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Old 10-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by rallye View Post
i recently drove across Arizona ,Nevada and Utah ,they have some amazing terrain out there and vast exspanses of desert .If only they could get past the evironmental/government restrictions ,they would certainly have the conditions and terrain equal in difficulty to any Dakar .
Likely to see Dakar Leaving from Vegas one day ,?? probably not ,but what a place to start or finish from .
i suppose the thread on ADV here "Grand Rally" is as close as we may get !!!
Americans are struggling just to hold on to the local hare and hound 40 mile loop races in the deserts of the Western states. Between the government and the rapid environmentalist, NO FREAKING WAY! Yes there are miles and miles of beautiful open countryside mostly controlled by the government. And what isn't is broken up very piecemeal between private property, Indian tribes, etc. I imagine it's all Casey Folks (Best in the Desert promoter) can do to continue to run the 500 mile Vegas to Reno race in Nevada. It's just ugly and highly disappointing. The motto here is "Ride while you still can!"
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