Accepted!! BC61 headed to Dakar Argentina - Chile - Peru 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by BC61, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,685
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    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!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    More to come soon!
    #1
  2. sweetfeed

    sweetfeed Boxher

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,370
    Location:
    Back home
    That's a good looking letter...frame it! Congratulations....now the fun REALLY begins.:clap
    #2
  3. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,094
    FANTASTIC!!! :freaky and Congratulations!

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

    RIGHT ON BC61!
    #3
  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    14,024
    Location:
    Burlingtron,VT
    Great news Bill! I had my fingers crossed that you would make the cut!
    #4
  5. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,680
    Location:
    A53, NC
    Congrats Bill. This is going to be FUN

    I'm in for the ride. :dllama

    Biggest question...what bike :ear and what do ya need besides money? :lol3
    #5
  6. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Oddometer:
    413
    Fantastic! Well done, good luck, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! :clap
    #6
  7. Bodwick

    Bodwick Odd Bod

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,469
    Location:
    Cloud Cuckoo Land U.K.
    Congratulations, good luck and best wishes for a successful finish... :clap



    :freaky
    #7
  8. grandpa_ken

    grandpa_ken Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    229
    Location:
    Archer Lodge, NC
    Wow that's great. Good luck. 2012 will be here in no time.
    #8
  9. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,146
    Location:
    Amsterdam or on Twitter @antal
    Excellent!! Have fun!!
    #9
  10. nobrakes

    nobrakes Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,369
    Location:
    North Carolina
    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Congratulations, man! I am so stoked for you! Let us know how we can help. :thumb
    #10
  11. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2003
    Oddometer:
    12,179
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Awesome!

    :clap
    #11
  12. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,111
    Location:
    SoCal USA
    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°
    #12
  13. kaosrider

    kaosrider Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,001
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Way to go. :clap Now the fun begins. Let us know how we can help.
    #13
  14. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,834
    Location:
    Hope Mills, N.C.
    Way to go Bill,

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


    Good luck on the preperations.

    Ray
    #14
  15. AJxr

    AJxr #395

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    950
    Location:
    Clinton Corners, NY
    ill be rooting for you! how about a pic of the bike? :D
    #15
  16. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,146
    Location:
    Amsterdam or on Twitter @antal
    Hoping he takes his Ape :D
    #16
  17. Crash Dummy

    Crash Dummy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    79
    Location:
    Hudson, NH
    What are you going to be riding?
    #17
  18. Osnabrock

    Osnabrock Ditch GPS

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    245
    Location:
    Como, MPLS
    Congratulations Bill.
    #18
  19. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,680
    Location:
    A53, NC
    I bet ya it will be a BMW or some red and white bike (insert Husky) owned by BMW. :lol3

    I'm hoping to see a 449, but who knows.
    #19
  20. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,007
    Location:
    sanity?
    Cool! Congrats Bill!!
    #20