Hard To Believe Bikes Are Actually Racing In This Endless Hellscape

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Watching these brave and batshit 2015 Dakar Rally competitors charge across the dust-swathed salt-crusted wasteland that is the Chilean desert will give you an idea of just how hardcore the race really is.

This clip is from the Dakar's eighth stage, running from Uyuni to Iquique which race organizers described simply as "cold, salty, hard, extreme."

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PatBateman
PatBateman

Please PLEASE tell me that you're reporting Gonzo-style.