THE DAKAR RALLY
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.
AN ANIMATED GUIDE TO THE DAKAR RALLY
Posted on Jan 14, 2016 | 2 comments
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... read more
Posted on Jan 11, 2016 | Comments Off on 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... read more
Posted on Jan 3, 2016 | 2 comments
[simple-social-share] 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... read more
Posted on Jan 3, 2016 | Comments Off on 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... read more
Posted on Dec 30, 2015 | Comments Off on 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... read more
Posted on Dec 26, 2015 | Comments Off on 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. read more
Posted on Dec 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Sherco TVS
[simple-social-share] 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... read more
Posted on Dec 14, 2015 | Comments Off on 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... read more