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Old 08-01-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Accepted!! BC61 headed to Dakar Argentina - Chile - Peru 2012

It has been a tense few weeks, as I was informed notices where going out on the 15th of the July only to find an empty mail box daily. Then to read of the hopes and dreams of others, hopefully only postponed. I'm not much of a worrier and I was given an unofficial "don't worry about it you're in" but honestly I was getting a little concerned. Working behind the scenes for sometime to get a worth while program in order I have been anxiously awaiting notice and today it is official. I received the below letter in the mail today, Dakar 2012 here I come!

More to come soon!
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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That's a good looking letter...frame it! the fun REALLY begins.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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FANTASTIC!!! and Congratulations!

You've got a great combination of skills and experience to make this a successful and exciting adventure.

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Old 08-01-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
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Great news Bill! I had my fingers crossed that you would make the cut!
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:47 AM   #5
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Congrats Bill. This is going to be FUN

I'm in for the ride.

Biggest question...what bike and what do ya need besides money?
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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Fantastic! Well done, good luck, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:32 PM   #7
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Congratulations, good luck and best wishes for a successful finish...

You have just begun reading the sentence you just finished reading.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:36 PM   #8
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Wow that's great. Good luck. 2012 will be here in no time.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:48 PM   #9
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Excellent!! Have fun!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #10
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Congratulations, man! I am so stoked for you! Let us know how we can help.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:14 PM   #12
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Congratulations ! ! !

The first roadbook entry, to get from Charlotte NC to Buenos Aires, might be something like this:
go 8063 kilometers HP at cap heading 161°
New desert racing frontiers
It will be Devilish !
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #13
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Way to go. Now the fun begins. Let us know how we can help.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
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Way to go Bill,

So they have shipping points from Europe...what are you suspossed to do from here?

Good luck on the preperations.

Life has F@#ked with the wrong man. I will come out on top. Just watch.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #15
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ill be rooting for you! how about a pic of the bike?
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