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Old 01-04-2012, 07:18 AM   #601
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Just glad you're okay Bill. Was very worried there for a while.
You are a inspiration to anyone that that's followed your journey. You have made us all proud.

A mechanical failure beyond your control is not failure, it's an unfortunate part of Dakar for many.

I'm really hoping you plan on attacking this race next year.

Hope to one day meet you & shake your hand
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #602
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Bill we are all bummed for you. But a dnf at the Dakar is not a failure. It's a life experience that not many can achive. I think in a few weeks your mood will change. Hopefully you will have a chance to go back and finish your goal of finishing the Dakar.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:35 AM   #603
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just getting the chance to be on the start line at dakar means your already a winner and a hero to many including myself. and i hope you return because i really think you belong in that race.you're a damn good rider.! as has been said here already, i still am wearing my BC shirt with pride and will continue to cheer you on in your future endeavors.
and as tarheel wheeler said... YOU DA MAN! hope to see you at sandblast
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:38 AM   #604
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Like everyone else, I certainly don't see your effort as failed - I am still in awe by it. I see a guy who faced down adversity and left *nothing* on the table in the fight to overcome. But sometimes circumstances spiral beyond our control - we are human after all. If we were all gods that could perform miracles at will, the word adventure would not even be in our vocabulary. Nothing but respect!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #605
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You made an awesome effort and allowed us to come along! Thank you, Bill!! I know it must be very disappointing, but you went well beyond where most of us will ever go and you should be proud of that. Here is another pic if you haven't seen it. Thanks again!

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:09 AM   #606
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Not sure where to begin...but first, thank you to everyone for all the support, well wishes, concern and the TDR quote. I have been brought to tears several times over the past 24 hours with the reality of failure. I have strived many times to chase different dreams only to always fall short of the goal. I don't regret the chase as it has brought some wonderful life experiences. But failure has a way of beating you down and brings question to why we do the thing we do. During one of my down times on stage I was thinking how foolish this was to think I could pull this off with so little time and money. Then the thought of how much time and money has been spent, I was going to do whatever I could to make in. Once again I came up short. I'm still trying to deal with it. I like to think I have delt with failure well in the past, a little disappointment at first then an even stronger resolve to push on. Currently I feel the failure heavily. I'm sure this will pass. Reading the quote makes feel a little better.

Jeepers Bill. 60 percent don't finish. The whole team is proud that you came and gave it your best . The fact that you rode 90 km into the dunes with a cracked case shows your character is solid and your heart was in it. Its the Dakar, they don't expect everyone to cross the finish line.

"Its better to have tried and failed than to never have tried"

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #607
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Not sure where to begin...but first, thank you to everyone for all the support, well wishes, concern and the TDR quote. I have been brought to tears several times over the past 24 hours with the reality of failure. I have strived many times to chase different dreams only to always fall short of the goal. I don't regret the chase as it has brought some wonderful life experiences. But failure has a way of beating you down and brings question to why we do the thing we do. During one of my down times on stage I was thinking how foolish this was to think I could pull this off with so little time and money. Then the thought of how much time and money has been spent, I was going to do whatever I could to make in. Once again I came up short. I'm still trying to deal with it. I like to think I have delt with failure well in the past, a little disappointment at first then an even stronger resolve to push on. Currently I feel the failure heavily. I'm sure this will pass. Reading the quote makes feel a little better.
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It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #608
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Not surprised you're pissed and upset, Bill, things like this happen it's normal.

Seriously, look where you went, and what you did. You took it to a level that most of us will never see, not to mention dragging a crapload of us fanboys along for the ride. You were accepted in one of the toughest races on this dirtball, and you made a good showing.

The failure? Hell, that's what racing's about! Only one way to go now, forward and up.

"Ya done good"

No bullshit here - many many thanks from me for the opportunity to watch, and help out a bit.

Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #609
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Talking to Bill as I type ....MAN! WHAT A STORY!!!

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #610
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #611
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I want a BC2DAKAR 2013 shirt!

you chased the dream and did so well
remember all the things you accomplished

you made it to Mar Del Plata with a bike for christ sake!


be proud and hold your head up Bill
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #612
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I don't see a failure anywhere.
As much as I regret that we can't follow you to Lima, waypoint after waypoint, we all know that making it to the start line is a victory in itself. You have inspired a great lot of people, all over the world. And the speed you carried the short time you were in was just impressive.

Very glad that you're safe. It could have been much, much worse.

GO! #188.

All respect to you, Bill. You may not have completed the final goal, but you crossed many, MANY more goal lines along the way than any of the rest of us have. There may be disappointment in trying, but never disgrace.

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #613
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #614
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #615
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Bill-

Failure would have been you not having the balls or courage to get to the start line. You did that!!!!
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