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Old 17 Sep 2006
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His website has been updated

Some journal entries were added.

There were no new tires waiting for him in Panama. It sounds like because they were ordered/requested, they were assumed to be there - without follow up communication and confirmation. Could there have been other 19/17 tires available in Panama City? Dunno. He's now planning to get new tires in Bogota. Let's hope the dealer has them.

The borders can be a real cluster fck and after his preplanning for Guatemala, I'm surprised he didn't have another rider there to watch his bike and gear at the other crossings; maybe even another local rider to help with getting papers processed. His experience entering Honduras does make for interesting reading.

From a journal post:
*[It has been almost two weeks since the start of the journey. I wish my partners could see me now. I am nearly laying the bike down in turns and look forward to them now. My riding ability has changed dramatically.]*

He has guts, is an emotionally strong person, is quickly becoming aquainted with conditions outside of the USA, and I expect him to be a threat to the current record 'if' he can hook up with others along they way. I really believe that he will need help to pull this off.

He will want new tires between Bogota and Ushiuia. Where?

How will Bambi slay the Beast?

Ride safe, Mr Dave.
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He got new tires in Bogota, and should be able to get to Ushuaia on them. ...
My thoughts were that he would also want to be able to reach a major city after ending his run.
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Cartagena?????????

The globebuster web site says "the official start point for South America is Cartagena" Why did Dave think he could just skip it?

His own web site indicates Cartegena on his weather track. His whole effort is compromised by what would appear to have been an extra days ride. He still had a VERY good shot at the record even with the back track. Idon't understand.

And where the hell are Ryan & Donny?
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The globebuster web site says "the official start point for South America is Cartagena" Why did Dave think he could just skip it?

His own web site indicates Cartegena on his weather track. His whole effort is compromised by what would appear to have been an extra days ride. He still had a VERY good shot at the record even with the back track. Idon't understand.

And where the hell are Ryan & Donny?
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The 4 wheel (car/truck) record also uses Cartagena.
And wonder why Yaviza isn't used.
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Today's the day

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It is easy to ship a bike out of Ushuaia, but you are right, he needs to change out his tires. I suspect he will get new rubber in Santiago. Big BMW club, should be no problemo...

Even though I was planning on breaking this record with a 1986 Yamaha Venture with cd player and Yosemite Sam mudflap, I do hope he sets a new one.

The current record holders are a little too smug and have profited long enough from their achievement.
Dick Fish is supposed to start his attempt at a new record today. Dick tends to keep a low profile, haven't heard from him since his post on IBDone. Dick's trying for 25 days, very determined and a hard rider. I'm hoping he'll take time to make a post to IBDone.

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Dick Fish is supposed to start his attempt at a new record today. Dick tends to keep a low profile, haven't heard from him since his post on IBDone. Dick's trying for 25 days, very determined and a hard rider. I'm hoping he'll take time to make a post to IBDone.

Harold
I don't know him.

Assuming he's an experienced LD rider, doesn't have bike problems, and has good timing with shipping, he could be in the very low 20 days.

He may take the fluff outta this record where it will not be considered as a fanciful endeavor by others in the future.

Do you know what Dick's planned route is? Where he will hit the continental US and also entering Mexico?
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Don't think Dick is a member of HU, at least I haven't seen any of his post. Come to think of it, I haven't seen many of his post on IBDone. When I posted the 34 for 40 website on the list, that's when he replied with his plan to leave on the 18th. He didn't go into any details about the route, or what he was riding. Like I said in my previous post, Dick keeps a low profile. If he makes any post I'll let you guys know.

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Don't think Dick is a member of HU, at least I haven't seen any of his post. Come to think of it, I haven't seen many of his post on IBDone. When I posted the 34 for 40 website on the list, that's when he replied with his plan to leave on the 18th. He didn't go into any details about the route, or what he was riding. Like I said in my previous post, Dick keeps a low profile. If he makes any post I'll let you guys know.

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I hope he does whatever documentation is perceived as needed for this run.
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Update

Dick left for Prudhoe Bay this morning, plans to head for TDF Friday.
I Guess the weather will play into his actual departure date.

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Why bother?

Hope you don't mind me asking but why would anyone try to make this a record? Wouldnt it be better to travel at usual speeds and see something of the countries?

Sounds a bit pointless if you ask me....
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Hope you don't mind me asking but why would anyone try to make this a record? Wouldnt it be better to travel at usual speeds and see something of the countries?

Sounds a bit pointless if you ask me....
There's a challenge to it.
It's a very different thing than travelng to experience the countries and the people.
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If there are book and movie deals available....and money, I'll go do this horrible thing.

Very serious....
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Dick Fish ride

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Dick Fish is supposed to start his attempt at a new record today. Dick tends to keep a low profile, haven't heard from him since his post on IBDone. Dick's trying for 25 days, very determined and a hard rider. I'm hoping he'll take time to make a post to IBDone.

Harold
I'm interested in knowing where you found the info about dick fish and his ride. I met Dick this spring in Calgary Alberta. He told me of his record ride and i'm interested in knowing how he is doing. Not familiar with IDDone.
Could you point me in the right direction

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"He didn’t get a valve job nor bearings replaced in his front forks."

Dave left Santiago where he was unable to get a valve job of bearings in his front forks ?
How old is that bike ?
Front fork bearings ? is that a wheel bearing, shocks ?
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"He didn’t get a valve job nor bearings replaced in his front forks."

Dave left Santiago where he was unable to get a valve job of bearings in his front forks ?
How old is that bike ?
Front fork bearings ? is that a wheel bearing, shocks ?
According to Dave's journal he needed the steering head bearings changed and didn't manage to have it done by BMW .
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