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Old 10-21-2008, 11:18 AM   #63
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Thumb Mt Hood Rally RR

Here's a bit of a Ride Report on the RallyMoto that took place last weekend. Not a full Rob-style RR, but I am sure you’ll enjoy the pictures and videos.
I had a great time down there, it would be great if next year we could get a larger representation of ADVriders…

It was great to see Luca, Aaron, Troye, Cliff, Bill and other usual suspects, plus meeting folks I had ‘seen’ only on the internet, like Jim Hyde and Ken of Bikebandit, and yet other folks that I had never met and who ride waaay faster than one would think…. I thought I was going fast (hit 85mph on a stretch) but I guess I was not . Those guys were really flying, check out some of videos of Thor, Jeremy, Ian, Bill & Co.

Fun event, very well organized, nice folks all around. Some confusion (on the moto side) on rules that led to sort of ridiculous placement of the top riders. I for one tried to be as accurate as I could on timing etc., and yet managed to pick 6+ minutes penalty . Not an issue for an average rider who cares little about placement, but the fast guys wanted to win and the fastest fellow was downright pissed off… Oh well, he’s a youngster, he’s learning that ‘fair’ is something that exist in children tales only…

I’d recommend the event to folks in a wide variety of skills, the challenge is really w/yourself, no handlebar to handlebar testosterone stupidity.

Here’s a collection of pictures and videos lifted from a variety of amateur folks. Thanks Cliff, Vernon, John, Al, Mark: it’s really a treat to have folks willing to spectate and to take/share pictures and videos- Again thanks and hope to be able to reciprocate sooner or later-

http://picasaweb.google.com/fotoudes...allyMtHood2008#
http://alinbeaverton.smugmug.com/gal...5_jHwCs#P-1-12
http://adventuresidecar.smugmug.com/...97063423_i64Dx

Also a link to a pro photograper-
http://www.pdxsports.com/photos/show...der=2008MtHood


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