"A must read for those impassioned by the rally." CMG Online
"[I] couldn't put it down until it was done. If you have even a passing interest in the Dakar you should take a look at this book!" Canadian Motorcycle Racer
"A riders' perspective unavailable anywhere else in any other form." Motorcycle Mojo
"If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to ride this race as a privateer, this book is for you." Racer X Illustrated
"When Hacking gets cerebral about what he's doing, especially at gut-wrenching moments that test his mettlebike crashes, mechanical problems that could take him out of the rally, becoming disoriented under the Saharan sunhis writing sings." Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Lawrence Hacking is a professional motorcycle racer who specializes in enduros and rally raids, and who in 2001 became the first Canadian to finish the fabled race. His remarkable core philosophy, honed from the trials and tribulations of life, helped him survive and succeed in the unforgiving desert. Wil De Clercq has worked as a freelance writer, a visual artist, and in such diverse fields as demolition, merchant marine, faux finish painting, advertising copywriting, and film and television production.