For people who don't know, I started Adventure Rider 17 years ago as mostly a forum and a bit of a lark. I never thought in the age of Facebook that it would last this long, but along came @gorudy to help take it to the next level.
One of his ideas was to publish real editorial stories using members of the forum where possible — people who really know motorcycling. Both gorudy and I took some heat for these stories because a few members thought they looked like commercialization of the site. I argued that this would surface info we've never had on the forum before.
Anyway, @Evergreen on ADVrider was in Peru and decided to chase the Dakar and write stories about it. I wasn't sure that was really possible or would be that interesting, because there were pro journalists in helicopters with fancy cameras. What would she write?
The answer is she wrote incredibly moving human stories of the trials and travails of the race. Thousands of people were like me and couldn't miss an episode. In my opinion, this was the best of them all: