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Old 01-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #540
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Originally Posted by RenoMoto View Post

I'm signed up and looking forward to my first Mexican 1000. Tim Morton is moving my gear along each day but I'm otherwise coming down alone with no crew or pit support (it seems Mag 7 isn't a great option).

Couple of questions so I can prepare:

It looks like the longest special last year was 175 miles. Does it make sense to run a 19 liter tank (instead of my current 13 liter on my 500xcw) and not have to worry about any sort of fueling during a stage? (I'm thinking YES)

Are Pemex stations along the transit sections a reliable source of fuel? Or do I need to weasel a fuel can along with another teams support crew.

Do I need to carry food and water for the entire day? or stash a care package with another team or race organizer?

Is there any riding at night? Should I bring along my helmet light?

Any other stupid questions I should be asking?

You can never have enough fuel!!!!!
stations are hit and miss
You'll need fuel on day one after stage one before stage to no gas Station
You can get gas at the end of special stage II day one in San Felipe
And special stage 3 there is gas in Gonzaga Most of the time But that gas
station is in the middle of the special test the special test
Then there is gas most of the time in the bay of LA

That is his day one if it was up to me I would run the big tank

But that's just my opinion
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