Norra 2013

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

  1. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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  2. Johnnymoto

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    I'd rather die choking on my own dick than ride a KTM. Love ya tho Scott!
  3. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Very nicely done! :clap

    The reminder to turn off your gopro at the end about made me fall out of my chair :rofl
  4. BAZZER450

    BAZZER450 Been here awhile

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    Great Video !!
  5. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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  7. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    I know Scotty's Baja Rally is attracting a lot of the attention of the ADV crowd, and the Score 1000 isn't that far off, but I'm surprised at the lack of entries for the NORRA Mexican 500 (starting this weekend).

    It seems to have been poorly advertised, but the GPS tracks have now been posted to the NORRA site and it looks to be a really fun route:

    Day 1 - Ensenada to Mexicali
    Day 2 - Mexicali to San Felipe
    Day 3 - San Felipe to Ensenada

    NORRA has worked hard so that the cars and bikes are separated much more this time around (and actually only share parts of the same routes on Days 1 and 3).

    This is their first effort at a fall race, so maybe it will take off over the next few years similar to the Mexican 1000. NORRA puts on great events!
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i just reviewed the norra 500 tracks.

    they are damned good. lots of those are new to me.

    is it friday yet? i'll be heading out about noon and will see most of you guys at hotel san nicholas.

    it's great living in socal, we're close enough that we can check them out this coming xmas holiday.
  9. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    I really do live on the wrong side of the country. I like the idea of the NORRA 500 with the circular route, certainly does aid in the logistics. Probably one I would enter if I lived close.

    Do they allow modern bikes in this one like in the 1000? Or is this one purely a vintage race?
  10. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Basically same format as the Mexican 1000. All bikes (and cars/buggies/trucks) allowed but catering to vintage. I'm running my Berg again. Leaving this morning for Ensenada. Tech inspection tomorrow. Racing starts Saturday.

    This one is definitely easier logistically...
  11. baja-chris

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    NORRA has stepped up their game on the safety front for the Mexican 500 and will continue the efforts for the Mexican 1000.

    One of the goals is to make sure bikes and cars are not on the same piece of track at the same time. We have alternate routes and schedules for bikes and cars on day 1. On days 2 & 3 we will have suitable time gaps to maintain a separation.

    Another thing we are doing is providing Spot Gen3 live trackers for all competitors, bikes and cars, at no extra charge. You can check out our live tracking links below.

    We also will have weatherman on the air with two mountain top relays designed to cover the entire 3 day route system. We will be on 151.625 MHz. Would not be a bad idea to carry a small handheld VHF radio with you.

    Rally Navigator software has been a big help in preparing our road books. We are using the Pro version and will be providing roll charts to those who can use them, again at no extra cost. Yet another reason to go ahead and invest in some good nav equipment. For next year, I hope we can adjust the event schedules so there is some time between our Mexican 500 and the Baja de Motos event (which sounds like an awesome event BTW) so those who would like to run both can have some time to prep between events.

    Day-1 Live Map: http://trackleaders.com/mx500dayone13

    Day-1 Race Summary App: http://trackleaders.com/spot/mx500dayone13/summary

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    Day-2 Live Map: http://trackleaders.com/mx500daytwo13

    Day-2 Race Summary App: http://trackleaders.com/spot/mx500daytwo13/summary

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    Day-3 Live Map: http://trackleaders.com/mx500daythree13

    Day-2 Race Summary App: http://trackleaders.com/spot/mx500daythree13/summary
  12. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Not only did it help you, it also made it possible for me to extricate myself from that painful job for NORRA. Rally Navigator makes it a LOT easier for race organizers and fun ride organizers to make professional looking accurate roadbooks, which will boost the sport of cross-country rally worldwide. Congratulations to Mike Shirley (RenoMoto) for creating such a cool tool!
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    pretty cool. i'm already liking it.....:thumb

    awesome job. friends and family members can use that and feel like being there.
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    congrats to the top 3 finishers of norra mex500 (bikes) - larry (3rd), chivo (1st) and tibe (3rd)
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    we had a great time.


    larry should have lots of pics to post.....:evil
  16. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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  17. Baja Dad

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    what is the date for the 2014 NORRA 1000
  18. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Not set yet, they will wait until they get all of the hotels lined up first.
  19. BAZZER450

    BAZZER450 Been here awhile

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    So who is in for the 1000?
  20. Baja Dad

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    Lets hope they don't get to close to this rally!!!
    I want to do both !!


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