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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.

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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

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


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