pdf To Dakar and Back: 21 Days Across North Africa by Motorcycle (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Lawrence Hacking, Mike Chamberlain, Wil De Clercq, Audible Studios: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Lawrence Hacking – Carcier.co

Recounting the three weeks of blood, sweat, and tearsthat make up a , mile journey from the glitzy streets of Paris to the hinterland of northwestern Africa, this incredible tale highlights the most arduous and notorious off road motorsports event on the planet, the Paris Dakar Rally Since its inception in , the rally has attracted than , participants from all walks of life Fully detailing what is considered by many to be one of the world s top five adventures, this book reveals amazing true tales of danger, from blinding sandstorms to endless vistas of towering dunes Enduring these incredible hardships with perseverance, tenacity, ingenuity, and sometimes tragedy, the adventurers profiled here truly embody the triumphs of the human spirit

13 thoughts on “To Dakar and Back: 21 Days Across North Africa by Motorcycle (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Lawrence Hacking, Mike Chamberlain, Wil De Clercq, Audible Studios: Audible Audiobooks

  1. stiltz stiltz says:

    Great seller Product arrived quickly Bought as a present for my son s birthday and though the race is now in South America, because he s grown up with the original Dakar rally he was thrilled to bits to receive this book Nice to find something that s just right for a change Not very likely to read it myself as not my cup of tea so can t give my own opinion of the book Thanks.

  2. Stuart Stuart says:

    Just a really good read, and describes the Privateers experiences in the Dakar, not just the Works riders as seen on TV.

  3. 4x4 champ 4x4 champ says:

    i only get chance to read on holiday and this is a great book for anyone interested in endurance racing goes through everything that is required for the dakar and the chap even finishes the race at his first go , what a legend

  4. jimmyo jimmyo says:

    Every Dakar fan will enjoy this book, really tells the story of what its like to do the DAkARHighly recommended

  5. Mr. G. J. Hind Mr. G. J. Hind says:

    For those with an interest in the Dakar Rally particularly the motorcycle part of the event , this is a very good read This account of the first Canadian to complete the Dakar is well written, easy to read and fast paced like the event itself I read this one in a day as I could not put it down It gives a good insight into the preparations for the event, the motivation mentality required to take part and the generally sporting camaraderie among the participants There is information on the famous competitors and history of the event as well as good descriptions of the landscape of the countries on the route with interesting social political comments The author makes an interesting comparison between his own affluent Western lifestyle and the poor but possibly happier lifestyles of some of the locals he encounters en route This is not just a motorsport book.

  6. Hugues Hugues says:

    One of the very few accounts of the Dakar by a privateer Very good reading.

  7. Ivan Butikofer Ivan Butikofer says:

    Awesome story, there are very few books on the market where you can get the inside story from someone that has taken on the worlds most difficult Motorsport race, the Dakar or Paris Dakar as it was called at the time Even getting the inside story from the first Canadian to have successfully completed the 21 day, 10 000 kilometer ordeal.An un romanced, true story that takes you on a journey from Paris France through northern Africa, day by day racing the infamous Paris Dakar Rally Beyond ones imagination, a must for the Adventure Motorcycle fan or race fan alike.

  8. Jim Collis Jim Collis says:

    This book is well written and the author Lawrence pays astute attention to detail in his travels The mental and physical preparations for such a gruelling race were well documented for anyone considering participation in this type of event Of course my review may be a bit bias as I ve known Mr Hacking for many years and raced against him back in the 1970 s Of course racing against him is just a general term as I was at the back of the pack while he lead most of the time Lawrence s first chapters were dedicated to his early years and I found this section particularly interesting as a good number of us who grew up in the Mississauga area all raced and rode together when we were younger, so it hit very close to home with me and brought back a lot of fond memories.

  9. Luma46 Luma46 says:

    This is a hands on experience book written by experienced motorcyclist and professional racer Lawrence Hacking Provides excellent insight into the Paris Dakar Rally where demands on the rider are often much higher than demands on the machine.

  10. Jeffery Piotrowski Jeffery Piotrowski says:

    Very easy to visualize the Authors journey to Dakar Very well written Actually couldn t put it down once I started reading it

  11. Jennie Lee Brooks Jennie Lee Brooks says:

    I never received this item

  12. Pawel Tarnowski Pawel Tarnowski says:

    Great read for anyone interested in desert and rally racing.

  13. Jonathan Chan Jonathan Chan says:

    Great travel story covering one of the toughest motor races in world Hacking gives the real insider s view, interspersed with stories of the competitors and locals he meets during the Dakar.