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

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

  1. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    Watch your mirrors for the cars coming through. :ricky
  2. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Didn't think about that, better be on my game from the start.
  3. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    Will they re-set the start order as the race progresses?
  4. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Yep, resets based on stage results everyday. I bet BC is starting 2rd behind Coma after stage 1. :evil:evil:evil

    Just sendin a little good karma your way BC. Give em.... :D
  5. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    Do well in the first special stage of 60km. I would think that you don't want to start just in front of the trucks.

    "The seaside resort of Mar del Plata brings to mind lazing around, especially after the competitors have mingled with the crowd during the public presentation ceremony on 31st December. For the short warm-up special stage, they will nevertheless be allowed to pass by the seafront, where the small dunes to be crossed will represent the first hurdle. In this simple exercise, the fastest time will establish a first winner and determine each competitor’s position in the rankings. After this challenge, there will be a long liaison section to be covered to Santa Rosa de la Pampa."

    After this special, throw in a pair of street tires and hit the 796km liaison. Talk about a sore butt!
  6. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    First stage is just a 60km long dune crossing, so start order and cars coming from back will not be really an issue.

    Probable best dakar start in Southamerica, no problem with dust and overtaking!!


    Ah, my first post here after two dakars of following you with the "hot F5 button".
  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    And an informative one it was too... well done and welcome to the F5 fraternity... :clap
  8. regnock

    regnock Been here awhile

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    Congrats from another Conger!
  9. Nor'wester

    Nor'wester Adventurer

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    In order to document all of Bill's supporters around the world, we are holding a little competition (for pride) to see who can best use their imagination and take a picture of themselves/pet/child/bike wearing a shirt/decal/patch that you purchased from the BC2Dakar schwag store on his website: www.bc2dakar.com

    Of course you won't be nearly as cute as my niece and nephews, but please feel free to try. You can post to this thread here or email me your photo to jmc505@me.com!

    I will post all of them to his website as they come in!

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  10. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    The only reason they're cuter is 'cause you got three of them, Julie....

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  11. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Realized I didn't have any BC stickers or a T-shirt because I just gave cash earlier. So, I ordered up a T-shirt and some stickers!

    Go Bill !!!
  12. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Ordered a couple shirts. See ya in BA!!!
  13. Nor'wester

    Nor'wester Adventurer

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    Here's a few photos I captured before Bill took off this morning :) ENJOY :evil

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  14. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Ok, finally a little time to update the bike build. Since spy shots of the skid plate surfaced may as well go public. The details are at www.bc2dakar.com with plenty of pictures.

    Here is a picture of the skid plate attached to the bike

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  15. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    The bike has an appealing "Mad Max" look to it!

    The welds are sublime!

    Very cool! You'll ride the wheels off that machine .. to the finish!

    Way ta go BC61 :clap
  16. Nor'wester

    Nor'wester Adventurer

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    True, now all he needs is a sawed off shot gun!
  17. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Any updates...when are you leaving?
  18. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    SMIB's going to Dakar! Thanks to everyone who contributed to my Dakar effort. I have been working hard putting together a good rally bike and training. I'll post some pictures of the bike and the SMIB sticker once it is done.

    Thanks again!
    Bill
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  20. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    The bike's coming along great Bill! I enjoyed visiting, messing with the beast, and generally getting in the way at the fab. shop yesterday.

    The HP2 is proud to be sporting the BC2DAKAR sticker! :D