Congratulation Darren ! you are an Inspiration to many! Jo
Peace & grace be to this place.
........ God bless the troops, always! :)
Hey ,who's gonna keep up Darrens site while he's out hot rodding around in cool boats ?!?!
Congrats on the record !
It was an honor to present you with the trophy!
I will be back in town on Wed and I will post all photos of the great acheivement as well as the official press release!
D-Man...Way to go!!
You are an inspiration to all of us!
Please give my best to your dad.
Very good stuff here!!!!!!!!
Congradulations Darren. It sounds like you will be possibly breaking ANOTHER offshore record in an already proven winner!!!
I have been to your site many times and enjoy all the pictures you share, so that some of others can see what's happening out there.
Steve, that is an awesome idea donating your boat for a "father/son" record attempt, which I am sure will be much more than an attempt!!!!!
Good luck to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the record.................
Darren did this all on his own...............and, while I am very proud of him, he makes his own decisions (especially about the speed he chose to target on Saturday). I fully support him in any project he wishes to undertake, but, make no mistake about it, this was his achievement, with some assistance from some very generous people, especially Bob and Dave.
We have discussed this at some length, and agree that the best thing to come out of this would be for others to follow, and break this record. We hope that some enthusiastic physically challenged person or ,(better yet) persons will be given the opportunity to learn (as Darren has) to throttle at world class speeds. This means that a skill set must be developed under the strictest safety guidelines, and that may take time and patience....... but, it's certainly worth it.
Darren's effort proves that if you want something badly enough....anything is possible. He is and always will be my hero.
The "Can do" trophy is aptly named, but will have a lot more meaning if the experience is shared and broadened to include others. Besides, healthy competition always raises the bar for everybody.
Thanks to all of you for your kind comments and offers... this sure seems to have united a lot of divergent voices.
P.S. Special thanks to Doug Lewis, whose courage, patience and talent have inspired Darren for years.
Way to go Darren. Would really like to see you do the run with Steve Miklos or even your Dad for that matter. Either way CONGRATULATIONS and Best of Luck in your future speed record endeavors.
LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST. IF YOU DON'T STOP AND LOOK AROUND, YOU MIGHT JUST MISS IT!!!!!
Congrats on the record Darren, you are possibly the greatest offshore fan in history, looks like you have now entered the very prestigious club of offshore record holders also.
Hope you can keep up with the site as you pursue your goals
Oh, and you got a pretty great fan club goin' for you here too
All the best.
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