I cannot believe that this race does not capture the imagination of more people in North America. Besides the Motorcycles, you have those honkin' big trucks, and cars. Something for everyone. I for one would love to cruise through Africa!
Dakar is simply the most exciting sporting event anywhere. It's two solid weeks, there are deaths, serious injuries, serious athleticism, amateurs competing against pros, cool bikes, and cool terrain. Versus is stills showing repeats of there 1/2 hour daily coverage if you missed. Go quick and record it!