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Old 04-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #526
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In my mind we will have two long Special Tests on Day two.
Bay of LA to the Hwy 1 crossing aprox 140 Miles
you wont find any gas on this Test

Then San Ignacio Back to Hwy 1 crossing Aprox 180 Miles
You could get Gas in La Purisma, but that is still aprox 140 miles

As for Day 3 it depends where the go???
I say (1) long Aprox 180mile Special test
If we stay on the West coast you can get gas in to them at 3 spots.
aprox 30 milesthen 80 miles then at 120 miles

If we go to the Gulf like I think they are I have no Idea ( I have never riden that section)

Now this is JMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am just thinking out loud
But I think this will help a little.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #527
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #528
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Yup, have 1 of these, wondering how many more I should get to be safe! I ordered a couple of the holsters from wolfman to be able to strap them to the bike. I guess if I have a few extras I can check the roadbook each day and if it looks sketchy I can just throw an extra in the backpack.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #529
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I am running a 28L tank.
Should do 220 miles easy
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #530
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Screw fuel, are all the Taco places clearly mapped out?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #531
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ahhh the peace..



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Old 04-11-2012, 08:37 AM   #532
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I will bet a few BEERS!!!!!
On day three we will go back the way we came in on Day2 to Loreto
then turn South and go to San Javier then south to Ciudad Constitucion
Then we will cross over to the Gulf side then south to LaPaz ( Baja2000 coruse?)

Then on day 4 we will cross back over to the Pacifco side to Todos Santos
then south a little then East over the Mtn Pass to the Finish

Can you SAY CORONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In my mind we will have two long Special Tests on Day two.
Bay of LA to the Hwy 1 crossing aprox 140 Miles
you wont find any gas on this Test

Then San Ignacio Back to Hwy 1 crossing Aprox 180 Miles
You could get Gas in La Purisma, but that is still aprox 140 miles

As for Day 3 it depends where the go???
I say (1) long Aprox 180mile Special test
If we stay on the West coast you can get gas in to them at 3 spots.
aprox 30 milesthen 80 miles then at 120 miles

If we go to the Gulf like I think they are I have no Idea ( I have never riden that section)

Now this is JMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am just thinking out loud
But I think this will help a little.
PS. CARRY GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm predicting that day three starts in front of Del Borracho Bar & Grill and go up the wash towards San Javier like last year. The special will end where it hits the Insurgentes/La Purisima highway.

The second special will start below Ciudad Constitution and head east to San Luis Gonzaga just like we did in the Baja 2000. However, instead of turning back towards Hwy 1 at La Soledad like the 2000, it will go all the way out to the gulf at San Evaristo and then turn south with the special ending at San Juan de la Costa. IF the second special follows this route it will be the longest and least accessible of the entire event.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #533
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Tim, what is the fuel range of the bike you used that year?
It was '88 xr600, slight port, power-up cam. I don't know, I'd guess 155mi. But it was only the 2nd day I had ridden it and only rode it for 1 more day (Loreto to La Paz), and it's been sitting ever since, still dirty.

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On day three we will go back the way we came in on day2 to Loreto
It would really be great if it did that. Thru Comondus was AA enduro style post '09 hurricane (the reason '09 Mex1k was cancelled) but grader fixed it up late last year. Beautiful & fun section.
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Then we will cross over to the Gulf side then south to LaPaz….. If we go to the Gulf like I think they are I have no Idea ( I have never riden that section)
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The second special will start below Ciudad Constitution and head east to San Luis Gonzaga just like we did in the Baja 2000. However, instead of turning back towards Hwy 1 at La Soledad like the 2000, it will go all the way out to the gulf at San Evaristo and then turn south with the special ending at San Juan de la Costa. IF the second special follows this route it will be the longest and least accessible of the entire event.
I am totally down with that being the coolest section, so incredible, but also probably the most dangerous cliffs / turns in all of Baja.
But the issue I see is the Dos Mares race. See the map… Dos Mares happens a few days later. It’s a pre-run type course. There is nothing in the dos mares info stating to not pre-run on the 1st. There is no possible way to keep the 2 courses from being head-on traffic. It’s way to dangerous to run Mex1k south along the Gulf to SjdlCosta and think (even if told not to) there wont be Dos Mares pre-runners on it.


Green circled parts are what I see as problem for doing Gulf.
Wow, that's a crappy scan.... let's try this...
Mex1k could still run some FUN stuff on the east side of the Hwy1 and avoid Dos Mares course, they just cant do El Bosque (Soledad) to LP over the mountain and down the Gulf.


I bet Hogwild is cracking up at us guys dicussing this stuff! ;)

And what I said about possible silt in post 514 would be directly after Dos Mares check 4 and a few miles south just after Santa Fe (where Mex1k finished '11).
Come'on Mark (BajaDad), that's old school stuff there we used to race back in the KX125 & 250 days! I guess it was usually JL running that part at night. Or heck, if you used the Kawi lines you'd be over by the beach. Shoot, made Johnny's line in Dust To Glory look like a non-issue! ;)
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #534
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I bet Hogwild is cracking up at us guys dicussing this stuff! ;)
It's more fun than watching a monkey high on pot!

I just finished organizing all the course tracks in Google Earth. Once NORRA verifies it all, I'll convert them to Lowrance and Garmin files. Not sure when NORRA will put them up on their website, but I guess the slower I get this done, the happier I'll be!

Course secrets:
- Day 1 has more pavement than past years.
- Day 2 is longer than the past 2 years and starts in a new location.
- Day 3 starts on pavement.
- Half way through day 4 there's a short section of "no risks" pavement, (<1/2 mile).
- Day 4 finishes on pavement.

Though some seem to think so, you won't see this place this year:
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #535
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Maps are up

overview like last years have been put up!

http://norra.com/mexican1000.php
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #536
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overview like last years have been put up!

http://norra.com/mexican1000.php
Looks like my predictions and BBM's fears have come true on day 3. It was pointed out to me that pre-runners will have to pass backwards through a NORRA check point for there to be a problem. Also with NORRA running mid week through that section reduces the number of pre-runners considerably.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #537
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overview like last years have been put up!
Wow, though most looks right on or at least very close, day 4 is messed up. Those maps must be based on early plans rather than the final course. The mileage on day 4 is way off, as is the mapped course. The problem area that I fixed a couple of weeks ago is not represented, and another long section is miles off course. Actually, I like the fact that it's messed up!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #538
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Wow, though most looks right on or at least very close, day 4 is messed up. Those maps must be based on early plans rather than the final course. The mileage on day 4 is way off, as is the mapped course. The problem area that I fixed a couple of weeks ago is not represented, and another long section is miles off course. Actually, I like the fact that it's messed up!
As long as the real distance isn't like 1.5x or 2x what is shown I agree it is kind of cool to leave some of it as a mystery. Let the rally games begin!

Been comparing the course to my Baja Alamnac and getting an idea of where I hope to be able to get fuel on the transits and how far it will be from there to the Mag 7 pits. Of course just becasue I see a pic of a gas pump on the Baja Almanac I am asusming there is always a chance there is no fuel actually there (or that I might not be able to find it).

Damn I am getting excited
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #539
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Got some NORRA swag in the mail today!

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #540
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Wow, I am really surprised on Day3.

Days 1&2, a few little changes and maybe some tricks we can't see by the basic map.
Oh, no Comondu mountains at end of day 2. So BajaDad, does that mean you owe these other ADV racers less than a "few" beers? ;) I mean, not actually a few cuz you are right about going to the Gulf.

Day 3, amazed they're gonna take the chance.
I'm not so sure Dos Mares prerunners will have to pass thru a Norra check. Even if, still sketchy. I think you StrongBad need to really look far ahead for oncoming. I mean you guys WILL be leading OA, right!?!

BUT, the good thing is you guys are gonna see some amazing stuff! The mini Grand Canyon, green and pink rocks, insane views.
Carry your camera!
Actually, you'd get to enjoy this stuff way more on a BajaBoundMoto ride! But I digress...

There are many very serious death cliffs. Fast slippery dirt roads with blind sharp turns and cliffs to, well, big danger. Be safe!
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