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Old 10-05-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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2014 Baja 1000

The course map is out and it is running to La Paz approx. 1130 miles.
http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/

The bikes are scheduled to leave the line at 6:00am Thurs, Nov 13 with the trophy trucks set to depart at 12:30pm. That will leave about 5 1/2 hours between the first TT and the last bike off the line assuming it takes an hour to get the bikes off. I like this better (as a bike guy) than starting the night before.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:00 AM   #2
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The course map is out and it is running to La Paz approx. 1130 miles.
http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/

The bikes are scheduled to leave the line at 6:00am Thurs, Nov 13 with the trophy trucks set to depart at 12:30pm. That will leave about 5 1/2 hours between the first TT and the last bike off the line assuming it takes an hour to get the bikes off. I like this better (as a bike guy) than starting the night before.
Starting facing into the AM sun and dust is a bitch for the 1st couple hours
but the Best fun is when the TT's catch you and passes you a warp speed (Holy Shit): Chances are this will be at night for most bikes, which is a good thing, their light will give you a chance to get out of their way.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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a note and some wise words from someone who knows...

For any and all who will be part of the 2014 SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 the following has, over the years, gathered quite a following. If it helps just one person get through the event safely, then that is just fine. Feel free to copy and paste to your hearts delight....
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
I will be blunt. Not brief. This may be the wrong time for brevity.
Deal with it.
It is possible that there will be at least one less member of the greater off-road community around, come November 15, 2014.
Someone could die because of their involvement in the Baja 1000.
Dead. Gone.
Will it be you?
“Of course not”. “No way”. “That stuff happens to other people!”
If it pleases you, just toss this thing now. After all, it's just the ranting of one of those guys who never lacked an opinion, or wasted the opportunity to thrust it upon you. Now is the time. There’s a trash can around here somewhere. Toss it if you want to.
If, on the other hand, you might be open to what one guy with a little experience has to offer, read on.
People, the single biggest danger to our safety as we involve ourselves in this race is us. Us. We represent the single largest jeopardy to our own well being out of all the freak things that could happen. On the surface, it would seem that those most in danger of clobbering themselves are those that have less experience down there. I wonder.
I am one of those with experience, and I know how seductive it is to tell myself that my experience gives me license to risk more than those without it. “The rules are for the new guys” “I can compress time frames”. “I can eat later”. “I don't need to take a nap”. “If I follow this stupid overloaded truck all night, I'll miss my deadline”. “I've got great lights, and I can see past all 6 vehicles ahead of me and take them all in one pass”.
This race is one long son of a gun. All drivers will feel the pressure to drive past sunset. It's a given. It's a must! There are loads of stories about Baja at night. What is interesting is that very few of the really scary stories come from the race cars. The most amazing and most tragic come from the highway travelers. Is that you? Have you had “Your Story” yet? It's out there, waiting for you. There have been times when the situation happens very far north. Like a tanker full of fish crashing around Santo Tomas, and closing the highway for over 5 hours. Now your time frames are shot. What do you do?
The history of what goes on and how we deal with it is not something to take lightly. Motorhomes crash. People fly, land, and suffer. Tractor-trailer rigs roll over and burn. A pickup full of drunk locals veers over the line and smacks a perfectly good Bronco with chasers in it.
It is not a case of “Will it happen?”, but a fact that it will happen. To whom, we don't know. We will know when the flash comes on the radio. Not right away mind you, but only after all the wrong information has had its chance to stab the hearts of those that know names, and care.
Know this. Medical assistance for emergencies comes late, and is lacking. You have to hope that someone associated with the race will be close by and help you. It is first aid at best. Worse is going through a nasty wreck, and you coming through it fine, but your buddy is bleeding and out cold. You were behind the wheel. How do you feel? He trusted you to take care of business so he could sleep.
Here is what you should do to increase your chances of staying out of harms way.
Eat food even if you are not hungry.
(Energy drinks will not nourish. They are not food)
Drive for a maximum of 6 hours and give it to your partner.
(There is only one Ironman)
Leave early.
Plan on getting to your destination late.
Don't drink alcoholic stuff. Period.
Do not use drugs. Period.
Ask yourself, “Are we important enough to the people in the race car that they will
feel good about us getting maimed trying to catch them?”
Ask yourself, “Would I do this if my kids were with me?”
Now…
Think about the great time you will have when you make it back home.
Think about the great feeling of being involved in the toughest off-road race in the world, and getting back home to tell the tales.
Think about how those at home will roll their eyes, and be patient, when you start on one of your stories.
Think about how proud of yourself you will be when you hear a horror story about someone else and realize you did things the right way, and went through the danger successfully.
It may sound corny, but think about how happy your Mom & Dad, or wife, or sister or brother, and yes, your kids, will be when you talk to them after you are home, safe and sound.
You've just had the adventure of a lifetime, and you are back! Wagging your tail, your mouth going like a ducks butt, telling everyone what an experience it was.
I'm going to the Baja 1000. I am going to have a ball. I won't forget a moment. It will be the biggest, baddest damn race ever.
And, I'm coming back from it.
With stories. With experiences. With laughs. With memories, and with the pride that comes of doing a good job.
What about you?
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:47 PM   #4
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Bob Bower Speaks the Truth!!!!!


Here is a pic of Bob when he was Robbie's co-dawg winning the 1000 in Robbie's class 8 truck. The beard is his trademark.



Bob has been a good friend for years, together we have seen waaay too much carnage on the highway. People doing stupid shit on the highway during the race has always been something of grave concern. Bob is a very eloquent writer and speaker and I'm glad he put this into words.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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Well put!
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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I'll arrive in San Diego on Nov 2 and I'll start pre-running on Nov 3. I have until Nov 7 to make my Go/No Go decision. Any and all help is appreciated.

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Old 10-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #7
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I'll arrive in San Diego on Nov 2 and I'll start pre-running on Nov 3. I have until Nov 7 to make my Go/No Go decision. Any and all help is appreciated.

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From the thread you started (Don't try to stop me from ironmanning the Baja 1000!)

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Fuck.
This pretty much sums it up!
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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Which is why I don't post much in Racing.

I'm having fun taking this shit seriously.

PS: if anybody has a 21 inch front wheel I could borrow, or buy cheap...
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #9
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If you haven't committed 100% by now then just go prerun and have fun.

I've thought long and hard about soloing on a super enduro and always decide not to try because I felt like it would be brutal and i would time out. The thought of trying on a gs has never entered my mind. My gs didn't even hold up for Sunday rides how the hell would it make it through the 1000 ? Hopefully I read your thread wrong and its at least a hp2 otherwise I'd take an extra telelever and shock or two or three for when you bend/break them. Also I hope your are one strong mofo because picking it up or dragging it out of a silt bed so you don't get run over is going to take some serious strength.

And BTW unlike these old farts (ie strong bad ;) ) I am usually the one encouraging new racers to race in Baja.

But if you do make it down to LA Paz. I'll buy you your first drink and hooker though. :)
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:27 PM   #10
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Which is why I don't post much in Racing.

I'm having fun taking this shit seriously.

PS: if anybody has a 21 inch front wheel I could borrow, or buy cheap...

You might think you're taking this shit seriously but our perception is that you're not taking what we love serious enough and will likely just get hurt.

As Frog said, go down and prerun. Have fun and plan / prepare for next year
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Reports back from pre-running are that the rains have smoothed out all of the sand washes and this most likely will be one of the fastest 1000s ever. Calamajue wash was "smooth as a baby's behind" and scary fast.
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM   #12
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Fastest down south eh? The four hour gap will still mean the trucks will catch the bikes around ..... Sto Tomas and Colonet?
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There's issues if the slow bikes get caught around Sto. Tomas. Issues with both the trucks and bikes...

It's actually a 6 hour gap, so I'd guess the slow bikes will be caught by around race mile 200/Colonet.

Watching how much grading of routes trashed by Odile has taken place makes me think the course will be smoother than usual, I guess we'll see.

And the Banana thinking about riding the GS in the 1000, I'd say only worry about reaching El Rosario on race day and call it good. It'll be 10:00PM, a long day. But what the heck, contributing to the economy.
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What mile is Rosario?
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Old Yesterday, 03:29 PM   #15
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http://score-international.com/wp-co...S_2014_PNG.pdf

Not sure why you don't have that posterized in your garage and the ceiling of your bedroom....

Rosario is Mama Espinozas ~RM310.

The schedule doesn't have a cutoff time that I noticed. Any word on that?
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