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Old 01-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #826
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i would not blame the bike... Carolina fabrication just does not cut it
RussianBear, I kind of stuck up for you at the beginning, but there seems to be more going on than you just having different perspectives on Bill's situation. I know the rest of your last post was "friendly," but mostly in a condescending, know-it-all way.

At first I thought maybe you'd keep jumping in with your criticisms and condescending advice just because you might be defensive after people jumped on your first post. But you're still at it after all this time, writing the same crap, trying to sound as if it's innocent observations but knowing that it will provoke people in the same way.

It's a non sequitur to lecture Bill that he shouldn't be "blaming the bike" in response to his comment:
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Unfortunately an expensive R&D lesson.
That comment doesn't "blame the bike," it's an acknowledgement of the choices he made when building the bike. It looks like you're trying hard to provoke just to be provocative and get attention while trying to sound innocent.

Whatever you're getting out of doing what you do, you are doing it at the expense of Bill and others. You can be accepted here even if you see things differently than others, but don't be a drama queen about it.

Well, based on what you keep doing I guess what you want isn't really "acceptance," but whatever it is you want, there are better ways to get it, less narcissistic ways.

Everyone else in this forum has their flaws too, but you need to find a way to not poke everyone in the eye to get attention.

If you can't change, go start a thread in Jo Mama and say whatever you want instead of trying to make Bill's thread about you. If you've got an axe to grind with Bill then just be a man and pm him directly and be out with it. The games you're playing here aren't doing yourself or anyone else any good.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:32 AM   #827
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Me too! And your travels afterwards....its an experience, this dakar thing, and you have more to share than you realize!

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I hope we don't get caught up in replies to RB. *I don't have time to weed thru it all. *I would like some responses to other posters; questions that probably got lost. See above.

As a newbie...I am fascinated that there are more solutions to the challenge...well..then there is money. *I love hearing the thoughts and generosity of other racers.
Would love to here about the heat, clothing choice, how everything got back state side etc.

But also respect if you don't feel like sharing the past and want to move on...to 2013!

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Old 01-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #828
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Hey BC61-really enjoyed watching your thread&site..thought the bike was great...good luck on future plans
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:39 AM   #829
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:27 AM   #830
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Carolina fabrication just does not cut it

Actually, had the skidplate not been built so well, it may not have done the damage it did.

I doubt the clamps holding the skidplate were built in the Carolinas.... Russia maybe.... but not the Carolinas.

Edit: To all - my apologies for dredging this up. I've been out of town this weekend and just now catching up.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #831
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Actually, had the skidplate not been built so well, it may not have done the damage it did.

I doubt the clamps holding the skidplate were built in the Carolinas.... Russia maybe.... but not the Carolinas.

Edit: To all - my apologies for dredging this up. I've been out of town this weekend and just now catching up.


Thats funny! Its almost even productive!

Bill, you should come out West this spring with version 2.0 and we'll beat the crap out of it in the desert for a few days

I think its great that you are building your own bike. Coming from a manufacturer id expect nothing less than perfection. Building it yourself truly puts you in a higher league regardless of the races outcome.

Seriously, Moab this spring. Rocks, sand, and fast dirt roads. It will seem like a day trip compared to South America!
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #832
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Bill, glad you are back. Now post some pics
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #833
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hey Bill, you can always jump on Jimmy Lewis' thread to get yourself back into the Cali desert for some R&D. Nice, weeks after the finale we can still get some quality Dakar entertainment. Thanks
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:54 AM   #834
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That's it, I lost my patience. Doing some pruning. Sorry if I look like a censor.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:08 AM   #835
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that's it, i lost my patience. Doing some pruning. Sorry if i look like a censor.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #836
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That's it, I lost my patience. Doing some pruning. Sorry if I look like a censor.
Thank you!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #837
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That's it, I lost my patience. Doing some pruning. Sorry if I look like a censor.
More than appropriate. Some people have nothing of value to offer.

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:49 AM   #838
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+10, neutered the beast!!! Usually I cringe at the thought...not this time!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:28 AM   #839
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neutered the beast!!!
NEDered.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:46 AM   #840
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That's it, I lost my patience. Doing some pruning. Sorry if I look like a censor.
Thanks Ned,

now can we please get back to this?

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