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Old 10-21-2011, 03:58 AM   #1
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Race to dakar on ONE HD

Race to Dakar with Charlie Booorman on ONE HD Saturday 22nd October 21.10 Melbourne. Check your local guide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_Dakar
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:05 AM   #2
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I bet they put a lot ''beep'' in it from Charlies mouth
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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Why wait?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Yg2_k59uA
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
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Race to Dakar with Charlie Booorman on ONE HD Saturday 22nd October 21.10 Melbourne. Check your local guide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_Dakar
Thanks mate, I'll be watching :-)

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #5
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Race to Dakar with Charlie Booorman on ONE HD Saturday 22nd October 21.10 Melbourne. Check your local guide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_Dakar
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:53 AM   #6
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i'll let you in on a secret, charlie doesn't make it, neither does his whining mate, the other bloke gets there though.
Btw this is pretty lame, it was on sbs years ago.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #7
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I didn't watch it when it was on SBS because I thought it would be more long way round crap.

I caught the last episode by accident and then had to buy the DVD to watch the rest.

I find the Long way down/round to be to boring to bother watching, but seeing the bike and rider prep is interesting, and seeing what happens at the back of the pack was something I'm glad I watched.

I recommend watching it.

And just in case someone hasn't watched it, the year they filmed it was the year Andy Caldecott died in Dakar.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
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i'll let you in on a secret, charlie doesn't make it, neither does his whining mate, the other bloke gets there though.
Btw this is pretty lame, it was on sbs years ago.
And could you enlighten us on your accomplishments during your most exciting life

or would it just be a boring 10 infomercial on how many beers you drank whilst sitting in your armchair bagging people who live there life to there fullest ?
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:50 PM   #9
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I just watched the first episode on YouTube. 4 outa 5 stars. Needs more foul language from Charlie to be perfect.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:57 PM   #10
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And could you enlighten us on your accomplishments during your most exciting life

or would it just be a boring 10 infomercial on how many beers you drank whilst sitting in your armchair bagging people who live there life to there fullest ?
Excellent point!

Getting out there and having a go is what life is all about!
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #11
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i'll let you in on a secret, charlie doesn't make it, neither does his whining mate, the other bloke gets there though. Btw this is pretty lame, it was on sbs years ago.
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And could you enlighten us on your accomplishments during your most exciting life
or would it just be a boring 10 infomercial on how many beers you drank whilst sitting in your armchair bagging people who live there life to there fullest ?

Flamed after 2 posts. Whats the record?
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #12
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i'll let you in on a secret, charlie doesn't make it, neither does his whining mate, the other bloke gets there though.
Btw this is pretty lame, it was on sbs years ago.

" It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually IN the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again.....because there is no effort without error or shortcoming But who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause, who, at best knows, in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he does fail, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat!"

Teddy Roosevelt spoke these words, I pretty much memorsize them for such occassions and aften resight them to myself if I think I come up short (not too often, so it's hard to remember all this garbage !!)

Personally I thought Chuck did pretty damn well riding all that way with a couple of broken hands!! (Couldn't see his mate Ewan doing that).
Well worth a look to get another perspective of the great race.
The Aussie guy Simon that coaches him through it puts in a good showing and finishes..................I can't see that that's worth sniffing at!!!




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Old 10-22-2011, 03:09 AM   #13
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I enjoyed it. It shows a side of the race I didn't know, so not a waste of my time.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:21 AM   #14
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It wasnt exactly surprising the two of them don't make it. How much time had they ever spent riding in sand before the rally?
Obviously not enough.
If you want to have a chance of completing one of the worlds toughest rallies, you need to be in top shape and at the top of your game, not an overweight old bloke with high hopes and no motivation.
But hey if your into having half assed attempts at things and patting yourself on the back afterwards than good on ya
The stupidest part at all is that this filmed years ago series being shown on tv is somehow news.
Should i alert you guys when they are going to be screening mash?
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:33 AM   #15
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So you think of all the starters in the Dakar , they would be super fit and at the top of there game ??

This so called overweight Old bloke has done more in his life so far than most of us can only dream of in a life time

.....It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your an idiot , than to open it and prove the fact..........
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