Norra 2013

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

  1. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    ME TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But I can hope I hit the Lotto $$$$$$
  2. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    you hit it the nail on the HEAD!!!!

    FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Idahombre

    Idahombre Likes easy girls!

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    Exactly, Bajadad. I know I'll never be a Quinn Cody or some badass desert racer, but I do know I'll have just as much, if not more fun. That's why I ride in this and other events. Plus, I've made a lot of good friends and gotten valuable information to help me on my own personal moto adventures. Can't wait!
  4. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    So you're saying my chances of making it as a pro rally/desert racer are slim at 43 :huh
    So I guess I'm it it for a fun too......and beer then hoping I get to room with Tim M. if he drinks enough beer :feelgood
  5. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    I support your position 100%. I think that NORRA is the best place for the "Dust to Gloryites" and "Bucket Listers" to experience Baja at speed. The same fr others with experience and just want like you've said, a bit of comfort in knowing you aren't going to be out in east bajesus all by yourself. I know Cam Theriot will be driving his 4 seat buggy with multiple Baja winner Larry Ragland ALONG WITH THEIR WIFES simply because the want the girls share in the FUN.

    This race is the most fun you will ever have in Baja. Trying to turn it into some full blown rally, not allowing GPS, or start stacking on a bunch of other rules just takes away from the spirit of the event.
  6. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    I'm with that. My competitive days were 35+ years ago. Now, I'm in it for the challenge without being crazy, and the pure fun of the event!!!

    :ricky
  7. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Dont get me wrong guys. I had the most fun I have ever at a race last year. Especially traveling with BD and his crew! I am trying my best to make this my eecond one and like I said am aiming to have a vintage bike for next year..
  8. skidrow

    skidrow Adventurer

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    i have an older 60 series garmin gps (the unit without the memory card slot) will it work as a back up to store the route per day/ or whole race? thanks for your imput
  9. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Yes and maybe no. The GPS file that will be posted on the NORRA website MAY be too big for your GPS. If that's the case, I'll do a few tricks so it will fit. I'll be getting the official GPS file in a few days (way before it's let out to the public), so I'll take a look at it and see what can be done. Maybe I can talk NORRA into posting the GPS file in several variations to accommodate more units?

    Also, sometime before the race you'll come to know this web page if you haven't been there already:
    http://rallymanagementservices.com/collections/universal :wink:
  10. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    Last year's file fit on my 60c fine.
  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That's because I was the one who made the final official files in 2012. This year Ken is doing it, probably off his Lowrance data, and he's not so experienced with the ins and outs of Garmin units.
  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Didnt you say it is a unchanged route pretty much Scott ?
  13. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That's what I said before they preran it. Now it's changed a bit.
  14. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    Ok guys, since we are talking about GPS again I still need to get one. Any recommendations? Best bang for the $$$ anyone selling one?
  15. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Roadbook !!!! babby !!!
  16. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    I agree and will be using the Roadbook 99% but my other rider has 0 nav skills with the Roadbook and wants GPS just in case..
  17. Baja Dad

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    That will be fun!!
    send me a PM
  18. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    So the re-build of the BFG Blazer continues on!!! Wasn't that long ago it looked like this:

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    as of last night it has gotten this far:

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    The plan is that the car will go to Vegas to be on display for the Mint 400 next weekend (as a "roller" not running) and then back home to finish up plumbing & electrical.
  19. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Wow, amazing. :)
  20. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    So looks like different location for the finish line this year.