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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
Chloe




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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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Disappointing.

Enough said.

Wish you a swift and safe passage.
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Funny, Some many months ago he was keen enough to register on rib.net 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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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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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 rib.net and the climbing forum must be too close to the mark for comfort.

A great shame.

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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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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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Mr Diggler Sir!

Quote:
"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".
It is not that we do not care, I am sure most of us wish him & his crew a safe return home.
However, it is the bullshit claims that he has made previously that makes him look rather stupid.

By his own actions he is only adding fuel to the fire.

"A Fact is still Fact" not fiction as some would have us believe.

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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 . . .
Oh Dirk you big drama queen! "Tearing him apart"? Hardly! Questions were asked about some of Bear's more imaginative claims that's all. As a member of the forums it would have been very simple for him to set the record straight if he was that bothered.

Without exception everyone has wished him and his team well on this expedition, and they continue to do so.

They are now updating their own web site, so you can still see how they are getting on.

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You still about then, Diggler? I rather thought you had snuffed it.

There was programme on TV a couple of nights ago called "Don't Drop the Coffin" and the featured funeral was for someone who gave himself the nick-name of Dirk Diggler. At least that was what was on a huge wreath on his coffin.

Oh well, here's hopin'....










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Give it a rest please. If you want to carry this feud on further please find somewhere else to do it.

Thanks!
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That's just my sense of humour, John. That clever-dick Diggler just brings out the reactionary in me.
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That clever-dick Diggler just brings out the reactionary in me.
We've noticed

Now, how about starting a thread in the cruising section and telling us about how your plans for Round Britain are coming on?

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Cos Keith 'd have my guts for garters. It's his show and there's an excellent thread and web site up and running. Di and I are just going along to lend a helping hand to the intrepid SIBsters - if they need one.

We're only going round Britain cos we gotta get home somehow. And if we get that far, we figure it's as good a way to get to Charles' Herm bash as any.
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As a member of the forums it would have been very simple for him to set the record straight if he was that bothered.

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Exactly!!
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