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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Scotty Breauxman, Mar 11, 2013.
I have to say that there is a certain charm to the kind of event that you don't have to have the newest and fastest to have fun at.
Here is my final race report
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.
Love this pic. Thanks for the RR.
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!
Bikes lined up for Tech
Riders Meeting Friday night
Dave P - Pumped at the first liaison during Day 1
Joe Janas rocking the 450RR - its the real deal.
Brent at the end of Day 1
Dave P at the end of Day 1 - He wins the "Least Kissable Lips" award.
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.
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!!
Art shot with a couple of sweet bikes with moon in background
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!!
I have a serious case of dune envy....
....maybe if I put some powder on it or somethin'...
Congratulations to all riders and a salute to everybody involved. Truly an inspiration to all wannabe rally raiders, such as myself.
All the best,
looks like the rally was more then a success
So will it happen again next year and will it be open to side by side's ???
I'm hoping so
someone say DUNES ??
So bummed I missed this in realF5time
Congrats to all on what looked like a truly awesome event!
Thanks to all for the great reports and photo's, catching up was fun.
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
really sucking on the computer, but working better on the phone.. snapping a couple stills.. really pro heli stuff
Thanks Uller! Just caught the helicopter footage and commentary, very cool.
Yeah, worked great on the phone!!! Awesome stuff Scotty!!
Dec 1, open to first 40 for two weeks, and 80 total. I just got goosebumps.....
Woohoo, I've been dying to see that footage! Scotty needs to edit out Niño putting a hometowning on me though.
I got a bunch of silly pics on my iPod.
Forgot to smile :lol timing sucks There was ten minutes to go till his start and I felt bad jumping in anyway
ANd here are a couple of teaser screen grabs from last night. Helicopters make it better
- 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.
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...