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In 2009, the traditional African Dakar route was abandoned because of a growing risk and threats from armed groups in North Africa. Dakar succeeded in crossing the Atlantic to South America because organizers stayed true to Dakar’s core principles: exploring the world’s deserts, extreme endurance, and bringing together top-level athletes and amateurs in a shared adventure.

 

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Toby Price is More Like Wolverine than Superman

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 | 2 comments

The Top 5 Reasons Why Toby Price is More Like Wolverine than Superman

  WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY?   Okay. We admit this is a curious post title, but since the 2016 Dakar kicked-off we’ve seen several posts on social media that refer to KTM rider Toby Price as an Australian Superman or occasionally as...

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HRC Rider Paulo Gonclaves Takes Spill And Gets Back Up!

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 | 0 comments

HRC Rider Paulo Gonclaves Takes Spill And Gets Back Up!

  This video demonstrates the pure athleticism, drive, and dedication of a Dakar veteran! HRC rider Paula Gonclaves took a spill during one of the 2016 specials, but, being the long-standing career veteran that he is he was back on the bike in...

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2016 Dakar Prologue Accident In Photos

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 | 2 comments

2016 Dakar Prologue Accident In Photos

    On January 2, 2016, China’s Guo Meiling was racing in her Dakar debut – the first ever Chinese woman to enter the Rally. She was accompanied by her co-pilot, Min Liao, who participated in the Dakar twice before and had...

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Navigating the Dakar

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Navigating the Dakar

  Navigation is what sets rallying apart from other types of racing. Every night, Dakar riders receive a rolled-up Roadbook that provides the next day’s navigation instructions. Riders pour over the details and mark-up the Roadbook with...

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What is a WATER CARRIER in the Dakar Rally?

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 | 0 comments

What is a WATER CARRIER in the Dakar Rally?

  Q. Can anyone explain the water carrier thing to me?   While lurking on adventurebikerider.com recently, I stumbled across this question on an almost 4 year old thread. I liked the reply to the post, so after a quick back-and-forth with...

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The Story of the First Dakar Rally – 1979

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 | 0 comments

The Story of the First Dakar Rally – 1979

The story of the first Dakar Rally begins in 1977, with Thierry Sabine lost in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice rally.

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Sherco TVS

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Sherco TVS

      SHERCO MOTORCYCLES   Sherco is a French manufacturer that specializes in building trials, enduro, and supermoto bikes. The company was founded in 1998, by Marc Tessier a former trials rider. Sherco has built a strong...

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Spain’s Queen of Dakar – Laia Sanz

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Spain’s Queen of Dakar – Laia Sanz

    If you follow motorcycle social media sites you have probably seen this photo:   This captivating b&w photograph of a beautiful young rider in the KTM KH-7 jersey with the penetrating gaze has been circulating around Facebook...

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