Click here to close now.



Welcome!

News Feed Item

Zero To Sixty - A Dakar Adventure Now Available

-- A Back-Stage Pass to South America's Legendary Dakar Rally

TORONTO and SAN JUAN DE PIRQUE, Chile, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012 David Mills joined a Chilean team competing in South America's legendary Dakar Rally. For three grueling weeks he lived with the tight-knit Dakar community as they battled the most brutal conditions imaginable in what is the ultimate in long-distance off-road competition. Racing 9,000 kilometers across unmarked mountain valleys and shifting desert sands in Argentina, Chile and Peru, the Dakar is the toughest challenge man and machine can face. No wonder almost one billion fans in 190 countries experience coverage of the Dakar.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/LT67142)

Join David as he traverses the driest deserts on the planet, visits lush wine regions, gets lost on mountain passes, encounters earthquakes and landslides, endures temperatures ranging from over 40°C to minus 6°C in one day, and is flattened by altitude sickness at over 15,500 feet. The vehicles and their brilliant mechanics, the race and its storied history, and the entrepreneurs and millionaires who make the Dakar the most famous off-road race in the world are all here—as are an international band of elite athletes and wacko eccentrics who insist on living on the edge of disaster just to see if they can finish the world's deadliest sporting event. And why do they do it? The answer, Mills discovers, is because we are human, driven by our common DNA to take risks that make us better.

Zero to Sixty - A Dakar Adventure is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Dakar Rally, and why it matters to millions of drivers and fans. It takes you as close to the action as you can get without actually participating.

David Mills has been riding and touring with motorcycles since he was a teenager. He first discovered the Dakar during a three month motorcycle tour of South America. Two years later he turned 60, and as an embedded member of a Chilean Dakar team he was granted unprecedented access to the Rally. Zero to Sixty - A Dakar Adventure is the inside story of that adventure—one no reader will ever forget.

Image with caption: "American NASCAR driver Robby Gordon catches some air on 2012 Dakar Rally (CNW Group/David Mills)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140218_C4525_PHOTO_EN_36780.jpg

Image with caption: "Chilean moto rider Burro Rodriguez moves up in the ranks on 2012 Dakar Rally (CNW Group/David Mills)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140218_C4525_PHOTO_EN_36778.jpg

Image with caption: "Author David Mills at the finish line of the 2012 Dakar Rally (CNW Group/David Mills)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140218_C4525_PHOTO_EN_36777.jpg

Image with caption: ""Zero to Sixty - A Dakar Adventure" now available at www.zero2sixty.info (CNW Group/David Mills)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140218_C4525_PHOTO_EN_36828.jpg

For further information:

To contact the author:
David Mills - (416) 805-7721
[email protected]

www.zero2sixty.info

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
With microservices, SOA and distributed architectures becoming more popular, it is becoming increasingly harder to keep track of where time is spent in a distributed application when trying to diagnose performance problems. Distributed tracing systems attempt to address this problem by following application requests across service boundaries, persisting metadata along the way that provide context for fine-grained performance monitoring.
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
The maker of automated server migration software reports sales bookings increased 460 percent year-over-year and last week IDC forecast spending on public cloud services will grow to more than $141 billion in 2019. Seems (at last) we are at the tipping point where enterprises are adopting cloud in a big way opening opportunities for those who can help with the transition.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...