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Old 09-05-2013, 12:19 PM
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"Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben


"I was never frightened of speed. Courage.. it never came into the picture really... it was something that we just did" "The fear factor never comes into it"
"Always, always say 'Yes' "
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"This Op-Doc tells the story of Stan Dibben, a fascinating British man who won the World Sidecar Championship in 1953. Sidecar racing is an extremely dangerous, three-wheeled motor sport that was particularly popular in postwar Europe. Now, at age 87, Mr. Dibben recounts the thrills and perils of his profession, and we see that he is so much more than a mere “passenger.”







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Old 09-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

I dips me lid to you Stan Dibben!
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

Pat:

Thanks for posting this. So just maybe when I get older I will remember to just say yes just like Stan.
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

Great story Pat. Thanks for postng !!
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

Great find Pat! Truly inspirational!
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:58 PM
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

Nice find, Pat... Thx for posting...
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:20 PM
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

That was just awesome Pat. Reminded me of my dad and he always said yes. Scared the crap out of me sometimes.
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Insane, but amazing.
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

I love it. I have a new hero.

I love his, "I'm counting my age back from a hundred, I'm 14... and behaving that way"
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One hecka of a "passenger" !!!
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I love it. I have a new hero.

I love his, "I'm counting my age back from a hundred, I'm 14... and behaving that way"

That makes me 24
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

Such a cool story. Amazing attitude. So inspiring!
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

That was cool! Incredibly uplifting.

And as a single guy... I wish some ladies would have the same attitude (though only regarding my advances). Until then... It's just the rag and bottle which was left in my room at a thcr by someone, I'm not quite sure but Justjoe was the last one I remember seeing...
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

hi Pat, this is a beautiful history!
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Great find Pat, thanks for posting!
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First freeze is hitting tonight … inspiration needed and Stan is the man!
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

What an inspirational story!! Thanks for sharing this, Pat...
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... It's just the rag and bottle which was left in my room at a thcr by someone, I'm not quite sure but Justjoe was the last one I remember seeing...

You have no proof of anything.
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Wow! Simply WOW!
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Re: "Always, Always Say Yes" - Stan Dibben

Great story Pat. A good lesson: when presented with an opportunity always say yes. Its like a friend of mine said about traveling, he never regretted going on an adventure no matter how tough it got. What he did regret was turning down offers to travel. Same can be said for a lot of things...like motorbike trips.
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Super impressive. How good was the dropping the shoulder into the gravel, crazy stuff.
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Forever young... that's how it's supposed to be.

Good find Pat!
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