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Old 01-14-2014, 06:22 AM   #196
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Fun but show me something the airhead wouldnt like
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:20 AM   #197
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JCR pulls out of Baja

Hey Scott, Maybe you can call Johnny and get JCR involved, since he now has a big opening in there race schedule...

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Old 01-14-2014, 08:26 AM   #198
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Nice work Scott. I don't have the budget to swing it but I'll be following with great interest. VERY cool/Well Done!
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:46 AM   #199
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This, lots of this!



Then again I've been through there on a Harley powered sidecar, 850 pounds plus 2 riders, with only 1WD, so how difficult could it be?


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Old 01-14-2014, 06:11 PM   #200
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are you going to put some flags or markers here and there in the dunes so we can kind of check our position and adjust roadbook?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:49 PM   #201
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are you going to put some flags or markers here and there in the dunes so we can kind of check our position and adjust roadbook?
We have a "system" that will allow you to confirm that you have reached a roadbook "waypoint" in the dunes. Once the "system" indicates you have arrived, you can adjust your odometer to the correct km to match the roadbook at that point. We will explain the very simple "system" a day or two before the race.

Like Dakar WPM's, you have to get close (like maybe a kilometer or a few hundred meters) before you'll know exactly where the point is. In many cases you'll know where it is before you can even see the location. There's no need for any flag or physical item there, though we MIGHT put flags at SOME of those points just to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. And we'll load a couple of true waypoints into your GPS so you can find your way out and back onto the course in case you get totally lost.

I know this is a bit vague. It all sounds trickier than it actually is. You've experienced enough of my roadbooks to know I try to create interesting challenges that give you maximum satisfaction at the end of the day.

This rally should be possible for a near beginner navigator who rides fairly well, yet challenging for the experts at top speed. Stage 1 is short and simple so everyone can get it figured out before getting into the monster dunes and long days. And the first 100 miles of Stage 2 has relatively simple navigation, so again, you're not thrown into the tougher stuff until you're well warmed up.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:33 AM   #202
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Thanks for explaining that Scott. I think a few folks have been hesitant about the navigation being to hard or tricky, especially in the dunes. I think this post clears that up. I like how you're planning a nice ramp with easier stuff early on. Plus it's always nice to remember you can race every day, even if you have to bail out on a stage.

Also remember that there will be a short "official" nav session as part of registration on Tuesday afternoon. We'll go over the GPS "system" there too. The purpose of the waypoints is to ensure that you stay on course and don't get lost. It's a benefit.


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We have a "system" that will allow you to confirm that you have reached a roadbook "waypoint" in the dunes. Once the "system" indicates you have arrived, you can adjust your odometer to the correct km to match the roadbook at that point. We will explain the very simple "system" a day or two before the race.

Like Dakar WPM's, you have to get close (like maybe a kilometer or a few hundred meters) before you'll know exactly where the point is. In many cases you'll know where it is before you can even see the location. There's no need for any flag or physical item there, though we MIGHT put flags at SOME of those points just to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. And we'll load a couple of true waypoints into your GPS so you can find your way out and back onto the course in case you get totally lost.

I know this is a bit vague. It all sounds trickier than it actually is. You've experienced enough of my roadbooks to know I try to create interesting challenges that give you maximum satisfaction at the end of the day.

This rally should be possible for a near beginner navigator who rides fairly well, yet challenging for the experts at top speed. Stage 1 is short and simple so everyone can get it figured out before getting into the monster dunes and long days. And the first 100 miles of Stage 2 has relatively simple navigation, so again, you're not thrown into the tougher stuff until you're well warmed up.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:44 AM   #203
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Sounds completely awesome, and I'm sure I'll be delighted about bike choice, provided the thing keeps running all the way to the end. Hard to tell with the kids these days.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:56 AM   #204
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This, lots of this!



Then again I've been through there on a Harley powered sidecar, 850 pounds plus 2 riders, with only 1WD, so how difficult could it be?


A Harley has been on the route. Sweet when we are lost we can just follow the oil slick.

I really hope I can make this and the training before hand. :cool:

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Old 01-15-2014, 08:55 AM   #205
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A Harley has been on the route. Sweet when we are lost we can just follow the oil slick.

I really hope I can make this and the training before hand. :cool:

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I want to see that machine run on its own without the side car
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:00 AM   #206
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I want to see that machine run on its own without the side car
But it will fall over on its side then!
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:01 AM   #207
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But it will fall over on its side then!
Just pin it...it will go somewhere in some direction before falling over
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:14 AM   #208
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Bump for Scott Whitney and Rally Diabolico!!

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Any of you guys planning on racing the Diabolico?

It's going to be a blast.

Get yourselves signed up ASAP so we can go have some fun!
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:24 AM   #209
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Any of you guys planning on racing the Diabolico?

It's going to be a blast.

Get yourselves signed up ASAP so we can go have some fun!
We need one of those "who's in" lists.

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Old 01-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #210
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I am 99% in, pending one minor issue that has to clear up before I can send the $$.

My reasoning for going:

1) Scott has proven himself the master of great routes over many years. This is not a thrown together event with a lot of promotion but less follow through. It is carefully constructed and will have all the elements we could hope for to have a truly awesome event, including terrain, safety, organization, routes, etc.

2) The other folks involved- who has ever had more fun than spending time with the folks putting it on and going?

3) The location looks amazing. Not so remote we can't get there, but basically brand new to all of us. And jeebus, have you looked at the terrain?

4) I really like riding rallies. How could I miss this one?

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