Opening the safety meeting for new riders planning to compete in the Dakar for the first time in 2011, the rally’s director, Etienne Lavigne, brought everyone down to earth with this warning. Last year’s winner, Cyril Despres, then went on to share his hard-won wisdom, giving advice on using road books, life in the bivouacs and the importance of the transponder that warns riders when a faster ...

Opening the safety meeting for new riders planning to compete in the Dakar for the first time in 2011, the rally’s director, Etienne Lavigne, brought everyone down to earth with this warning. Last year’s winner, Cyril Despres, then went on to share his hard-won wisdom, giving advice on using road books, life in the bivouacs and the importance of the transponder that warns riders when a faster vehicle is about to overtake them. The Dakar kicks off on January 1, running nearly 3,000 race miles through Argentina and Chile over 14 day-long stages.

via ADVRider