Sandblast RallyMoto Cheraw, SC 2014

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Some Dude, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. hiawassee

    hiawassee Fair play t'ya!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    199
    Location:
    O-H!.....for now
    glad I was around to witness this...

    3 Gold Stars to Poondangle! thanks for the assist on the head gasket replacement in garage bay 113 of the Quality Inn. Much love, brother.
    -Hypermofo

    [​IMG]


    :super
  2. poondangle

    poondangle Slow

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,876
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA

    His sorry ass actually blinked his lights at me. He didn't get out and offer to point in the right direction.

    What can I say, I'm a moran
  3. poondangle

    poondangle Slow

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,876
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    This was the point where I was thinking..."you know, if this doesn't end well, this bike will be for sale at a very low price....."
  4. M.A.G.

    M.A.G. I heart Penalties

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,010
    Location:
    George-uh.
    By the time I got to the big fluffy corner on SS7, I was seriously contemplating just running my front fender clean up one of those bright white asses I saw behind the tape. Everyone had pretty much taken off, and I was up on the highway getting push started by the car guys, who erupted into an inspiring cheer when the bike started and I took off down the road. I was trying to hand my timecard to the starter, while not releasing the throttle, so he probably thought I was on drugs. Well, more drugs anyway. I honestly could not see a damn thing.
  5. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    347
    Location:
    Denver
    LMAO... that is frick'n hilarious... If it hadn't end well I probably would have flipped out for a while, Robby Gordon style... but eventually i just would have went back to work on it until i either fixed it or ran out of time. i think that is part of the reason i like rally - it taps into my don't give up gene.

    Doc - great recap!

    What a fun weekend:ricky
  6. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,077
    Location:
    +1.603
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_3a9XOVnRHg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  7. twistedphrame

    twistedphrame Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Oddometer:
    14
    Cool video man! and great music :D
  8. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    347
    Location:
    Denver
    CD - I agree with you, somewhat to my surprise. I actually think SS7 was my best run of the day - it wasn't the fastest, but i think it was the most fun and just felt "right". I just need a little fiddling with my light setup and it would have been perfect.

    I kind of suspect that the night run narrows your focus and also forces you to come off your pace a bit (for me, at least). I think the combination of the two ends up making for a better overall run... assuming of course you have minimally adequate lighting.

    Cheers!

    HM
  9. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    347
    Location:
    Denver
    Here are a few pics i took...

    Hanging around after the evo roast waiting to start SS5 (i think):

    [​IMG]

    The pack waiting on the start of SS7 before it got dark:

    [​IMG]

    The front, middle, and back of the pack:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Jason and JJ talking the finer points of running in the dark:
    [​IMG]

    Devon, Jeff, and Brian joking about how fun it will be to run in the dark:
    [​IMG]

    What it looks like to start a stage well after sundown!
    [​IMG]
  10. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2005
    Oddometer:
    994
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    Jason - Do you ever wash your gear or is that its natural patina?
  11. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    31,467
    Location:
    Shawangunks
    What is this wash you speak of?


    kidding.. they get hosed down periodically. The red jacket fades in sunlight to an orange, and the grey saves nad brings out the grime. :D

    Also, I aimed straight down the middle of those two big grease puddles :deal
  12. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2005
    Oddometer:
    994
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    ...likely the most well-loved and seriously used BMW rally jacket in existence. Legit...
  13. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    31,467
    Location:
    Shawangunks
    Its tough as nails. The zipper failed, but the fabric is practically invincible. I do love it, thats for sure :D



    All my photos found their way to the Sandblast Rally photo archive.

    There should be duplicates up at Smugmug by the end of the weekend... I'll post a link back here when I figure it out.
  14. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    8,141
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Nice video Andrew!!:clap
  15. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,127
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I added this to the official NASA Rally Sport youtube playlist for SB 2014. :)

  16. hiawassee

    hiawassee Fair play t'ya!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    199
    Location:
    O-H!.....for now

    NICE! Staring into the pitch black, motor purring, adrenaline surging as you wait your turn. 30 second intervals seem endless. and then it's go time...

    (maybe you could blur my tag though? :wink:)
  17. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    347
    Location:
    Denver
    You describe it well! Tag obscured... but you'll have to delete your "repost" to get rid of that :)
  18. hiawassee

    hiawassee Fair play t'ya!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    199
    Location:
    O-H!.....for now
    Gracias, amigo! Seems ok now. No repost edits necessary. :D
  19. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    31,467
    Location:
    Shawangunks
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lVhiMjXPRxo?list=UUsG8bXxhcmEA6KEHQnVivuQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  20. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,073
    Location:
    Colonial Beach VA
    Not stage 4....I worked timing control for 4 and it was a straight shot from the finish to the timekeepers...

    you certainly made it look easy :D