Race To Dakar

Another book about motorcycle adventure, this one covering the trials of a privateer team attempting the Dakar Rally. It was a fun ready, like the Long Way Down and Long Way Round books, and really brought home to me just how hard these rallies are. Two weeks of brutal riding over deserts and rocks, injuries, fatalities, and a true test of human endurance. It’s amazing that anyone finishes it, considering just how hard it is on riders and machines, but they do. I’ll never compete in one, but I’m definitely going to be watching the 2011 rally.