Norra 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Strong Bad, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Duh!

    There is space at the free NORRA tent village and showers and bathrooms are supposed to be available. We reserved one tent space for our team in addition to a room.
  2. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    we have space at Our House and Compound.
    Pull your support truck in behind locked gates and have fun!
  3. bajaboundmoto

    bajaboundmoto Been here awhile

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    Rooms in BofLA went in 2 days with the early entering teams, mostly car dudes.

    Tent City it is!
  4. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Norra BOLA Bivouac !!

    Narrowing my ideas for a bike and class as time is shortening..
  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    You should ride a honda CRF 150r in Rally dress!!
  6. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    this!!
  7. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    I saw Caselli won his Dakar stage with an average speed of 73mph, and I wondered how the M1K stacked up. I took the fastest rider of each stage:

    D1SS1 74.75 gilky
    D1SS2 61.81 valle
    D1SS3 77.32 morton
    D2SS1 55.01 valle
    D2SS2 57.41 smith
    D3SS1 57.67 gilky
    D3SS2 66.32 valle
    D4SS1 55.92 smith

    total avg 60.86
  8. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    I have a 1983 XR500...cheap... I bought it and entered the 2010 event...blew a head gasket 20 miles out on day 1...:eek1

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  9. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Would be cool to have a rider of his level in the Mex1K so we could truly see how slow we all are (ok, mostly me) in comparison. I suspect Caselli would be faster in Baja then in most Dakar stages. Would also be cool to have more riders who have done Dakar do this to really hear just how much harder Dakar is. I didn't get much of a chance to talk to Octavio last year but really wanted to ask him that question at the end.

    I recall chatting with Mouse McCoy last year and asking how fast he and the other top level pros would be going through some of this stuff on a bike. "Dude, you have no idea, it's absolutely crazy" was his response.
  10. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    There is absolutely no comparison. Though there are some spots in M1K that are a bit challenging, overall it's way easier that Dakar on average. And the navigation in Dakar is in a whole other league. Though the format of M1K is similar to Dakar, there isn't much more to compare.

    As far as average speed goes, I don't see any way to ever compare that. The terrain is so different, even day-to-day in each event, you're always comparing apples and oranges.
  11. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    All you have to do it watch this video from the Dakar thread to understand the magnitude of the difference:

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    We don't need Kurt to come to the m1k to show us how slow we are. Tim Morton did a fine job in the few stages he rode last year...
  12. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    You can't even compare M1K speeds to SCORE speeds. The M1K course is much less technical in many areas and the long transitions between specials allow for rest making the specials sprints.
  13. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    and a LOT more FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Still sorry I couldn't get you more help with that crazy morning. :(

    Wait... you said 2010. Who blew up in 2012 on the first transit?

    Anders
  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    well Malcolm's son for one
  16. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    The guy on the yamaha 2 stroker, think it was an early 80"s 500cc ??

    Dude showed in Cabo though!!:freaky
  17. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Andrew broke on the transit, Alexander broke on the stage
  18. juice

    juice Adventurer

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    One of the Greenwood XR 600's did. I think Tim? was on it at the time.
  19. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    I helped Malcolm, Alexander and Andy Grider with repairing the top end on the husky just past the Military Check point just before Borrego. Got Alexander's bike going and then couldn't get Andy's scooter fired. Anyway, I didn't realize that it had problems before the start.
  20. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    Yea someone spent the night before changing motors and top ends on the bike so he could make the run to the finish.. Had to use old gaskets and pistons etc but it ran and made it to the finish.