2013 Sandblast Rally - March 2 - SC

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

  1. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Tell you what: if you go out and drink some fine, high quality beer this weekend, and with said beer, propose an eloquent toast to NASA Rally Sport and RallyMoto, I'll make sure that there are shiny fresh vinyl numbers for you at registration.

    :freaky :1drink :freaky

    So that's all you need to do. :lol3

    Anders
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  2. M.A.G.

    M.A.G. I heart Penalties

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    Would this fine, eloquent toast need to be published in this particular thread? And can it be in the form of a Dr. Seuss type poem?
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  3. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Published in this thread.... with video evidence!


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  4. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    I won a gift certificate for a free Clarke gas tank at a recent dual sport ride raffle. If anybody is looking for some extra rally range check out the flea market and I'll make a special deal for NASA Rally Sport racers. Shoot me a PM.
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  5. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    I have a few bikes which I have negleted for a while (too many bikes in the stable), but have the urge to convert my 2004 Honda CRF250R into a full Dakar wanna-be rally bike. It is legally taged with street registeration and insurance. Currently the bikes runs perfect with a big bore kit, a heavy flywheel, headligh/brake light but I still am going to tear it down to bare frame and rebuild into a rally bike with all the extra fuel tanks and cool rally fairings. And I want to try some nasa rallymoto events with this bike in the Lite class.

    Are these rallies geared more towards bigger bikes like 600+cc, or can a 250 be failry competative in the lites class?
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  6. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    I was looking for this thread a couple months back, guess I jumped the gun. I was going to spectate last year but ended up spending the weekend with a 101+ fever instead. Might run it on the DRZ or spectate on the Super T. I'll have a better idea after New Years.
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  7. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    A well piloted liquid cooled 250cc will be competitive in the lites class, however you'll not need more then 3 gallons and adding a bunch of weight will not be advantageous in the least for competition use. The NASA Rallymoto is more of a street legal enduro as far as navigation or bike set-up is concerned. Carrying tools and a bunch of gas is only going to be a penalty 95% of the time/instances.

    The biggest problem with a 250cc based engine for Sandblast is that you'll have 10 mile stretches at full throttle/high rpm's and can be very taxing to the 250cc bikes.
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  8. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    The Hammer Run this weekend will help me decide which bike to bring. The 250 got stuck in the shop (I thought they would take less time on fork seals than me, who knew?) so I'll be on the 650. We'll see how it goes...

    -Dawn
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  9. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    So if I decide to show up with my 990 and run Adventure Heavy:

    Anything required other than showing up with money, gear, that safety cross, first aid kit, and a DOT legal bike? I read the moto rules but the big GRR rules reminds me too much of my day job.

    Do I need to find a roll chart or load the route in my GPS? Are there course arrows? I know the website said I probably won't have time to look down but don't want to make a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

    I'm assuming that Adventure Heavy will probably start DFL so the course will probably be very easy to follow.

    Is the sand stupidly deep? I don't really feel like fighting my 500 pound monster all day instead of enjoying the race. If my bike will sink with sand over the rim then I might be bringing my 690...
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  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    A simple roll chart holder, enduro style is all you need. The transits at SB are really easy, leave the GPS in the truck so you don't loose it. A few years ago, a competitor was riding the wrong way on the course at night because he lost his GPS....Of course I was the one that got to chew his ass stage side:lol3

    I've ridden my 950 at Sandblast twice and at Black river once, it was good fun. The sand is deep in spots but mostly in the tighter corners. The weather conditions play a huge role in how bad the ruts are. This is me from last year on the SE....had a blast!

    [​IMG]
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  11. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Is it getting close to sign ups yet?

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  12. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    ready to thrash the new bike huh:lol3 I'm looking forward to seeing how hard you can push that bike in lights!
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  14. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Ready to just ride more than anything. Haven't put more than a mile on the bike since I've had it. I was in SC of the Thanksgiving and was really wishing I had a bike with me, temps in the 60-70's.

    Lights cut off is 385,,,, so Dakar class this year.
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  15. M.A.G.

    M.A.G. I heart Penalties

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    In! I will actually try and complete 2 stages this time...


    I just hope that nekkid woman does not jump out of the woods again and make me wreck....
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  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Oh yea, forgot about that. Last time I was in that class, I was on the 400.
    Someone with a 350 KTM could do real well in that class. The 2013 XC-F is putting out close to 50 HP and they handle great!
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  17. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    What were you riding? Did we meet?
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  18. M.A.G.

    M.A.G. I heart Penalties

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    No, sorry, this was in West VA...I screwed the pooch on the very first stage, on the very first day. Broke a weird bone in my ankle.


    Speaking of which, anyone heard from Doug? How is he doing?
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  19. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I talked with Him on the phone a few weeks ago and He sounded pretty good!
    Mentioned trying to get down to SB to volunteer and hang out. I hope He does.
    I plan on being at the registration desk on Friday morning like last year. We had fun busting balls and raising hell:lol3
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  20. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Thinking about trailering down from Ohio for this... But have absolutely zero experience riding sand. Most of my time is spent on fast gravel roads or at the MX track banging around. Do the occasional leisurely dual-sport ride on two-track and relatively easy single track.

    RallyWV terrain/roads are very familiar to me, have spent a lot of time in the area on larger bikes. Would Sandblast be a good intro to RallyMoto or should I wait for RallyWV? Weapon of choice would be a 2009 KTM 530EXC.