The BAJA RALLY de MOTOS

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

  1. guymanbro

    guymanbro da Vermonster

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    I'm planning on building my 1999 KTM 640E but the more I ride my new-to-me Gas Gas FSE 450, the more I'm thinking about taking that. . . Neither has nav equipment yet and I'll likely just go with the bar-mount setup for simplicity. And my 60CSX just took on too much water and has stopped responding so I'll be replacing that soon too.

    A pic of the Gas Gas with my better half showing her approval:

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    She was the first to put the Gas Gas on the ground (note the shoulder):

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  2. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Congratulations and Welcome to the Inaugural BAJA RALLY

    1 TIM SOMMERS
    2 BEN MYBURGH
    3 KEVIN MUGGLETON
    4 MIKE GAYNOR
    5 ART JOHNSON
    6 CHRIS VESTAL
    7 JOHN HENSON
    8 PHIL BOWMAN
    9 JOE BOLTON
    10 BILL CONGER
    11 ADAM FORCH
    12 NED SUESSE
    13 PHIL WALKER
    14 DAVE PECKHAM
    15 CHILLY WHITE
    16 TUMU ROCK
    17 MARK VANSCOURT
    18 RICKY JOHNSON
    19 ANGELO VICEK
    20 MATT DEVALL
    21 DIRK KESSLER
    22 HARI IDDAMSETTY
    23 MIKE JOHNSON
    24 TONY GURULE
    25 JEREMY BROWN
    26 JASON ADAMS
    27 DARIN CRAIG
    28 MONTE MOLA
    29 GERARDO “NIÑO” ROJAS
    30 CHARLIE RAUSEO
    31 MIKE SHIRLEY
  3. Offroadie1

    Offroadie1 Adventurer

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    At last. Great project.
    We are all waiting over here in Europe for a desert rally in the states that we can go to.

    Cool runnings to all.

    (Btw ..... Everyone has great names). :-)
  4. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    It is time to get this party started!!
    Lets see what bikes are being built for this race???
    What are you riding?
    What type of Rally setup are you using?

    come on let see it !!!!:deal
    Official roster & riders' numbers
    this is not the starting order

    1 TIM SOMMERS
    2 BEN MYBURGH----KTM 525 Rally
    3 KEVIN MUGGLETON---- Honda 450x Moto Rally
    4 MIKE GAYNOR-------------KTM 640 Rally
    5 ART JOHNSON
    6 CHRIS VESTAL-- KTM 500 exc Moto Rally kit
    7 JOHN HENSON
    8 PHIL BOWMAN
    9 JOE BOLTON--------KTM 400 EXC Rally
    10 BILL CONGER------ Husky 449 rally
    11 ADAM FORCH
    12 NED SUESSE
    13 PHIL WALKER
    14 DAVE PECKHAM------Honda 450x Rally
    15 CHILLY WHITE
    16 TUMU ROCK------------Gas Gas 450
    17 MARK VANSCOURT------Husaberg 450 Rally
    18 RICKY JOHNSON
    19 ANGELO VICEK
    20 MATT DEVALL
    21 DIRK KESSLER
    22 HARI IDDAMSETTY
    23 MIKE JOHNSON
    24 TONY GURULE
    25 JEREMY BROWN
    26 JASON ADAMS
    27 DARIN CRAIG
    28 MONTE MOLA
    29 GERARDO “NIÑO” ROJAS
    30 CHARLIE RAUSEO
    31 MIKE SHIRLEY <!-- / message --><!-- edit note -->
  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I must be twice as lucky :D
  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    For the record being number has NOTHING to do with speed.... :lol3

    so with only 31 entries... what are the chances of picking our own race numbers?
  8. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    There's also another new rally coming, possibly in early 2014. I didn't want to interfere with Baja Rally by saying anything before Scotty filled up his roster, but it looks like he's all set!

    We preran some of it on bikes a few weeks ago, and again in a Dakar car last week. Terrain and navigation should be quite different than Baja Rally and Mexican 1000 Rally. It's Diabolical!

    Please don't fill this thread with comments about this. I don't want to mess up this Baja Rally thread. I'll make an official thread in the coming weeks. I just wanted to let people know there is more good rally stuff to come, so don't go cheap with your nav equipment for Baja Rally!
  9. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I doubt it very highly the numbers that are on that list is your racing number
    As per Scotty's email
  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    oh I'm fully aware of that! just making silly comments :lol3

    p.s. - you get my pm?
  11. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    What you don't like number two I suppose you want number one!!

    Yes I did coming at you today
  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    yup! just add that 3 in front of the 1 :rofl

    Hey Scotty! info sent!!
  13. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking of the minimalist approach.

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    Of course I will bring my spare road book holder

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  14. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Hi Art,

    It's been a while since we did routes together. It will be great to see you again.

    I know I sell nav gear, so take my opinion with a grain of salt...

    I *strongly* recommend an electric roadbook reader for two reasons:

    1) I think rally is fun. I like to share it and have newcomers have a great first experience. Manual readers usually undermine that. They are such a pain in the a$$ that people end up turned off to the whole thing. YMMV.

    2) It's simply not as safe. It's impossible to adjust a manual roadbook safely at any kind of (race pace) speed in rough terrain without compromising your control over the bike.

    Just my $0.02.

    Dave

  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  16. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  17. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    I would listen to Mr Peckham. The amount of people working and time invested into creating challenging navigation and terrain on these stages cannot be emphasized enough. If you find yourself suddenly in the front of the field, you don't want to be dickin' around with one of those manual P'sOS.

    I know the requirements allow for a manual RB reader:deal, but the conceived routes are only going to evolve toward more challenging and lengthy.


    SB


  18. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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    I say go with the manual roadbook holder, I'd like at least one person to roll in after me :lol3
  19. Baja Dad

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    Come on guys!!!
    lets hear about what bikes are being built ???
  20. Durwood

    Durwood AKA Chinga D

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    I'll be on my 690 with a pretty basic nav package I just got from Dave at RMS and some additional fuel... no frills here, I'm keeping it simple.