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Offline BlueBull2007

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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 05:22:12 pm »
A lekker bed time story to read tonight.. :ricky:
 

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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 08:24:56 pm »
Good little piece of reading there. The Dakar is sure made of true legends. It's the back markers that is always the true spirits of an event like this.
 

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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 08:31:21 pm »
Great read :thumleft:

Yeah, these are the true heroes of the Dakar, so sad he will not be back.
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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 09:27:57 pm »
It's a hectic read... and to think he was done on stage 4! There's a lot of heartbreak in preparing so much, investing so much, sacrificing so much... and then for it all to be over before it even really began. I know for the pro riders it's a big deal if they bomb out early on, and it's their work and everything - but for the small privateers who often have to give up so much to be there, it must be a real knock.

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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 03:25:18 am »
Yissie Neil, I'm lying in my hospital bed shedding a tear after watching this movie, it's insane how relentless the Dakar is, in your face all the time  :(
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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 10:09:30 pm »
I saw the clip on the TV coverage but had no idea of the drama behind it. That's what you call digging deep. Nice one. Respect.
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Re: Dakar Story - Epic
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 07:10:24 pm »
Thanks for posting BB2007  :thumleft:

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