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Old 12-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #886
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Finally up to speed

Did a crash course on this. Like a good book you can't put down.

Hard (for me) to fathom the complexity of putting all this together.

Loved the bike build part, and all the prepping.

Hoping your reunited with the container soon....

Looking forward to the ride..
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:57 PM   #887
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DAMN...just woke up and got online (4:30 a.m. Qatar time) and NO UPDATE FROM NED on the container...


The suspense is KILLIN' me....
(of course my co-workers like it 'cuz I have nothing new to talk about )


Who do we go "chat" with to speed things up??

"Say hello to my little friend' style




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Old 12-28-2011, 02:43 AM   #888
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Garrrrrrrr, I thought that posting of the container pic was THE container!!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:54 AM   #889
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First, thanks for the good vibes. Much appreciated!

No real news since yesterday, and I hesitate to sound too certain of what I've been told, since it's all second hand thru Luis Belaustagi (not that he's a bad source, but he's expressed uncertainty as well).

The ship should have been unloaded yesterday. The container should clear customs relatively quickly thanks to Luis' work, and we should be able to commence unloading it this evening. All that is best case scenario.

The ASO allowed me to move my scrutineering time back because of the problem with the container. So, with a little luck, we'll have most of the day tomorrow in MdP to sort out the last details with the bike before heading over and getting through technical inspection.

More as it comes!
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:09 AM   #890
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Ned,

We're keeping fingers crossed that everything with the container and customs works out.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:49 AM   #891
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Best of luck with the container. Hope it all works out. Cheers!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:52 AM   #892
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Fingers crossed here in Austria.

Wish I could assist with a diplomatic solution, but don't have a line in BA.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:00 AM   #893
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Originally Posted by neduro View Post
we should be able to commence unloading it this evening. ...

More as it comes!
We're F5'ing this page like crazy already and the race hasn't even started!

Fingers crossed here. Wish we could help!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:22 AM   #894
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now we really need the magic of the slow clap...

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:34 AM   #895
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:40 AM   #896
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:44 AM   #897
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Come on container, Ned has a ride coming up!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:45 AM   #898
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(I've never known for moderation - It's that binary thing...a 0 or a 1 Idle or WOT!!)

Almost your own entire cheering section there!!

GO NED!! Go Mr Customs Agent, Go Mister Container mover!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:15 AM   #899
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C'mon container man
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:59 AM   #900
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Just got a text from Chris...

"Sitting in a mall grabbing a bite, across from where we are to receive the shipping container. Getting close to getting the bike."

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