The BAJA RALLY de MOTOS

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Scotty Breauxman, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Mee too for weeks I had visions of of Jason's beast out there while designing stages thinking "this guy might make it but this bike not so much." After meeting Jason I can realize that one has something more to do with the other. Congrats Jason and thanks for the great memory.

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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Im seriously honored, guys, thanks... It was a real challenge- I mean a real one and once or twice I really didnt think I was going to make it, but the real honor was to be part of such a great group of riders. My helmet's off to all ya'll. Thanks for keeping the finish line open for me :D

    I had a lot more I meant to say at awards- of course unless youre Scotty you get tongue tied at such times but I was choked up.

    Thanks for putting on a great event, and I look forward to helping support the future of the sport in North America anyway I can, especially by participating.

    Congrats to all the starters, and finishers, and winners, and staff. It was the best to put real names and faces onto internet avatars. I still missed meeting half of you.
  3. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    @RMS, Order in for a rally shirt... Thanks for spreading them around!

    For me, the /6 has been THE legend of the event. Really, a prepped enduro/rally bike is what to expect at the Baja Rally. Nobody wrasslin' a big girl in the sand gets on the podium these days, so it is a labor of true love.Catching photos of BlackBeauty in action, now that has been a real treat!! :clap
  4. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Baja Rally was a blast. Huge accomplishment for Scotty and everybody involved. Great bunch of riders and the Rally Navigator Roadbooks were awesome! (I never miss an opportunity for self promotion).

    I was lucky to ride well and didn't have any big navigation mistakes - bike was flawless start to finish.

    It was a stacked field and i expected a mid-pack finish. 4th overall was a total shock.


    Check out the full Gallery of pics here.

    Up till 3:30am the night before prepping Roadbooks (This isn't the awesome fun you may imagine)

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    Rally Navigator getting some love!

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    HUGE thanks to my Moto Sherpa Rudy - You are a Rockstar.

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    Taking the start

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    Finish of Day 1 with Joe Janas (I have just a LITTLE bike envy!) 12th place on the day.

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    Start of Day 2

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    The run to the finish was SWEET - 1.5 miles of dunes. I went over the bars once and dumped it 3 more times in sight of the finish. I was laughing the whole way.

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    My Waterboy Dave Peckham at the Finish

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    Brent's "unorthodox" approach to the finish line.

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    Finish Line - 5th on the day and totally pumped. Scotty was a proud Papa as the riders were coming in.

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    Jeremy (Beechum) at the finish - Took him a minute to find his smile, he was gassed out. Congrats on your finish!

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    Rudy outside of Lone Pine on the way home - beautiful end to a great trip.

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    Thanks again - I met a ton of great people, had a blast and came home safe.

    Mission accomplished.
  5. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I dumped it 3 times in sight of the finish too. I wasn't laughing. Write up to follow. I had no idea what to do when I got there. I was totally out of energy, out of my mind.....

    Proper thanks to follow, pero muchas gracias a todos los pilotos, a Jonboy, Cactus Dave, et al, los voluntarios, los officiales... a todos no es posible dar les bastantes gracias.... sin ustedes no fuera una carerra.
  6. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    Everyone,

    Thanks sooo much for putting on a great event and one of the finest times I've had on a motorcycle!

    This was my first navigation event and I really enjoyed that element of the race. I was fortunate to have the bike and nav equipment run flawlessly throughout. I was really happy with my result considering the field of riders and the fact that, well, I'm not that fast!!

    The real fun was being there and hanging out with all of you. Thanks to Jeremy for being a great host and feeding me several times! To my friend Dave for being a great support team (CactusDave). I enjoyed having breakfast with Cameron Steele, rooming with Quinn in the bivy and getting drunk with Larry R. and Carl and acting like old friends!!

    Good to see Jason, Bill and Mike again too!

    Thanks again to all and see you guys at the next race.

    John
  7. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    Absolutely awesome reports gents. Congrats to all involved!

    I do hope this rally can be extended next year so that more of us may be able to participate!:D
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/infor...presente-en-el-1er-baja-rally-de-motocicletas

    Ensenada. B.C. Octubre 5, 2013.- Con la participación de 37 pilotos procedentes de distintas partes del mundo, este sábado el XX Ayuntamiento estuvo presente en el 1er. Baja Rally de Motocicletas, que inició su recorrido de dos días en la Delegación Municipal Santo Tomás.
    En representación del Alcalde Enrique Pelayo Torres, el Subdirector de Turismo y Asuntos Internacionales Mauricio Parra Aguilar dio el banderazo de salida a los motociclistas, destacando que la meta es que este evento se convierta en una tradición anual en la que se incremente la participación de corredores nacionales y extranjeros.

    Detalló que el Baja Rally se basa en criterios de navegación como lo es el libro de ruta en el Rally Dakar y en el Campeonato Mundial de Rally-Raid, en los que se pone a prueba la resistencia, velocidad y habilidad de los motociclistas, siendo lo más relevante su habilidad para leer el terreno en los libros de ruta que se les entregan en cada etapa.

    “El Rally se divide en cuatro etapas que se desarrollarán entre sábado y domingo en las Delegaciones Santo Tomás, Punta Colonet y San Quintín, en donde los participantes recorrerán caminos vecinales, veredas, playas y dunas, así como cañones, valles y arroyos”, señaló.

    Mauricio Parra enfatizó que este tipo de eventos contribuyen a la economía de las familias ensenadenses, ya que cada corredor viene con un equipo de trabajo que se hospeda en hoteles y consume en restaurantes y tiendas de la localidad, incrementando así la derrama económica en el Municipio.
  9. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    http://www.elvigia.net/deportes/2013/10/3/nace-carrera-baja-rally-136170.html

    nsenada, B.C. - Este fin de semana se llevará a cabo la primera edición del Baja Rally, evento fuera de camino promovido por el estadounidense Scotty Breauxman, quien busca crear una cultura totalmente diferente en Baja California. Mañana se realizará la contingencia mecánica y junta de pilotos en el balneario El Palomar de Santo Tomás, una de las sedes oficial del evento de motociclismo.
    Un total de 40 motociclistas saldrán por el triunfo en lo que será un reto diferente al de una Baja, sin recorridos, sin sistema GPS y sólo con formato de navegación tipo rally, por lo que la ruta será revelada a los pilotos apenas unas horas previas al banderazo de salida que será el sábado en Santo Tomás.
    Se espera que el primer día los corredores recorran una distancia por definir entre Santo Tomás y Colonet, para al siguiente día vivir la odisea final entre Colonet y San Quintín.
    Para el promotor del rally, Scotty Breauxman, este evento será la forma de crear algo que nunca había sucedido en Baja California y que utilizará un sistema idéntico al Dakar, enfocado en motocicletas, no carros todo terreno.


    Habrá reunión de leyendas hoy en el San Nicolás
    Hoy a partir de las 17 horas se realizará la presentación oficial del Baja Rally en el área de alberca del hotel San Nicolás, esto con entrada libre para todos los aficionados al deporte fuera de camino y en donde podrán convivir con leyendas de Baja, como Larry Roeseler, Johnny Campbell y Ricky Johnson.
    Esta será la primera actividad de la justa deportiva y contará con los 40 competidores para que los medios de comunicación puedan realizar entrevistas con cada uno de ellos.
    También estarán presentes pilotos de la talla de Andy Grider, Quinn y Ana Cody, Cameron Steele, quienes serán parte de las celebridades que retarán a este Baja Rally, evento que se mudará en 2014 al Valle de Guadalupe para su segunda edición.


    Tendrá Rally Baja sabor mexicano
    Tres motociclistas mexicanos buscarán dar la sorpresa ante la legión yanqui en este primer Baja Rally, como es el caso de los ensenadenses Octavio Valle y Gerardo "Superniño” Rojas, así como Rubén Álamo.
    Son los únicos representantes de la Armada Mexicana para esta competencia y el "Chivo” Valle conoce muy bien el sistema de navegación tipo rally, mismo que le dio la victoria esta semana en la primera edición de la Norra 500 "La Carrera del Norte”.
  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I was interviewed in Ensenada and start of day 1 by Notivisa but I can't find the video or article. My esposa and suegreo told me it was on today.....

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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    look how happy Miguel is !
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Grider never even had an Odo? Oh god, I really am an idiot :lol3 :clap
  13. frog

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    How do you navigate with no odo ?

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  14. Chilly

    Chilly Been here awhile

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    Andy only had the mileage from his GPS unit on the second day, so he couldn't adjust it at all. But I think he had a good tire track from Quinn to follow :evil
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    Joe is use to dodging trees in michigan for practice.
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    hardenduro Adventurer

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    Just like Michigan with-out the trees.
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    ktmJOE Been here awhile

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    you just gave away my secret training place, hahaha
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  20. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I'm down in SF this weekend. I don't think I mentioned, except to Dave and john that I swapped out my cam and rockers on Wednesday night and other than a blast around town I hadn't tested the new setup. It was a cam is never used in that motor.

    The hotcam I'd had, eaten itself and the existing rockers to hell. Hey Dave, that was the ticking we'd heard.....

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    "But Jeremy, why do I see a tap in this photo?" Good question. Pull up a chair and I'll tell you.

    As some may know, these heads are known for stripping somewhat easily. Even at specified torque. Well, luckily I had a set of 6mmx1.0 helicoils. Unluckily, I had already done that once to this same hole. The one with the alignment dowel nonetheless.

    So there I was, a stripped oversized helicoiled hole and no one to do it with. (Mixing metaphors). It turns out however that I also have an 8x1.25 helicoil set also. Well... Guess what. The 6x1 fits inside the 8x1.25... But at what cost? It's now a 6x1.25. Just so happened I brought all my bolt kits with me. So with the hole tapped and two helicoils inside each other I set out to find the needed bolt. Both length and cap size.

    Turns out that wasn't the easiest part either. The easiest part was the act if going across the border and waiting a half an hour while the postal annex tried to find my box. See, they go and pickup the deliveries for that day in one of the employees trunk. So, when I had emailed and called back and forth a few times with my buddy Steve in SF (who I'm going to visit to do the tear down) I found out that the delivery confirmation suggested it was in their possession. Now, coincidentally I mention the trunk of the pickup car, but that was a literary device called foreshadowing. See, what really happened was (insert "Clue" different ending music here) that we spent 10minutes looking around the already sorted packages. I then got the tracking number and we looked again. Suddenly some light bulb, and I think I actually saw it, came on for the guy that handles the packages as he says to the other lady that picks them up, "what about in your trunk? Could it be there?" "No we emptied it there's nothing there." "Can I go look anyway," he says to her, in such a way that I could see the disdain of their relationship melting away forming a stalactite of anger and contempt. Her heaving breasts and his quaking thighs were never to speak of that night again.....

    So he found the package, my package, the USPS package.... And I was on my way. Well not quite. This place charges a package handling fee normally. Now given that it had taken 30 Minutes to find it, I hoped it would be waived.

    "Two dollars please." F me.

    So I'd found a bolt that would be the best possible match I could possibly come up with in my rack if spare bolts. I found a washer also, because what I'm about to use was a 6mm thread with an 8mm socket cap. Needed a washer, yes, we all think in unison.

    But that wasn't the only stripped bolt hole. But it would be the only one I was to fix. I didn't have time to pull the motor and tap the other, which had also been helicoiled. I had to hope for the max amount if RTV and the remaining threads to grab what possible.

    I reassembled the bike late that night, let the RTV cure overnight, and took it for a ride Thursday morning. The morning before Ensenada media event. I drove it as hard and fast as I could to create a leak and nothing.

    I'd done it. I fixedly bike with the metaphoric duct tape and bailing wire. I was victorious.

    And stuff and things happily ever after......