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Shirt Orders

Heads up! If you are interested in an XL tshirt or any of our new workshirts please get your order in by Tuesday, January 24th. We will then get the shirts made and shipped out! Thanks again for the support!


A Huge Round of Applause…

…for EVERYONE that helped over these past few months.  Without you Bill wouldn’t have made it to the start line!  Hopefully everyone is ready for BC2DAKAR 2013 😉

(In alphabetical Order)

Aaron Stevenson (Cornerspeed/Cornerspin)
Alien Motion
Andrew Phillips
Andrew Woodrich
Ben Stratton
Bill Young
Blair Young
BMW Motorcycle Rider Training
BMW Performance Driving School
Bob Munnich (Larkins on the River)
Brenton Teixeira
Brian Dean
BRP
Bruce Beisner
Caren Smith
Carlos Martins
Cathy Conger and Family
Charles Coughlin
Charlie Rauseo
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Chris Kulp
Clarke
Clifton Brown
Cody Cheek
Concept Vision
Courtyard Marriott Downtown Greenville
Craig Conger and Family
Craig Sanders
Damon Bourne
Dan Huber
Dan Masliah
David Earl
David Frye
Dennis McKenna
Derek Columbus and Family
Dirt Tricks
Donna Blumer and Family
Douglas Chapman
Dragan Grubesic
Edgar Moyer
Elliot McNew
Eric Bray
Eric Hunter
Frank Veteran
FUZEBLOCKS.com
Greg Hales
Greg Trent
Highway Dirt Bikes
Husqvarna
Ivan Belyna
Jack Cathey
James Goodlett
James Henson
James Renazco
James Stoddard
Jason Adams
Jason Callaway (High Cotton)
Jason Slutsky
Jay Rose
Jennifer Bookout
Jeremy Brown
Jim Davis
Jim May
Jody Pilka
Joe Cranford
Joe Rankin
Joey Subrizi
John and Nancy Howard
John Butler
John Henson
John Lubinski
John Spieker
Julie Machak
Justin Prann
Kelly Vestal
Kevin Anderson
Kevin Godfrey
Kim Grummond
Kyle Gage
Lance Whittemore
Lee O’Callaghan
Marc Lanciaux
Mario Lecha
Mark Brantley
Mary Jo Watson
Matthew Brand
Max BMW Motorcycles
Michael Cummings
Michael Frazer
Michael Hinds
Michelin
Mike and Marci Greci (Plaid Pelican)
Mike Buhler
Mike Cerce
Mike Warren
ML Cover
Molly and Paul Fettig
Nathan Mende
Ohlins
Orlando Martinez
Paul Columbus and Family
Paul Nicholson
Peter McCumber
RAD Manufacturing
Richard Brew
Richard Matson
Richard Peck (Table 301)
Richard Ryan
Richard Seaton
Rob Bechard
Robb McElroy
Robert Jones
Robert Nye
Rony Baenziger
Safari
Scotts Performance
Sebastiano Dagostaro
Seth Cohen
Sidi
Stepher Askew
Stergios Zamanis
Steve Jarrell
Susan Smith
The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Thomas Lappin
Tim Morton
Touratech
Vanessa Gorr (REI)
W Shane Poole
William Conger
William Smith
Williams Averill
Woody’s Wheel Works

No Stage 3 for Bill

I just talked Bill on the phone and he is fine.  He had some major bike problems yesterday and thought he would be able to change out the engine but the ASO was already there packing his bags and finding him a flight home.  He is definitely bummed and I couldn’t get any more details from him.  Hopefully I will be able to talk to him tonight when they reach San Juan, Argentina.  He is planning on flying back down to Lima with me to see the finish.


Day 2 Start

The bikes start today at 10:30 local time (8:30 EST).  If you like to refresh pages, like I do, you can follow along by visiting the official Dakar Tracker.

By clicking the circled numbers (waypoints) or A (the end) on the map you can see when Bill reaches each point and how he fares against his competitors.

Remember to click the little motorcycle icon next to the magnifying glass!


Standings Summary

In an attempt to narrow down the motorcycle competitors to Bill and others that are known to the ADVrider community I have created a little Standings Summary table at the bottom of our Dakar 2012 page (you can click on it up top).  I will update this after each days stage.  Hopefully this will be easier to understand and navigate than the one on the official Dakar website.  Not everyone wants to spend all day on these websites 🙂


Stage 1 Summary Video

With only 3 minutes to sum up an entire day of events involving bikes, quads, cars and trucks its no surprise that if you’re not Marc Coma you don’t get your name mentioned.  Still a good video!


Stage 2 Info

The bikes begin at 10:30am local time tomorrow (Jan 2nd) on special stage 2.  (Hint to Rally newbies: Special Stage, or SS, means its timed.  Its not a liaison or transit.)  Hopefully I will be able to update Bill’s approximate start time as new information becomes available.  All competitors are re-seeded after every stage according to their new position (this makes for some fairly difficult logistics, especially when penalties, etc are involved).

Check out the details for SS2 below:

 


Stage 1 Photo

Before leaving for Argentina Bill signed up for someone from web venture.com.br to take pictures of him during the event!  Here’s our first picture from SS1!


Stage 1 Complete!

Bill finished the first stage in 49.45!  For the time being he is sitting #138 out of 176 motorcycles.  Can’t wait to hear his thoughts.  Now he has a 370 mile liaison to Santa Rosa, Argentina.


Stage 1 Start

Just talked to Bill and his approximate start time is 7:15am Mar del Plata time or 5:15am EST tomorrow morning.  They won’t show anything on tv in the US (Versus/NBC) until Monday morning at 1:30am (prime time!!).

Hopefully there will be some live coverage on one of these Spanish-speaking station links:

UStream C5N

TN

YYCast