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Discussion in 'Racing' started by BC61, Aug 1, 2011.
Bear's drinking Vodka again.......
Works both ways .
Is it a russian thing to try and speak intelligently about a subject that you are painfully ignorant of. You are missing the point of Bill being a privateer and the budget that goes with that. A lot of people including myself have suggested you go and try some racing. You are a keyboard commando of the worst kind.
I will not honor you by reposting your foul smelling non minted breath filled statements
Bear Arse... I had a book to write and then unfortunately i gave too many minutes away of my life to look at your postings and try to figure out wtf is wrong with u. *
There I found a little man who tears people down. Why we idolize Bill and loath you is because Bill, in word and action, encourages people to follow their dreams. *You tear people down. *
Just curious...Today I took my experience from Bill's BMW training and the example he sets of getting out there and "doing it"*and rode in the wood, got hit in the head more than once by a low branch, dropped my bike,helped pickup other bikes navigated ruts and what ever I came across under the leaves...until the sun set...and now am taking that mild muscle relaxer Bill referenced in his blog...what did you do today...type?? How embarrassing*
I think of the one Russian curse I know and I am going to spell wrong "dolbobe" but it sounds like a Bear to me.
Amazing story Bill. Just amazing. Thank you for sharing the details, and enjoy the rest of your stay down there.
Dude, stay in the world you know, and avoid making a fool of yourself when it comes to things you don't know. It seems you need to test your knowledge of Dakar a bit more before releasing your opinion to the public! You have absolutely no clue what it takes to get to the starting line of Dakar let alone the finish line. You clearly have no clue what motivates Bill, why he took the approach to Dakar that he did, and what amount of effort and time he put in to even start the race. You have no clue what it takes to prepare a bike for Dakar, or particularly what it takes to design and build a machine for a race like Dakar. EVERY single vehicle in Dakar has mechanical failures. There is a 100% failure rate for vehicles in Dakar. Some failures have easier fixes than others, and some failures occur at good times and some at bad times. Many of the Dakar teams spend millions designing and testing those vehicles before the race, and still have problems. Why is that? There is no amount of testing that will find every possible failure mode. And there is no amount of designing and testing that can make a machine 100% immune to problems. Every vehicle includes a million compromises in its design. And every effort to get into the event includes a million compromises. You're living in a fantasy world if you think ANY vehicle in Dakar is 100% tested for every possible issue.
Are you suggesting that there has NEVER been a SINGLE bug found, in even one line of code, in ANY software that your organization had previously tested? Really?
I myself had a very similar experience in Dakar as Bill. Did I fail to get to the finish of Dakar, . . . yes. But did I accomplish many things that almost nobody else ever accomplishes, . . . YES. I am incredibly proud of my accomplishments. I can assure you I would not trade my experience in Dakar for anything, even though I did not make it to the finish. Every person who gets to the starting line in Dakar has accomplished what 99% of those on ADV can only dream of. When YOU build your own unique vehicle, test it to your satisfaction, race it in Dakar, and get it to the finish, THEN come and tell us what you think of Bill's effort.
Bill is a 100% success at getting to race in Dakar. You are a 100% failure.
Very well said HogWild.
'Fools russ-ian where angels fear to tread'
Bill I can understand your bitterness that it was a part designed and built by yourself that ultimately ended your rally. Nothing anyone says can make that go away. But don't beat yourself up over it- yours was a stout effort on the available budget.
Many of us learned a huge amount by following your build. Including a few priceless lessons from the school of hard knocks. For this I thank you. Thank you for sharing it all so openly.
All the best for whatever you do next.
Pffffttt.... what does Hogwild know about DAKAR anyway ....
Right on! HogWild!
Russian bear - Buttom line is ---- go ride your GS through a mud puddle on your way to starbucks and draw a bunch of gawkers, tell them how you DID the BMW course and the dragon.
Some of the videos y'all took. ( that's right y'all ) and it is not special.
Rode yesterday on sand roads and brush trails. Went up some steep hills and back down. But it dosent qualify me to make armchair calls about anything profesional do.
You are a computer guy, right. I am NOT, know nothing about them other than what I deal with at work. So I don't make inputs to show my lack of knowlege on those subjects.:huh
Quote. Of. The. Day.
Bill you rock and your effort is inpirational to alot of people including me. Mechanical tap out is what it is. You competed in the 2012 Dakar. Send me some pics Looking forward to what's next. J
While not the happiest of images, I did spot Bill's bike in the EuroSport Rest Day coverage. Somebody had mentioned they wanted an image of it on the broom truck and this was what I could find. There were no side images in the video.
Bill's bike looks pissed.
Per RB -" Why did the british actor survived 3 days on Dakar - because his bike survived 3 days! why did Simon Pavey finished Dakar - because his bike finished the DAKAR!"
I thought CB didn't finish the DAKAR because he busted his hand, guess I missed something.
haha it does doesn't it :lol. :grrrrr
I just realized I've got a couple of BIG friends that live in Brookline
I could go back and look, but I think he messed up both hands maybe? Broke one and dislocated something on the other? I just remember that it was incomprehensible to me that he rode even two minutes afterwards, let alone several hours.