierre Marie Poli is STILL in coma after his fall duing Dakar '90

beautiful documentary, though
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link to that documentary, very interesting.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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It went up on the fish site a few days ago too.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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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.
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.....
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #13
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It went up on the fish site a few days ago too.

What is a "fish site"???

I came across this on race-dez
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #14
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #15
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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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