2013 BITD Vegas To Reno

Discussion in 'Racing' started by AngryShawn, May 30, 2013.

  1. AngryShawn

    AngryShawn Punchbowl Pooper

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    Who's in?
    Sending my entry this week, riding Ironman Am this time around.
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  2. bajaboundmoto

    bajaboundmoto Been here awhile

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    Looks like we'll be there with a couple or more bike entries
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  3. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    i'm going to enter it AND finish it this year!
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  4. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    I'm 95 % in but I won't send the entry in until the last days before the deadline
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  5. knevo

    knevo Adventurer

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    Going to be in a 3 man team, not sure what class yet. Been 14 years since the last time
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  6. AngryShawn

    AngryShawn Punchbowl Pooper

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  7. AngryShawn

    AngryShawn Punchbowl Pooper

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  8. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    nearing 550 miles... GNARLY for the ironmen
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  10. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Run it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  11. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    That was my plan. Kind of bummed about blowing it off but it looks like it's more $$ smart to run the Norra Mex 500 while out for the Baja Rally. Traveling back and forth from the east coast is costly. Two rallies on back to back weekends equals one road trip!
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  12. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I like your plan !!!
    let me know if you need any help.
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  13. Harryjackson

    Harryjackson n00b

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    I like this event very much and I want to enter into this event. I also want to finish this event this year. And for you good luck. Thanks.
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  14. ktmJOE

    ktmJOE Been here awhile

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    I know this has been asked here before, but what you guys recommend on tire combo for a 450 bike. Will they last whole race or is second set of wheels necessary? thx
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  15. AngryShawn

    AngryShawn Punchbowl Pooper

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    On my 450x I run the Dunlop D739 rear w/uhd tube and slime (may try a rear mousse this year) and Dunlop MX51 in the front with a mousse.
    Last year we did the whole race on one rear tire, but of course it was smoked at the end. Front still had plenty of play ride life left.
    Having a spare wheel set is definitely good insurance, its a long race and you never know what will happen.
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  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    there are a few rocks to hit in 550 miles :evil
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  17. AngryShawn

    AngryShawn Punchbowl Pooper

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    For sure, this weekend we did a quick shakedown run and Ray hit a rock and flatted within the first 30 miles.
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  18. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    Question for you guys - In your opinion how does this race compare to other races (Baja 500, Nat H&H, Norra) from a racer's perspective?

    -ie fun factor, price/value, race terrain, accessibility (to event and for pit crews), safety, bad-ass-ness factor ha




    I'm just trying to get a lay of the land. V2R is the Longest Off-Road Race in the US which is badass! :ricky
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  19. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    NORRA Mex 1000 is the most FUN race.

    The course is 2 track, so of course it can't be as technical as a Nat H&H.

    V2R has lots of rocks, powerline roads, lots of rock, lots of silt, and of course lots of rocks.......most likely there is a rock with your name on it out there.

    Prolly the best pit access of any race. Your crew can hit most of the pits

    Everything else (Price/value, safety) is all relative and are what you make of them.

    V2R is a good race to step up and play with the big boys.
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  20. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    If anybody has an extra room in beatty they aren't going to use, please let me know?

    looking forward to it
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