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About willindakar

Every few years I try and embark on a trip that takes me to places, both physically and mentally, far beyond anywhere I have been before, as a CEO or father. Climbing the highest summits of Antarctica and Europe, diving with Great White sharks, Motorbiking the highest road in the world are a few of the boxes I've ticked - but the trip i am about to depart for should be one of the most testing. Riding with the hardest land race in the world - The Dakar 2011.

Wrapping up the trip

  It’s only been two days since I got off my trusty BMW1200 GSA and I’m missing the wind in my face, the freedom of the road and the edge of adventure like a homesick child. New York seems such … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Did It!!!

The night was a tough one, with a hurricane esq storm ripping through our base and keeping many of us partially sleeping for the seven hours of down time. When we then got to breakfast to discover there was none, … Continue reading

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Day 11 – breaking from the pack

The house through the night was deathly silent, as the team had collapsed exhausted from the crazed twenty hour day. Once people started to stir the sprint for the one bathroom commenced, but in such a cool, slightly run down … Continue reading

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Day 10 – San Francisco Passage

The morning started bright and breezy at 4.15am, when one of our fellow riders battered down our door to check we were up. A cafe con leche and a cheese and ham sandwich later, the bikes were on the road … Continue reading

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Day 9 plus

I am so exhausted I can’t fill u in on the madness of these last few days. Its 12.07am and I’m crashing for the night. Put it this way – three medical issues and the team down to half. Will … Continue reading

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Day 8 – into the heart of the beast

The day started early as usual and by 7am we already has a few k’s under our wheels, as we meandered out of Iquique, heading to Copiapo to spend some time with the full race teams, mechanics and press. The … Continue reading

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Day 7 – sand gallore!!!

Just landed into Antofagasta after another twelve hour day – and what a day it was! We left Iquique in the early hours and managed to get ahead of the racers up on the sand flats before they crossed. There … Continue reading

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