2013 Sandblast Rally - March 2 - SC

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Anders Green, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    A "Python" goes by at 2:08 on a 950...

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  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I go by @ 1:43 all piss and vinegar on my clapped out 400 carrying way to much speed and had to use the berm a little:lol3 That was the best Sandblast so far, had a blast! Cost me two tanks of gas and 2 quarts of oil:lol3

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  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  4. Xmoto

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    Man I am hoping it stays dry so I don't have to drive down with the enclosed trailer....much more convenient with a small open trailer.
  6. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    I am sure this question has been anwsered already so my appologies for a repeat. How important is a GPS for this rally? I am deciding if I should or not mount it?
  7. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    You can totally get by without one. :freaky None of the rally info pertains to anything on a GPS. with a watch and the small roll chart, you are fully prepared to navigate :D

    I dont have a reliable odo or speedo on my bike, though, so I use one for that, and I waypoint the starts, so that if my rollchart gets fuct up I can still find the next spot :deal
  8. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    Would it be poor form to post a seperate thread in the racing forum for "volunteers needed"?

    I'm not sure if that would help or not. It may grab the attention of non-racers browsing this forum....i guess the worse they could do is delete it or merge it...

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  9. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Posting in the appropriate regional forum would likely be more productive. :-)

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  10. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    Sorry if this is a noob questions, but can you elaborate on waypointing the starts? By next spot do you mean the finish of the following stage?
  11. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    For volunteers.

    Alright....start some chatter or shite. Whichever you prefer. :1drink
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Sometimes we run the same stage more than once. Its covenient for me to have the start of each stage waypointed, so that I can just do a GoTo if I get lost. I find it helpful to have the service waypointed as well.

    Thankfully, Anders has thoughtfully incorporated the shortest distances already, so my GPS and the route sheets really havent conflicted at all. Just once on the way to the finish from the last stage. It was inthe dark, and my rollchart wasnt lit. I used th GPS to get me to hte finish line...

    But here's the rub- It wasnt by the route sheet route, and my battery died. I ended up pushing hte bike the last half mile or so. Saw no other bikes becuase I wasnt on the route.

    So its got its advantages and disadvantages.
  13. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Ara: If your not use to using a GPS, it's not a good idea to try learn how to use one at the Rally. There's too many other things to worry about.

    Usually you can find another rider or two starting near you, and you ride together to the next stage or service.

    jack
  14. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    I haven't found a GPS to be helpful. It's just one more thing to screw me up.

    I like sticking with the roadbook and just focusing on that.

    dc
  15. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    Thank you for the explanation.

    Jack...I wouldn't use the GPS as a route guide, but rather in case I have to bail out and get back to the service area. Maybe I'll just pack it in my backpack just in case.

    Thanks
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    Just need to put the new tires on and balance, check my valves and fluids. Good to go!
  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    to get my rear blinkers working, I ended up needing to re-wire the fronts. Started this AM at about 1030... not done with rear blinkers yet :lol3

    But I did get the trailer lights working, so, perpetually forward :pynd
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    toying blinkers? I'm replacing a cylinder liner and head today. Love being prepared ahead of time...
  19. Stagehand

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    You've still got a few days :lol3 No rush
  20. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    I swapped out my rear turn signal lights on Friday, Jason. It took about 30-45 minutes.

    Sort yourself out, man! ;~)