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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Strong Bad, Oct 7, 2012.
Um, I wouldn't exactly call the road "easy". It also took us 4 hours in the Evil Stalker Van, averaging about 15 mph. The road is pretty much washboards and rocks the entire time.
It's also a timed section of the course, so you have orange hummers coming up behind you at the speed of light.
Does anyone here know the start sequence? after Day 1
on day 2 does the same start order from day 1 apply ,but with each classes time's determining the start order within class's? and not having mixed starts ?
if you were doing 15mph Thats how you took that pic!!
I just drove it in last week in our F250 with two bikes in the back and it took us 2hr 20 min to get to HWY 1
and that was with a stop at Coco's it is only 68 miles of dirt.
So, sounds like everyone is booking rooms. Does this mean we will be finishing each day the same as last year? Have they given a official schedule? Wish we could leave today, gonna be a long winter up here in New England.
Yes dates ar out!!!
Yes, same schedule as this past race.
Yes Rooms all booked!! ( Host hotel in La Paz is sold out!!)
I will let you know how NICE it is next week
Baja Dad (or anyone else),
Can you please post the hotels we should be booking for the 2013 Mexican 1000. Can't find that info yet on the NORRA site (or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places).
Yes I would like this info as well to get some logistics out of,the way.
Any info greatly appriciated.
2013 running of the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, the sanctioning body confirmed its official dates for next year’s event – April 27-May 1, 2013
Start Night before the race Mexicali Use the Host Hotel ( next to the Bull Ring )
Night 1=NORRA books all the hotel rooms in Bay of LA
(We may have Room at our house for a few and in our Compound In Bay of LA if your camping
It is ON the BEACH and it is 500 yards from day 2 start line )
Night 2 = Loreto La Mission Hotel
Night 3=La Paz - Grand Plaza Hotel
Night 4= Cabo - Cobo Azul or next door
Are they asleep over at NORRA?
No news on their website since they announced the dates.
There simply isn't anything new to anounce.
Baja Dad should have all the info you need, isn't He part of the organization?
Thanks for the info re: fuel range.
Not being familiar with the route/area, I have no idea re: the availability of gas along the way.
Would prefer to not have to rely on a fuel service but don't want to lug around 6 gallons of gas on the bike, either.
I ran last year on a stock tank (KTM 530). I packed a FEW liters of fuel in the backpack each day. Ayyiii Ayyiii Ayyiiii. Dumped them in as strategically needed.
We contracted and relied on Mag 7 for fuel- this proved to not work out. I'm going to say that the fuel stops were not where they were supposed to be that day..... stuff happens, I know. Whole other story. I made it home, that's what counts.
I ran out of fuel twice- Once it was at the top of a hill with a small pueblo at the bottom. I mooched a gal of rot gut fuel and made it to the end of the section. Second time was in the middle of nowhere and there were some dudes camped out with a 40 gal tank pretty much where I stalled. Someone was looking out for us.
Ridiculous! We paid Mag 7 to support our bike too (2 years ago).
D1 pit one - They were in the correct location, they just "forgot" to bring me my fuel. I was pretty pissed, and told them to pull the fuel out of their truck... or i will. They busted out their video camera and started asking me questions and filming me - idiots.
D1 pit two - forgot to bring it there too. I was pissed here too but didn't say anything, and just left.
D1 pit 3 - Didn't have my fuel (surprise!), but dumped race gas into my pump gas bike.... i had a half tank, so the 110 didn't do any noticeable harm. We changed our race-plan the best we could because Mag7 couldn't be counted on anymore.
D2 pit one - did not have my fuel once again (not surprised anymore), They dumped race gas in my pump gas bike once again - this time the fuel tank was almost empty, so the 110 melted my motor just outside of El Arco. end of race.
Never again. I invested quite a bit of money, you would think they would take my race effort a little more serious.
Mag 7 = bunch of yahoo's.
Wow, that sucks. A friend of mine had a problem with them last year. This year I'll be carrying enough fuel to go 240 miles without stopping which means I'll be using Pemex for pit support
yeah, it sucked...
I just wanted to share my experience. Either way - lesson learned. This year I'm running a "vintage" xr5 with a big acerbis tank - I wont be stopping much for fuel. LOL
Good thread by the way, sorry for bringing it down.
No big deal, I'm usually the one bringing it down