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Old 10-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #31
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How many total days do most of you end up spending for this race? How many days would you guys recommend for a first timer...specially the number of days before the race? I am a total noob and thinking of entering this race.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:53 AM   #32
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How many total days do most of you end up spending for this race? How many days would you guys recommend for a first timer...specially the number of days before the race? I am a total noob and thinking of entering this race.

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what do you mean by "spending" in prep, or travel, or setup when we get there? or .....
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #33
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How many total days do most of you end up spending for this race? How many days would you guys recommend for a first timer...specially the number of days before the race? I am a total noob and thinking of entering this race.

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Are you Driving back north? or Flying back? 8-10 days
I would get in to town the afternoon of the 25th and stay in Cabo an extra few days and Relax thru Friday
(Driving then you have two day to drive back north to the states )
(Flying back north Stay until Sunday do a little fishing and relax)
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:07 AM   #34
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Funny how just reading the press release gets me so freaking excited!!

This year, OC wife is also going Can't wait for this! Vacation time going in tomorrow, Cabo Azul reservation probably happening the same time!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #35
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Are you Driving back north? or Flying back? 8-10 days
I would get in to town the afternoon of the 25th and stay in Cabo an extra few days and Relax thru Friday
(Driving then you have two day to drive back north to the states )
(Flying back north Stay until Sunday do a little fishing and relax)
What BAJA Dad said, we left the morning after the race but would have liked to stay an extra day in Cabo to look around. I traveled from VT, so as you can imagine it was a long drive round trip. As I recall, I was gone for 2 weeks and we didn't stop much.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #36
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Our wifes are flying into Loreto on Sunday the 28th to R&R until we ride in the afternoon of the 29th.
Then they will jump in the support trucks to La Paz then on into CABO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:42 AM   #37
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How many total days do most of you end up spending for this race? How many days would you guys recommend for a first timer...specially the number of days before the race? I am a total noob and thinking of entering this race.

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Are you Driving back north? or Flying back? 8-10 days
I would get in to town the afternoon of the 25th and stay in Cabo an extra few days and Relax thru Friday
(Driving then you have two day to drive back north to the states )
(Flying back north Stay until Sunday do a little fishing and relax)
Thanks. So excluding travel days, it sounds like 3 days pre-race setup time is adequate?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #38
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How many total days do most of you end up spending for this race? How many days would you guys recommend for a first timer...specially the number of days before the race? I am a total noob and thinking of entering this race.
The guy who came in second on a bike last year (Mike Gilkey) spent half a day down there in advance. And no, he wasn't some guy who had run in Mexico a zillion times before... it was his first time racing in Mexico. He got there in the dark the day before registration and tech opened. Woke up, went out to the desert for a couple hours to see what it was like, came back, did tech / reg / contingency, went to bed, woke up, and went racing.

I can't say that's the best plan for everyone, but I can say that it won't change at all how much prize money you'll win. That's how I would do it if I was entering.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:52 AM   #39
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #40
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Thanks. So excluding travel days, it sounds like 3 days pre-race setup time is adequate?


Cross over Early Friday the 26th
FRIDAY to unload and scout out the area test ride the bike a little
Tech Inspection is on Saturday the 27th at the Bull Ring
The Rally starts on Sunday the 28th at the Bull Ring with a Transfer stage to the top of the Dry lake bed.


[I can't say that's the best plan for everyone, but I can say that it won't change at all how much prize money you'll win. That's how I would do it if I was entering.

Anders[/QUOTE]

SO TRUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #41
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Bike transport

I'd like to grab the reigns here and set up a bike transport expediter for the racers.

For everyone who is not from SoCal..

There are 3 parts to this whole adventure.

1. Getting Bike and gear and yourself there
2. Doing the Race
3. Getting Bike and gear and yourself back

Part 1 and 2 are as much of a pain in the rear as anything else.

If there could be an expediter set up to collect bikes in a couple of strategic locations in the USA and pack them in a container and deliver to Mexicali. Then racers can fly Southwest Air into San Diego, and then Fly back out of Cabo.

Then at the end- Pack the bikes up in Cabo and send them to the USA.

Racers are responsible for getting bike to and from USA based transport hub.

I have 3 warehouse locations capable of accepting bikes and gear to consolidate for a load. (NEW HAMPSHIRE, TEXAS, L.A.)

I have at least 5 bikes coming out of TEXAS.

I can get my logistics team to come up with costs for a 20' and 40' container. Price would just be a split between however many bikes we get in there and back.

Anyone else need this kind of assistance OR could help set this up?

Someone already doing this so I don't have to re-invent the wheel?
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #42
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I'd like to grab the reigns here and set up a bike transport expediter for the racers.

For everyone who is not from SoCal..

There are 3 parts to this whole adventure.

1. Getting Bike and gear and yourself there
2. Doing the Race
3. Getting Bike and gear and yourself back

Part 1 and 2 are as much of a pain in the rear as anything else.

If there could be an expediter set up to collect bikes in a couple of strategic locations in the USA and pack them in a container and deliver to Mexicali. Then racers can fly Southwest Air into San Diego, and then Fly back out of Cabo.

Then at the end- Pack the bikes up in Cabo and send them to the USA.

Racers are responsible for getting bike to and from USA based transport hub.

I have 3 warehouse locations capable of accepting bikes and gear to consolidate for a load. (NEW HAMPSHIRE, TEXAS, L.A.)

I have at least 5 bikes coming out of TEXAS.

I can get my logistics team to come up with costs for a 20' and 40' container. Price would just be a split between however many bikes we get in there and back.

Anyone else need this kind of assistance OR could help set this up?

Someone already doing this so I don't have to re-invent the wheel?
I have a Broker and Wherehouse in Calexico that is 5min from the Mexicali Border and 15 min from the NORRA Host Hotel that we can use
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #43
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I have a Broker and Wherehouse in Calexico that is 5min from the Mexicali Border and 15 min from the NORRA Host Hotel that we can use
We have the landing zone secured! Next steps.

1. Transport of Bikes and gear across the border from Calexico to the Hotel/Tech Inspection in Mexicali.
Flatbed trailer?

2. Cabo to USA. (Back to Calexico??)
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #44
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I'm hoping to help a few New Englanders
with transport and service but your shipping option sounds great!
Would you also have a service truck to offer?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #45
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We have the landing zone secured! Next steps.

1. Transport of Bikes and gear across the border from Calexico to the Hotel/Tech Inspection in Mexicali.
Flatbed trailer?

2. Cabo to USA. (Back to Calexico??)
1. Ride them over from the business park where the shipper is.. I did..

2. there was a shipper in La paz last year that was offering just that..

here they are.. https://www.facebook.com/lopezcincofreights1
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