Norra 2013

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

  1. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I have a buddy that LIVES there
    he is buying the gas and taking care of everything.
    I just need to send him $$$$$$ by the 18th of April

    I have 13 teams as of now
    #101
    #815
    #47
    #333
    #30
    #151
    #88
    #888
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    #727
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  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Next year You, Mike and I can do the Tres Amigos dealio and turn the mother out. This year turned far too serious, I heard it was all for fun but doesn't always work out that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best of luck to everyone and please be sure to smile when you start a stage to remind yourself why you're there. Leave the serious shit at home on the night stand.
  3. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    BD - sent you an email (if I had your email address correct). Let me know if you didn't get it...
  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    It looks like "boiler plate" not NORRA specific because it mentions Honda Pits.
  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    This is my KTM 690 Rally Raid race bike for the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally
    this are taken with my I PHONE!!!
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  6. BAZZER450

    BAZZER450 Been here awhile

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    nice !
  7. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    That looks great Mark! :thumb

    Very nice build...
  8. Idahombre

    Idahombre Likes easy girls!

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    Very nice!! I'll trade you my 990A for it :rofl
    That's my dream setup.
  9. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    Ok count me in as well, better safe than sorry. #25 Thanks for setting this up BD.

  10. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I just posted this on RDC, where there's a poll regarding this subject...

    Here are the instructions for navigating the 1971 NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally, and a sample from the 1971 roadbook. This came from Mike Pearlman’s box of early off-road racing history. So, this event is indeed “honoring the past” by using roadbooks for navigation. With a few tweaks, those 1971 instructions could apply to using today’s NORRA roadbook.

    I do see Marty’s point about making it easy for everyone to find their way. GPS is easy. But is that really in the spirit of Baja racing? Isn’t Baja all about overcoming adversity, dealing with what’s thrown at you, and having a fun adventure while beating all those challenges? Maybe those who are looking for less challenge should enter the NORRA Charity Poker Run instead of the race. The roadbook is just another challenge. You can hate dust, hate bumps and old short-travel vehicles, hate dangerous twisty roads, hate sand, and hate navigation. Or you can embrace those things that challenge you, and have a ton of fun doing it.

    Is GPS fun? Do you get to the finish line and say “Wow that was tough navigation, I really accomplished something following that line on the screen.” Although the NORRA roadbooks are pretty simple to follow (with a good odometer, even grandpa could do it), there is still a level of satisfaction and accomplishment when you find your way through each stage. It’s what the guys in the old days had to deal with, long before the days of GPS and a burned in course.

    GPS should be added to the list of things that have “Wussified” the sport. I’d be all for the old way of “find your own way to the finish”. Unfortunately, in these days of expanding pavement, private property, locked gates, liabilities, etc., it’s not very practical to do that in Baja. It is possible elsewhere, and the Diabolical Rally will include that and other long-lost elements of early off-road racing, but that’s another subject and another race.

    Everyone seems to have their own idea what the meaning of this event should be, and how NORRA should run it. Some say it’s all about honoring the past (old-school, vintage), some say it’s all about having fun (relax, enjoy), some are laser focused on winning at all cost (speed, race). Clearly Mike Pearlman has his own vision, which includes all of the above, plus aspects of rally (stages, roadbook navigation). Personally, I think he’s done a great job creating an event that sets itself apart from all the others. I sure hope he doesn’t give in to those who are afraid of a good, fun, old-school challenge!

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  11. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    40 years ago looks a LOT like rally in this country 10 years ago:

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  12. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    One thing I was going to mention that I forgot:

    Your US insurance only covers your vehicle the first 75 or 100mi into Mexico (usually, call to confirm).

    If you get bajabound insurance for your race rig you can add theft insurance for your bike. It will cover your bike ONLY when it's in the bed of your truck or trailer.

    I think a week for my truck + three bikes was $220.

  13. Idahombre

    Idahombre Likes easy girls!

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    Ever try to collect? HA! Jokes on you.
  14. bajaboundmoto

    bajaboundmoto Been here awhile

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    San jaun Nico, aka: San Juanico
    And don't look for the Pemix signs, look for the Pemex signs
    :wink:

    I was just down South for many days (actually I'm down there more than 50% of the days)... saw a few car guys who basically said they're prerunning, and one of 'em is on his second time down in the past couple months and I'd say he's driving a high percentage of the course. Oh yeah, he knows.

    edit - Oh yeah... !!!!!! !!! !!!!!
    Thanks Mike! ;-)
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  15. bajaboundmoto

    bajaboundmoto Been here awhile

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    You should ALWAYS drive Baja with FULL coverage, not Liability only. Really.
    Back before Baja Bound Insurance we had a Ford crewbie stolen in Ensenada at a Baja 500 and I was using the company SCORE always suggested - Instant Mex Insure. That was a total nightmare for 6+ months getting what $ I wanted. There are many stories like mine.

    Now with Baja Bound Insurance i haven't had to make a claim but I feel confident not only because I know where the owners live ;-) but they are totally into all types of Baja events. They're there having fun with the rest of us.
    Geoff from BBI has been at all the Norra events pouring gas for racers in remote spots and he does the same at other races. Oh, and he rides a 450X so he must be hip!
  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    you forgot to be all like .... !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Remote Gas at San Juanico (This is still not 100% )
    ( spelling??) my bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the Patersons will be the ones willing to dump gas for us.
    They owend the nice resaurant and bar outside of Loreto that Day 3 started at last year, They are now building a little bar and surf shop in San Juanico.
    Please send me a PM with contact info I have 14 teams that I am trying to finish up the details

    #101
    #815
    #47
    #333
    #30
    #151
    #88
    #888
    #721
    #87
    #727
    #33
    #42
    # 20

    BUY FULL COVERAGE from Baja Bound Insurance !!
    Truck and BIKE !!!

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  18. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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  19. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    Thanks Chris........please buy lots, if not I'll have to wash dishes at the Morton house for like 3 months.
  20. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Del Borracho Mike & Cholie??? I heard Cholie couldn't keep away from cooking and that she was going to start doing a lunch. Stopped by their new house in San Juanico a couple of week ago but they were in Loreto. Really good people.