2014 Alcan5000 announced

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Pantah, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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  2. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    They can't be too firm, because they never know who actually shows up until just before the event. Jerry posted yesterday he expects this to be a record turnout. He told me he'll accept 50 deposits for guaranteed starting spots, hoping that will produce 30-40 starters. Much more than 40 starters will be tough to accommodate, though. Just getting enough rooms could be a challenge in some places. Then there are the chase vehicle capacity issues to consider.

    In any event, none of us want to be on a stand-by list, so best to secure a spot now.

    Jerry is a pretty laid back rallymaster. He has a few strict competition rules, but he generally leaves it to us to sort out the grey areas among ourselves. It usually takes a couple stages before all of us figure things out. Its pretty fun that way. In any event, I am sure he'll be flexible with the deposits like he is with other administrative things.
  3. Ducky 149

    Ducky 149 Been here awhile

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    Faxed mine in from sunny Georgia today!!!!
  4. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Gotta say, this looks kinda fun... I'm gonna ponder this...

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  5. LKN4DRT

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    Dont ponder or you may wander, send it in to be like Flynn! :D
  6. brocku

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    Ya come on we need more bikers from the Baja area. We can all swap stories in the bar at nights :freaky.
  7. Pantah

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    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    I'm in, sent it off today, should be interesting, can't wait

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  9. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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  10. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Been here awhile

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    we are, join the club
  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  12. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Will stay connected. I need to get a mid size dual sport for this (need one anyway), so looking at options. I am kinda liking the cross country, with a few mods like a larger gas tank.
  13. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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  14. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    I doubt that I'll be interested in riding back to Kirkland after the finish in Anchorage...how easy is it to arrange a place for my KTM on one of the returning trailers ...and how long do they take to get back?
  15. Pantah

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    My friends both got a spot on one trailer the afternoon before the awards banquet. As I recall they took 2.5 days to get back to Kirkland. As we get closer the club will focus on how many support vehicles and trailers.

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    Meanwhile, Mark and I loaded up and rode back in 3.5 days.
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    I will say the ride back was very nice. There was no pressure of making stage start times or navigating. We just rode...

    Day one started at 6am and ended at Whitehorse and we had to change a tire on the KLR. Day two started with another flat that took awhile, but made it to Ft Nelson about 9pm. Day three ended about 100 mile house I think. We rolled into Kirkland about 2pm. Loaded the trailer and drove straight through to Phoenix. Arrived the following evening.
  16. Stinky151

    Stinky151 Been here awhile

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  17. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Well, if there's any spots left, I just signed up for one. Planning on flying the (will be) 14 year old boy into anchorage after the rally and 2-upping a nice coupla weeks home.

    Fingers crossed...

    S
  18. Pantah

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    Congrats - I wish I could get my sons to do this with me. Oh, well...
  19. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Got a hall pass for a month, so the hard part's done.

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  20. officerleroy

    officerleroy Been here awhile

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    Whelp, my deposit is sent in. Guess we find out soon if we're accepted?