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Old 30 July 2003, 14:11   #1
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Change of plan

The expedition is still going ahead as planned, but you won't be able to read about it here!

Having agreed to post updates here, which was why I set up this forum specially for them, I received the following email from Chloe:

Hi John
I have just spoken to Bear about the plan for me to update your website.
Unfortunately he is not keen to do this. I was unaware immediately of the
connection you have with this expedition and following some of the things
you have been posting about the team and their crossing I have decided it is
probably best if we do not post our updates with you. It is a shame we can
not work together on this.
All the best

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Old 30 July 2003, 14:35   #2
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Why not?

What is all of the fuss about?

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Old 30 July 2003, 15:34   #3
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So Bear does not want RIBnet to have updates, thatís fine we have The Soltron Atlantic Challenge to follow, Bears loss not ourís.

Seems very petty to me.
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Old 30 July 2003, 15:52   #4
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Enough said.

Wish you a swift and safe passage.
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Old 30 July 2003, 16:56   #5
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Funny, Some many months ago he was keen enough to register on and ask some pointed questions about RIBs. (Of course then we didnt know why). Seems petty not to post updates here but there you go!
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Old 30 July 2003, 18:53   #6
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One mans views are not the views of us all.

Even if John has said something Edward doesnt like does it mean that we all feel the same way.

I was looking forward to seeing the comparison between the two trips. oh well.
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Old 31 July 2003, 02:37   #7
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A few 'not so complimentary' posts have been put up regarding Alan over the past few weeks. I don't see him and his crew objecting to those of us who love ribs keeping upto date with his progress!
Go Alan, get your record!

"It's what you are remembered for that counts, if you are not remembered, you don't count"

JK, time to delete this thread from the forum me thinks! Then we can all concentrate on reading about the Jolly Sailor.

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Old 31 July 2003, 02:39   #8
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I too hope they make a successful crossing safely, but have to say that I find their refusal to post updates astonishingly petty.

They have thrown away a good opportunity to win friends and instead left many with the feeling that the comments on and the climbing forum must be too close to the mark for comfort.

A great shame.

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Old 31 July 2003, 03:19   #9
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Maybe being judged by ones peers isnít something Eddy is about !

All the same I hope they have a say journey.

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Old 31 July 2003, 03:55   #10
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I really can't believe you guys. Having spent the last couple of months tearing him and his team apart, calling him a liar etc, is it any wonder that he isn't interested in giving you updates on his progress. I imagine that having read some of your comments, I would be suprised if he thought any of you actually cared.

If you want to find out about his progress, I would suggest that you watch national TV, there was a good ten minutes or so on last night, and a couple of minute this morning on breakfast TV.

Apparently, according to this mornings report. This is the second attempt to cross by this route, the first attempt a couple of years ago failed, and the crew had to be rescued. They didn't mention who it was!!

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