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Old 01-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #781
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It would be good to see you there Bill, you can count on me to throw a few $$ in the pot
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #782
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You did great Bill, you went and you gave it a shot. More than 99.999% of the planets population will ever get to do.

Good on ya!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:37 PM   #783
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Bill, I hope you give it another go in 2013.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #784
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I'll just jump in to say that was a great effort, you did better than many more prepared folks have done - if you go for it again next year, or whenever, I'll definitely be throwing some donations your way.

Nice job! Thanks for the story, build, and the experience.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:49 AM   #785
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Got up early this morning and headed over to Plaza De Armas for the podium finish. We watched every bike roll over. Congratulations Ned! Hopefully I can join you on the other side of the fence next year.
Great to hear you are considering another go at it
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:26 PM   #786
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I guess racing is in the blood. After a few days the disappointment fades and the what ifs creepback in. I know I can ride the race and hope I can raise the funds to compete next year. There is no way I can spend the amount of personal funds again, I just don't have them. I plan on working on sponsorship and developing a fund raising plan for 2013 when I get back in the states.

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #787
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I guess racing is in the blood. After a few days the disappointment fades and the what ifs creepback in. I know I can ride the race and hope I can raise the funds to compete next year. There is no way I can spend the amount of personal funds again, I just don't have them. I plan on working on sponsorship and developing a fund raising plan for 2013 when I get back in the states.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #788
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I guess racing is in the blood. After a few days the disappointment fades and the what ifs creepback in. I know I can ride the race and hope I can raise the funds to compete next year. There is no way I can spend the amount of personal funds again, I just don't have them. I plan on working on sponsorship and developing a fund raising plan for 2013 when I get back in the states.
i predict you will have alot of support. you've got mine for sure
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #789
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Heads up! *If you are interested in an XL tshirt or any of our new workshirts please get your order in by Tuesday, January 24th. We will then get the shirts made and shipped out! *Thanks again for the support!
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #790
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I guess racing is in the blood. After a few days the disappointment fades and the what ifs creepback in. I know I can ride the race and hope I can raise the funds to compete next year. There is no way I can spend the amount of personal funds again, I just don't have them. I plan on working on sponsorship and developing a fund raising plan for 2013 when I get back in the states.
Bill look forward to your push for next year... And don't be afraid to ask for 'the cash'... Might be surprised how they give.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #791
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I guess racing is in the blood. After a few days the disappointment fades and the what ifs creepback in. I know I can ride the race and hope I can raise the funds to compete next year. There is no way I can spend the amount of personal funds again, I just don't have them. I plan on working on sponsorship and developing a fund raising plan for 2013 when I get back in the states.
I wanted to say something but sometimes its bettaa to keep quiet,,
good luck

p.s.build vs buy = raise the money and buy a decent bike
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #792
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Heads up! *If you are interested in an XL tshirt or any of our new workshirts please get your order in by Tuesday, January 24th. We will then get the shirts made and shipped out! *Thanks again for the support!


ordered one of those nice grey work shirts. Probably too late to be rocking it at Sandblast, but hey - here's one for next year, Bill!

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Old 01-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #793
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I wanted to say something but sometimes its bettaa to keep quiet,,
good luck

p.s.build vs buy = raise the money and buy a decent bike
What's a decent bike? The $50k factory KTM Rally? Several of them burned to the ground and pretty much all of them had fuel delivery problems at one time or another. The Honda's? A few top team bikes went out due to stator issues. Same scenario with the Yamaha's. The Speedbrain Husky's had starting issues on the first day. Since every machine in the race had some kind of issue during the race it's a tough call. What do you suggest and can I count on you when it comes time to raise the funds?

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #794
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What's a decent bike? The $50k factory KTM Rally? Several of them burned to the ground and pretty much all of them had fuel delivery problems at one time or another. The Honda's? A few top team bikes went out due to stator issues. Same scenario with the Yamaha's. The Speedbrain Husky's had starting issues on the first day. Since every machine in the race had some kind of issue during the race it's a tough call. What do you suggest and can I count on you when it comes time to raise the funds?

Thanks for the tip.


Neduro's ride seemed fairly solid and relativity affordable.
Don't reinvent the wheel, spend time preparing other aspects.
In my experience, the more you spend and the fancier it gets, the more problems surface and problems get more difficult to solve.
Good luck! Looking forward to following along on the comfort of my couch....
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #795
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Neduro's ride seemed fairly solid and relativity affordable.
"Fairly" is the key word. I'm not going to get into it but Ned's bike had issues like all the rest.
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