To Dakar and Back
Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)|January - February 2022
21 Days Across North Africa and Back
Sam Manicom

Author: Lawrence Hacking (with Wil De Clercq)

Publisher: ECW Press

Kindle: $10.00

Audiobook: $7.99

Paperback: $19.99

ASIN: B001Q3M7UG

ISBN: 978-1-55022-808-3

This is one hell of a story. On January 1, 2001, Canadian privateer rider Lawrence Hacking, set out from the bright lights of Paris, France on the fabled Paris-Dakar race. That year the route chased through southern Europe, across the Sahara of North Africa and finally to the city of Dakar in the far west of the continent. For those who may not know much about the Paris-Dakar, or as it’s now known as just the Dakar, it’s been described as the motorcycling equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.

To Dakar and Back is the story of the dream and the challenges of competing in Paris-Dakar. Not only did Lawrence Hacking make it, but he became the first Canadian to do so. His story is fascinating; once you start this book you’ll find it hard to put down.

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