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Old 06-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #1486
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #1487
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Got my book and DVD!!! But Dammit, Ted....no autograph.... The book is awsome....great writing!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #1488
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Dang. Waiting until August before buying is torture.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:35 AM   #1489
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Ok, amidst the lunacy of getting ready for Albania, my package arrived this morning... Ted, a huge thank you! This made my day/week

The book looks amazing in person, and this is coming from someone who already knew what it would look like... I was awestruck when I actually held a copy in my hands

I can honestly say again what a pleasure this project was, I am truly proud to have been on board...

Here's to many more!

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #1490
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I can honestly say again what a pleasure this project was, I am truly proud to have been on board...

Here's to many more!

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #1491
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Yeah... this baby's awesome...

Holy crap, got the hard back on Tuesday, including DVD and sweet sticker. Am I worthy???

I was glued to it until late... It's a great read. I just finished "Stage 2". Don't worry... I won't give away the plot... hahaha.

I really like the approach you took as the writer in the book, which was a very innocent, fly on the wall, outsider "looking in" point of view.

It reads very sincere, very honest, very humble and very journalistic. ( You quietly choose to hide your badass self in the background, letting the Dakar events and participants be the stars)... Yet, in my mind, you are a HUGE BADASS for pulling this documentation off.

I like the way you've streamlined the data so as not to burden the events with too many facts and history. This is a great unfolding of the 2012 Dakar Rally, unpeeling the events layer by layer, page after page.

I must say the quality of the hardback, the photos, and the layout are "VERY WELL DONE". This book is THICK... and FULL PAGE COLOR photos ( wow, really???)... EXCELLENT. VERY NICE JOB on the production, the mechanicals, the graphics and the layout. It's very CLEAN.

And what I really love about this book, your story, and the Dakar... It all highlights the fact that without taking great risks, there are few really big rewards.

This book is a culmination of all of that.

And the compilation of TALES FROM THE BIVOUAC DAKAR 2012 is a great REWARD. It was a big risk for you. To all of us readers, you took on the 2012 Dakar challange...

AND PROVED A WINNER!!!

Just my 2 cents worth....





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Ok, amidst the lunacy of getting ready for Albania, my package arrived this morning... Ted, a huge thank you! This made my day/week

The book looks amazing in person, and this is coming from someone who already knew what it would look like... I was awestruck when I actually held a copy in my hands

I can honestly say again what a pleasure this project was, I am truly proud to have been on board...

Here's to many more!

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:47 AM   #1492
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Finished reading mine last night..... well done.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:18 AM   #1493
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I got my book last week. Fantastic!

I have read a few of the first chapters but am trying to hold off so I can read it while riding in the van from Everett, WA down to Denio Junction, NV for this year's big ride down there in Northern Nevada. It is hard to stay away from it tho!

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #1494
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Guys,

I contacted Ted after getting anxious about not receiving my book and Ted gave me a tracking number. When I looked up it says delivered on 06/04 to my shock. I looked everywhere outside of my home and my mail box and found nothing. Has this happened to anyone else ? I understand that the book is delivered by Canadian postal service but once it reaches US, who picks it up ? Does anyone has any idea who I should contact locally ? UPS or USPS or Fedex etc etc

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #1495
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Guys,

I contacted Ted after getting anxious about not receiving my book and Ted gave me a tracking number. When I looked up it says delivered on 06/04 to my shock. I looked everywhere outside of my home and my mail box and found nothing. Has this happened to anyone else ? I understand that the book is delivered by Canadian postal service but once it reaches US, who picks it up ? Does anyone has any idea who I should contact locally ? UPS or USPS or Fedex etc etc

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Mine came USPS.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:51 PM   #1496
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #1497
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Ted,

Thanks for writing this. Unlike anything else I've read about the Dakar, your book really brings the reader into the thick of it. You've given everyone a real taste of what I have lived for 10 years. I tell plenty of Dakar stories, but the only people who really and truly understand are the racers and assistance crews who have been there. Now I can hand your book to everyone else so my babbling makes more sense.

When these go on sale in August, I'll be buying several for friends and family.

Anyone who plans to ride the Dakar must read your book.

You've inspired me to write down more of my stories. I have many pages of what will be the Moby Dick of the Dakar if I ever finish it. Probably unreadable, but I'm doing it mainly to get it out of my head rather than to write a book. I wish I had your excellent photos, but I was always too busy riding, assembling a team, driving or working on bikes to pick up a camera.

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Old 06-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #1498
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Guys,

I contacted Ted after getting anxious about not receiving my book and Ted gave me a tracking number. When I looked up it says delivered on 06/04 to my shock. I looked everywhere outside of my home and my mail box and found nothing. Has this happened to anyone else ? I understand that the book is delivered by Canadian postal service but once it reaches US, who picks it up ? Does anyone has any idea who I should contact locally ? UPS or USPS or Fedex etc etc

Thanks,
Hari....
It get's turned over the USPS.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #1499
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Sitting waiting patiently here in the UK - anyone else in the UK got a copy yet ??
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It get's turned over the USPS.
Some postal guy is enjoying Ted's book. Gotta share the wealth you know?


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