Rally WV 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by poondangle, May 21, 2013.

  1. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    For those of you who've done RWV b/f is there a "center of action" and lodging that is close to it? Where most people stay? What lodging is closest to registration/HQ/NCO/start/end? What kind of parking/staging area is there for tow vehicle, trailer, and bike?

    Working on my total rally plan and trying to optimize logistics while not killing the budget too badly... my goal is to stay central to the activities and minimize time/distance/hassle getting to registration, NCO, rally start.

    I prefer to save all the confusion and anxiety of figuring out where to go and when to be there for the actual stages :lol3

    Any suggestions?
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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    There are cheaper options farther away, but I've always talked 6-8 other riders into sharing one of the condos at the top of the mountain, right in the Snowshoe resort. Its a short walk to the breakfast/beer place, tech and reg, and service. "Logger's Run" is the place I've stayed, but I simply checked out VRBO for Snowshoe and looked around. I figured if I could get 8-10 people to share a 6-8 bedrooom for 800 bucks for the weekend, its costing roughly $35-50/night, over three nights :D which is the best I could manage. Its summertime at the ski resort, so unless there is a giant bicycle race at the top of the hill like last time, parking a trailer is usually no problem. It wasnt even a problem then, as i recall.
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  3. Arete

    Arete Dark Horse

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    I've done this on a BMW 450 with a race range of 50 miles.... I carry (2) 1-liter MSR bottles in a Wolfman enduro bag bolted to my rear fender....

    You will have time to top off after the stage...at start of transit....there are also a few times you pass a gas station along the transit. You can refuel then and will have plenty of time to make your minute.
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  4. Arete

    Arete Dark Horse

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    It looks like, 66 miles into the 70 mile initial transit there is an optional refuel opportunity as well.
    :ear
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  5. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info.
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  6. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Anybody have any idea of the altitude we will be racing at??? My 450exc has stock jetting at the moment. Im not an A rider by any stretch of the imagination, just a C rider out to have a good time.
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  7. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    I know the highest trail up at Snowshoe is 4848'.

    I'd guess the average elevation for the rally would be close to 3800-4200' or so, but that's a complete guess.
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  8. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Last year, all the racing was done off the mountain at much lower elevation.....except when we raced up the mountain and Braden hit the deer that made him famous.:evil
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  9. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Yeah, its like 3-4000 feet mostly- I shouldnt think jetting is going to make a huge difference for us mere mortals.
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  10. poondangle

    poondangle Slow

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    It's the other way around. Braden made that deer famous. :D
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  11. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    True dat:thumb
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  12. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    I'm working on lodging over the weekend. I'll probably get a 4 BR place and only use 2 so there will be 2 BR and a couch available.

    Shoot me a PM if you'd like details when I get it finalized.
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  13. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    If you raced last year you may have seen this e-mail from John.

    "All East Coast Riders,

    We've only had about seven [moto] entries for this years Rally West Virginia and I wanted to reach out see if there is any reason(s) more riders haven't entered. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help. Call me at the number below if you want to talk.

    Early entry is over June 20th.

    John Shirley
    Chairman
    Rally West Virginia
    865-805-0831"


    Last year there were 13 competitors. Anybody else care to speculate? Is it price? Schedule? Normal procrastination?
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  14. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    I had no trouble with stock jetting. You might adjust the fuel screw a 1/4 turn if you really think it needs it to start/idle just where you want it.
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  15. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Unfortunately for me it was a $$$ thing. We're about to move and finances are super tight. I was on the fence about entering anyhow as I wouldn't be competitive, but I am in that area of WV at least a few times a month during warm months, and literally every weekend during ski season, so it's like a second home to me and I just wanted to ride. I think this whole rally scene is awesome because of the grassroots feel, but I know ALOT goes into planning/executing these events, so with the $400-500 price tag (depending on when one enters), I still feel it's a VERY fair price. I just couldn't squeeze it into the budget this year.

    Will definitely be there to watch/support/crew/etc!
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  16. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Sent payment. Looking forward to it, never made it to Rally WV before!

    dc
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  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Youre going to like it, I think. Its a great setting.
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  18. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    you are welcome to car pool down with me if you want. I am headed to PA to meet up with my driver when we head down.
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  19. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    I was looking at doing RWV this year but the timing isn't easy for me. The kicker though is the entry fee, if it were "more reasonable" I would make the time.
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  20. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    According to the entry list there are 7 or 8 bikes signed up but about 40 cars listed last I checked.
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