2012 Vegas to Reno

Discussion in 'Racing' started by beechum1, May 11, 2012.

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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  2. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    I'm in for Amateur Ironman again this year. After a DNF last year at mile 275 due to lean jetting and melty piston, I need a finish to repair my self confidence.

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    V2R Pics from 2011

    More fun in 2012!
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  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  4. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Melty pistons arent good..Good luck Mr Shirley!!

    I may go for a third one.. time (and $) will tell..


    Hoping that 2014 will be another 3 day stage race!!
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  5. frog

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    Im pretty sure I'll be there but supporting a friend, not racing gotta save the moola for later in the year. :)

    Its nice he changed the dates. In the past its been on my wife's birthday and our anniversary. Kinda hard to ask her to spend it chasing v2r. :D
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  6. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    As soon as I hit the finish line at the Mexican 1000 I started thinking about what my next big race would be. Perhaps I should try V2R.

    As far as logistics, is it possible to do this with just one chase vehicle or do you need a couple different chase trucks to be able to stay ahead. Keep in mind I am not very fast :lol3

    Or, are there reasonably priced options for support for hire?

    How nasty and whooped out is the course? If it is 500 miles of whoops that would probably change my mind.
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  7. frog

    frog Long timer

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    1 truck is fine. Its much easier to chase then anything in Baja. They even give you a map of where the pits are.

    As far as whoops there aren't a ton of them.
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  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    If you're serious Doug, we should talk. Thinking of doing this race also and I can probably haul your bike.
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  9. Maineroot

    Maineroot Been here awhile

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    Any other MX1K riders thinking of doing this?

    Could be a blast.

    Matt
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    Team Greenwood
    El Spiderman
    Maine Root
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  10. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    Last year there were 10 whoops. I counted them. They were hard parked rock whoops but I could count them with my toes.

    Go for it, you'll have a blast.

    Gear for the mooooooooon.
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  11. Genghis Swan

    Genghis Swan Been here awhile

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    I'm in , Ironman Amateur. Started a blog (see signature) this is going to be a lot of fun. Can't wait !!!!
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  12. Baja Dad

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    We have been poundering into doing the V2R one more time.
    The race is fun. You start at sun rise and should finish at sun set.
    A little Sand-Silt-Rocks , Just what you want in a desert race!
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  13. frog

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    Speaking of sunrise. How is it that Casey always finds the hill that is directly into the sun for the start? :confused: in 09 all three days started into the sun.

    Yesterday I found myself looking at the entry form and thinking about sending it in. :what: its a fun one.
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  14. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    Roadracer and I have already been talking about this.. Is it usually a solo ride or more teams? what about navigation on this race? GPS? Road book? arrowed?
    Definitely hooked after the M1K.
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  15. Baja Dad

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    Marked very well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    come out!!
    I can set up bikes here in Cali for you!!
    You can act like a Factory Rider-- Fly in Race and Fly home!!!
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  16. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Im thinking of entering on the 950SE..... Crankyshaft might need someone to keep an eye on him.

    You right coast fellas are going to need to bring LOTS of sunscreen.....110F and up...... just saying.
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  17. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    That sounds very interesting... Will have to keep in touch and make a decision ASAP.
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  18. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    What kind of cost for a "factory ride"?

    Do you do this for the Mexican 1000 as well? I think I read somewhere that Bajaboundmoto (Tim Morton?) did rental racers for Baja, it would be nice to have some idea of costs so we can weight out the value of prepping, hauling, racing & chasing ourselves vs. the fabled "factory ride", and determine the best bang for the buck when racing down south. :D

    Thanks!

    Rick
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  19. Baja Dad

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    I can and will do what ever race you want.
    Next year at the Norra Rally I plan on having a support truck and crew members
    to support atleast 5 bikes.

    Cost depends on what you are looking for?

    Conttact me thru a
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    Mark
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  20. frog

    frog Long timer

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    Good luck with that. I know every se that has tried has suffered from numerous flats. If you could stop from getting flats it would be a fun and competitive bike to race. Other then 40 plus psi I'm not sure how you do that. You'll melt a rear bib and destroy a front rim with a bib in it. :confused:
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