This info came from a competitor, James Embro, via Ted (Deadly99) who’s helping support.
James Embro just came by our camp……
“At km 174 Bill slide his bike going threw a gate, his skid plate came off and cracked his case and tank. There was oil and gas spewing out, he tried to use some putty on it but it did want to stick ”
That was a long time ago, Bill has been moving since then. I hope he got through the dunes before it got dark. Just for reference he has now been on his bike for 16 hours.
Not the best news ever, but really glad he’s moving. Provided the bike holds together (and this was his main concern about the event all along) then he begins to “fight the snowball” as they say. When he does get in, they’re going to have to use the spare engine, already. 8-0
It was well over 100F in the desert all day long. A lot of competitors have dropped out, even today. One poor Frenchman hit a cow! Even Jonah Street was forced to retire, with a bike that failed to proceed.
OH, and here is the Stage 2 summary!