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Old 26 Sep 2006
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If you clean out your private message folder, you might find other people have similiar ideas.


I'll try that.
I think it only holds 2...?
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This challenge stuff sounds like a load of bollocks to me.
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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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Looks like Dave will hit the end on Day 29 or so.

Any news on Mr Fish?
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no news is good news

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Looks like Dave will hit the end on Day 29 or so.

Any news on Mr Fish?
Dick hasn't made any post to IBDone, I assume he's off and running.

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The Fat Lady burped. Congrats to Dave.

Now let's watch Mr Fish.
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I'll admit I didn't give Dave a snowballs chance in hell of breaking the record. Especially after he fell 2 days behind. My hats off to him.

Its obvious the border crossings, bike shipping times and bike repairs/maintenance times are FAR more important than long mileage days in the saddle.

For better or worse, any future record attempt is pretty much relegated to a group effort, as this one has been. Not necessarily multiple riders, but certainly a team behind the scenes to pull strings at border crossings, bike shipments, repairs.

In a way, I am saddened that an individual effort no longer stands a chance. Now, all efforts at bettering the world record need to be "group" efforts.
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I'll admit I didn't give Dave a snowballs chance in hell of breaking the record. Especially after he fell 2 days behind. My hats off to him.

Its obvious the border crossings, bike shipping times and bike repairs/maintenance times are FAR more important than long mileage days in the saddle.

For better or worse, any future record attempt is pretty much relegated to a group effort, as this one has been. Not necessarily multiple riders, but certainly a team behind the scenes to pull strings at border crossings, bike shipments, repairs.

In a way, I am saddened that an individual effort no longer stands a chance. Now, all efforts at bettering the world record need to be "group" efforts.
What I believe got him thru this were the people he met up with along the way. He was a new rider, has strong drive, balls, etc.....but the borders, shipping, traffic, language, etc could make someone Bambi-in-the-headlights. Mexico is easier than the US or CN, get on the cuotas and haul ass as fast as you want. Guatemala could have been an eye-opener for him, but he did arrange for help there and with the shipping. He's a smart fellow.

I'll disagree about this run requiring a group effort. Proper preplanning by somebody who understands what's needed is the key. Eliminate the unknowns. I don't believe that dealer support is needed. Maintenance can be planned ahead. Do you know the air freight schedules and contacts or not? Are you in contact with them or not?

He has endurance and I congratulate him on a very fine show!
Well done.
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yea well he finished

you should go to 34for40.org and check out how fast he did it(27 days). Give the man some credit. He was doing it for a charitable orginization. He raised money for a good cause and thats more than all you nay sayers.
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you should go to 34for40.org and check out how fast he did it(27 days). Give the man some credit. He was doing it for a charitable orginization. He raised money for a good cause and thats more than all you nay sayers.
Who are you referring to?
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Colombia

Dick Fish was in Colombia yesterday, Oct 3rd. He left Prudhoe Bay Sept 21st. Dick seems to be making very good time. Not getting a lot of info, must be spending all his time on the bike!

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Please post any info about Mr Fish, links, etc that you may have.
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Dick Fish was in Colombia yesterday, Oct 3rd. He left Prudhoe Bay Sept 21st. Dick seems to be making very good time. Not getting a lot of info, must be spending all his time on the bike!

Harold
I hope things go well for him.
The low 20's is where the record would become a real challenge.
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In Rio Gallegos today!!!

Hi All
Dick call me by sat phone this afternoon from Rio Gallegos, planning to reach TDF tomorrow?, Ushuaia 1 or 2 days?
Wow!!
He will call me again tomorrow, I will try to keep you updated..
I’m trying to arrange some logistics staffs to him.
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Done!!!!

Hi all again
Dick make Ushuaia today!!!!…even after lost the first ferry this morning and the two custom crossings.
I bet after a resting day/days he will come to BA, He said that still cold down there…


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Dick make Ushuaia today!!!!…even after lost the first ferry this morning and the two custom crossings.
I bet after a resting day/days he will come to BA, He said that still cold down there…


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Very nice!
How many days that give him for the record?
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