Baja 500 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by David13, May 3, 2012.

  1. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    Why can't I find the course map for the 2012 Baja 500? There seems to be no link on the official page.
    Does anyone have it?
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  2. cross-country

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    It's not out yet. A couple more weeks.
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  3. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    The 500? It's June 1. I know the 1000 is not out yet, as that is in November.
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  4. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    SCORE won't release the map until pre-running officialy begins, that would be 2-3 weeks before the race.
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  5. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    Ah, thanks. That I believe is to be May 18.
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  6. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    Are you planning on racing or just doing some prerunning?
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  7. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    Neither. Just spectating and looking for support opportunities. I'm a total road rider, at my age, or with the condition of my knees.
    But this is my year for Baja riding. I plan on following the 1000 down to La Paz in November, also, and then I'll spend some more time in Cabo.
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  8. KZJohn

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    Thats cool. The car team I have been working for isn't doing the 500 this year so I'm open for the 500, hoping to get onto a bike team as either a rider or as support. The car team will be doing the B1k though so I too will be heading to La Paz next November:D:freaky.
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  10. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    my bad..did a search myself but somehow missed this one .... maybe a moderator can combine threads?
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  13. Strong Bad

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    Same-O-bland-O as last year, the only exception is they've gone back to the rock whoops on the beach and cut out the soft steep hills in Erinderia.
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  14. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    I don't care which thread is the official thread.
    I have tried to find accommodations for race weekend and it seems like there in nothing available. I think there is something at Santo Tomas but that may well be full if I go down there.
    However, this coming weekend, when pre run starts, appears to be less popular and there may be space available down there.
    On the RT I can only use the road, mostly, but I was thinking I may be able to ride down 3, then use the cross over road from Valle de la Trinidad to 1.
    Or might it be too crazy on Saturday, while there may be pre runners doing more than seeing the scenery?
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  15. KZJohn

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    The cross over from Valle T is rough in places and fast, if you do take that route watch your mirrors closely, prerunners will be coming up FAST!
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  16. El Cucuy

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    so i guess coma and street (ktm) will be racing the 500 this year

    pretty cool if true
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  17. wrk2surf

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    Mike Brown and Quinn Cody at the border..

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  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    makes me feel better that they get sent to secondary too.
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    The rumor is Mark Coma will be racing this year. I couldn't find anything to back this up or what team he might be racing on, interesting though.

    I wonder if this is a (if it's true) a result of all the injuries on the KTM side?
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    Did some last minute suspension tuning on the bike this weekend.



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    And some last minute decal application....all ready to go now!

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