The BAJA RALLY de MOTOS

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

  1. BucketHead

    BucketHead Would-Be Camel Man

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    Awesome!
  2. Chilly

    Chilly Been here awhile

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  3. Chilly

    Chilly Been here awhile

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    Found this little gem when I got around to unloading. I guess the magnet doesn't really need a fancy holder, just let it ride on the disc. That was just the way it was sitting when I pulled the front wheel off.

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  4. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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  5. Durwood

    Durwood AKA Chinga D

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    I was great to see old friends, put a few faces to avatars and meet some new rally nuts as well. I can say without exception that everyone I encountered was fantastic, and isn't that what this sport is all about?

    While the 690 may not have been the best selection for this rally, (Chilly) i felt pretty good with a 7th after the first special...only to throw it away with a senior moment and lousy navigation later in the day, but hey...that's what it's all about.

    Thanks again for everyone involved for a great time and fun event, and hopefully we will see you all again in the Spring!

    Chinga Darin
  6. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Enjoy...

    Bikes lined up for Tech

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    Riders Meeting Friday night

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    Dave P - Pumped at the first liaison during Day 1

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    Joe Janas rocking the 450RR - its the real deal.

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    Brent at the end of Day 1

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    Dave P at the end of Day 1 - He wins the "Least Kissable Lips" award.

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    There was enough Klim riding gear around this event to pay for the Helicopter - Thanks to Klim for sponsoring the Chopper to get great aerial footage. I can't wait to see the event videos.

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    Start of Day 2

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    You have seen the dunes section already - here's another pic of the battle to the finish. I saw video of winner Andy Grider hitting this section, he OWNED it!!

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    Art shot with a couple of sweet bikes with moon in background

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    Good times.
  7. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Hey everybody,
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this event and a big thank you to Scotty and his event staff. Also to the people of Baja for letting us race through their beautiful backyard. A huge thank you to Dave Peckham for not only the race support but also for prepping my bike immaculately.
    I really enjoyed the vibe in the bivy after the days stages, very relaxed and yet it was still a race atmosphere. Really enjoyed meeting everyone from the ADVrider forum.
    The rally route was great, a little of everything for everybody. While racing down the beach Sunday, I couldnt help but think how awsome it is that there are still places where you can race on a beach, imagine trying to get permission to do that here in the states??
    To my team mates Dave, Phil,Charlie, Joe and Dirk thanks for all your help and making this an unforgettable experience.
    Hope to see you all in the spring!!
  8. Stovebolt

    Stovebolt Team Ruptured Buzzard

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    I have a serious case of dune envy....

    ....maybe if I put some powder on it or somethin'...

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    Congratulations to all riders and a salute to everybody involved. Truly an inspiration to all wannabe rally raiders, such as myself.

    All the best,

    Stovey
  9. silverstone

    silverstone Been here awhile

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    looks like the rally was more then a success :clap


    So will it happen again next year and will it be open to side by side's ???

    I'm hoping so
  10. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    someone say DUNES ??

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  11. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    So bummed I missed this in realF5time :becca

    Congrats to all on what looked like a truly awesome event! :clap

    Thanks to all for the great reports and photo's, catching up was fun. :freaky
  12. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    Scotty Breauxman just posted on Facebook that there will be a Baja Rally recap and sneak peak of Heli Footage on http://seattime.co/live/ @ 7:00 PM PDT

    Edit: You can still watch it. Scotty starts at the 1:06:40 mark
  13. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    really sucking on the computer, but working better on the phone.. snapping a couple stills.. really pro heli stuff
  14. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Thanks Uller! Just caught the helicopter footage and commentary, very cool. :clap
  15. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Yeah, worked great on the phone!!! Awesome stuff Scotty!!
  16. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Dec 1, open to first 40 for two weeks, and 80 total. I just got goosebumps.....
  17. cross-country

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    Woohoo, I've been dying to see that footage! Scotty needs to edit out Niño putting a hometowning on me though. :lol3
  18. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I got a bunch of silly pics on my iPod.

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    Forgot to smile :lol timing sucks :D There was ten minutes to go till his start and I felt bad jumping in anyway

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    ANd here are a couple of teaser screen grabs from last night. Helicopters make it better :D

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  19. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    - from SeatTime Live last night (uller thanks for posting about it)

    the Official Announcement will come this week but my "goofy notes" are as follows:
    Baja Rally 2
    Dates: Wed, May 21 - Sun, May 25 (Mon, May 26 is Memorial Day)
    Wed, May 21 - Register/Check-In
    Thurs, May 22 - Prologue 50 mile time trial to define starting order
    Fri, May 23 - Sun, May 25 - full bore racing, 300 mile days, long stages with transfers

    Dec 1 - event registration opens for 2 weeks (40 riders guaranteed at this time). Scotty is open to expanding enrollment to 80.

    Fee $1850 - includes 5 nights camping, food and fuel though.


    *** these are my "goofy notes" - they are very much subject to change and NOT IN ANY WAY official.
  20. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    May 21-25 ?

    That's a quick turnaround from a Sept race the year prior.

    This event looked so great. Looks somewhat approachable even as a "ride-to-finish" adventure for an amateur. Hoping to add this to the calendar...

    dc