Dakar 2017 – Follow All the Action

The Dakar is well under well with Day 5 already almost behind us!  And so far it has been epic with some massive news such as Carlos Sainz crashing out, Nasser unable to continue after his car suffering severe damage loosing a wheel and miraculously continuing on for another 80 km pretending to be a tripod over a four wheel drive car!

The is still another nine days of action to go so make sure you stay on top it!

The following resources are invaluable to stay up to date as it happens :

THE Ultimate Dakar thread – already at 150 pages and it is only Day 5! http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2017-dakar-rally-official-f5irehose-coverage-thread.1195710/

The Official Dakar Rally Twitter : https://twitter.com/dakar

Carlton Kirby : The Eurosport Dakar Commentator : https://twitter.com/carltonkirby

Official Dakar Rally Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/dakar/

Dakar Logo with a TBNI Twist
Dakar Logo with a TBNI Twist

#NC500In2Days : FREE Pannier Message Slots Available NOW!

Last year for my #WAWIn1Week challenge I offered slots on my panniers to Companies to advertise their products / brand whilst I travelled along the length of the World’s Longest Dedicated Coastal Route in a record breaking 6 days*  The uptake was great as was the feedback!

I have decided to do the same again this year and offer out my panniers for you guys to patch your brand onto the side of my bike as it travels round the coast line of Scotland in another time limited (and in my eyes record breaking)challenge of 2 days!

So what’s the catch?  There isn’t one, however I do have to want to support your brand.  It is my decision on what I put on my boxes.  It is also free!  

All you have to do is contact me, telling me a little about your brand (a website reference will do) and if I like what your are doing / about I will contact you back.  Then you just have to get the sticker made up and sent to me.  I will add it to my panniers and boom, there you have it, free advertising for you (whilst on the trip and in the subsequent photos and videos across FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) and awesome looking panniers for me!

Charities are also welcome.

*I don’t know if it was actually record breaking but as I haven’t heard any difference let’s just pretend it was!

2016 #NC500In2Days Pannier Message Space Availability
2016 #NC500In2Days Pannier Message Space Availability

Be Absolutely Certain Mark Zuckerberg is NOT giving Away Millions to Facebook Users…

You may have seen a post similar to this floating about Facebook today…

THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! And congrats on becoming a dad!

 Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day’s posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million EACH as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection and philanthropy. 😎

It is an absolute load of rubbish, a hoax, untrue, lies. Whatever you want to call it, $4.5 Million will not be given away at midnight. Not a single cent will. 

Don’t feed the trolls and don’t share such nonsense on your Wall News Feed. 

In fact pretty much all news sources online are covering this in case you need any further proof.