Rally WV 2013

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

  1. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Viator

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    Gents, need some advice: given the rather long distance to run on Saturday, is it likely that the road book will be large, and there is a requirement for 2 of those mini EE road book holders to get through the day?


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  2. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    When all the specials were cut out of the road book for day one it fit well last year.

    It should be smaller this year because there are only a couple turns on the big transit out and we run those first day specials forward and backward so there's not much transit in between. If anything day two will be a longer road book. If it doesn't fit I'm going to cut it so I load the second half at lunch.

    Short answer. One should be enough.
  3. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Viator

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    Thanks dude
  4. poondangle

    poondangle Slow

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    Well, fresh rubber front and back, new hand guards, coolant flush and swap to engine ice, new lower temp thermostat, and enduro reader mounted makes for a long day in the garage. But, tomorrow I get my kit and tools together, and I think I'm ready to race.
  5. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    Similar day for me - most of it spent fabing up blinker relo brakets, grafting some visionx leds onto the blinker mounts, and fabing up a mount for a visionx headlight replacement. Took everything back apart and shot some paint on it. Also improved my "triangle tube" with a quick access slide for getting things out quick.

    Tomorrow is reassembling lights, tidying up some wiring, oil and filters, fix a slow leak in the front and pack...

    Can't wait!!
  6. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    H Mofo - post some pics of your handy work, you know I'm an aux light ho!

    Hope you have a good ride next week, wish I was headed that way with ya. :freaky KT and I just back from 23rd honeymoon; 2 weeks Euro fest so trade off was worth it. Headed up to other Dublin tomorrow am. We need to connect on BMS Sep or Oct and maybe some ANF in Nov as warm up for Sand Blast. :evil

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  7. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    Your trip sounds awesome! Def worth the trade... Lights turned in to a lot more work than i planned but it came out great - still a little bit of wiring to finish up tomorrow... so much for being done with prep the weekend before... i swore to my self i wouldn't be prepping/packing the night before i leave:huh I guess i have 3 days to go technically :deal

    I like your fall line up!! :freaky

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  8. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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    I said the same thing haha, Got the bike completely finished yesterday, just need to finish the stuff for the truck. I'm working on a plywood platform to fit into the truck bed with a wheel chock and nests for the petrol jugs and spares box.
  9. scholz

    scholz bush league

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    I just took a glance at SS and transit distances:

    Day 1: longest transit and SS before refuel: SS~ 24miles + Transit of up to 80miles - an optional refuel = up to 40miles until refuels.
    This shouldn't be a problem. Only question: Is somebody bringing our fuel to richwood service park, or do we have to dump the fuel ourselves or find somebody?

    Day 2: SS 35miles + transit of 61 miles= 96 miles total. This might be a bit of a stretch for some and maybe me (hard to guess SS gas mileage). Anyone know if there are gas stations on the transit route for day 2? I am probably just being paranoid here and it won't be a problem, but just want to be ready.

    Regardless, if you see me on the side of the road with a syphon in my flailing hands please stop!

    Cheers!
  10. poondangle

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    I have a buddy coming up for the weekend. I was planning on having him drive my truck to the service areas. Everyone on the board is more than welcome to throw your stuff in my truck. My question is this: if we do choose to refuel at the service area, do we have to have the 2 man rule with fire extinguisher? If so, I'll bring one of those as well. If anyone knows, post up and I'll throw one in he truck Wednesday.
  11. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    I'm betting that they will send a service vehicle ahead to richwood so have a can ready with your name and race number on it. If not there aren't all that many bikes so one or two folks can probably send a crew member ahead to carry everybody's gas. Just hope they don't get lost....looks like the roads next to service in Richwood are River Rd and White Ave. Somebody write that down.

    If you send a gas can ahead don't expect it to make it back to snowshoe service when you need it later in the day. Have another full can there for the evening fill up.

    There is a gas station about .2 miles from Richwood service as well. There should be plenty of time during transit to top off if that's your choice.

    If you fuel up in any service area you need to have an extinquisher buddy ready to put you out when you catch fire. The time penalty if busted not following this rule is hefty.

    You can top off at the gas station at the bottom of the mountain during most transits to and from the mountain which buys you 6 or 7 miles.

    Day two looks identical to last year's day two. They did send a service truck out with gas cans for day 2 last year. I don't remember where because I didn't need it. All I rememmber is not seeing my gas can again until mid morning the next day.

    I also remember stopping mid transit to help Doug and Kurt transfer gas to Kurts 5 gallon KTM tank that he decided to only fill half way...so if you have a big tank go ahead and fill it up...:rofl

    Ryan, please don't flail your syphon at anybody during or after the race.
  12. poondangle

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely bring an extinguisher with me, and it will be on my truck with my buddy. So everyone is welcome to throw your stuff in with mine.
  13. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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  14. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Been here awhile

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    Took the lights out for a shakedown the other night. Performed great! The go-pro doesn't do them justice at all.

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  15. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    I have lights!! Plus the rest of the bike prep is done!:clap

    So tomorrow is pack day and i should be ready to roll out of ATL Thu am! Getting very excited!!:ricky


    re service, fuel and what not - I was planning to leave a vehicle there with fuel, extinguisher, a cooler, and some tools/spares. Maybe we can all coordinate and simplify that.

    Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone and putting some miles down:freaky

    Rodney
  16. toro618

    toro618 Long timer

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    Have fun out there, Rodney. I wish I was able to join this rally, but it's camp month for my children so I am home bound for the next 3 weekends....the kids put a 300 foot leash on me so I am stuck riding in my backyard endurocross layout :D
  17. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    Roger that! Fun seems locked in at this point :D

    NCO - check
    Registration - check
    Scruitineering - check
    Meeting up with fellow inmates - check
    Hang out and getting ready for the shake down run - next

    Fun shall be had!
  18. poondangle

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    So, for three and a half stages I had the most fun I've ever had on 2 wheels!!! I was awesome to meet everyone. Y'all took me in as a complete stranger, and made me feel welcome. I can't wait to get back on the bike. I'm off for emergency surgery.

    Oh, Tom, you should know everything I've overheard in the ER, makes DQ sound almost normal.
  19. poondangle

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    Oh, if someone could find out my stage 3 time, that'd be awesome as well
  20. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Damn man, what the hell happened?

    Hope you're doing ok.