2018 NASA Rallysport Sandblast Rally

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  1. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Footage from last year's event...

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  2. Mofo Flake

    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    @BC61, will there be a class this time?
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  3. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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  4. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    maybe... :1drink
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  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    In. Bill's racing dakar this year, so I don't know how much energy he'll have to come back and give a class. On the other hand, the class will be cake compared to dakar.
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  6. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I'm getting pretty excited for March. This is one of my favorite SB videos



    I really like the song. The footage reminds me that I need to work on my starts. My original perspective was that my finish probably wouldn't be decided by a second or two, but given that that was the case at BRS17, I guess I need to improve that...
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  7. Leget

    Leget Rally Tractor Pilot

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    Speaking of starts....
    I'm glad I got this problem with the old Rally Tractor sorted out during Shakedown.
    This was at the Sandblast Rally, I was a little too conservative with the rev-limiter.
    I really have to wring the guts out of my bike to get anything out of it and I still need a lot more.
    You guys and your fancy dirt-sickles make it tough to keep up.

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  8. Leget

    Leget Rally Tractor Pilot

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    +1 :beer
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  9. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    That dog at 1:40 is terrifying.
    "I think we need to raise the rev limiter" :rofl
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  10. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    Maybe... March eh?

    To even have a chance of making it happen, the Quebexican (snow Mexican from Quebec :rofl) first has to make a mental note that March is not winter and the bike can't be in a 1000 bits and pieces spread out in the garage. :deal

    Cheers

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  11. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Speaking of which, can you run the Canadian rallies with just plain knobbies or will you be miserable/die?
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  12. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    You mean the winter events with no studs? You will be miserable unless there is more snow cover than ice which render the studs useless. But there is always that one corner so buy a Powerball ticket, the odds are better.

    I'm not doing any of the winter events, it's way out of my league but will probably be service for a team or on the stage somewhere as a worker.

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  13. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Just so the issue gets the yearly notoriety, @Anders Green is there any hope of allowing mousses this year in either the Canadian or US based events?
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  14. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Are they spendy? Do you have a decent link to where I can go read up on them?
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  15. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    I'm putting formulating a rule change proposal in regards to that... :deal

    Talking by experience, if you want any change to happen you or a group of individuals have to put in a formal rule proposal addressed to NASA via the official channels. Make it structured and polite, quote the existing rule and then the proposed rule or wording change and back it with some good rational as to why it should change. The more people get involved in a rule change (in the proper way) the more chances it will pass especially if it has nothing to do with insurance policies, or regulation that go above and beyond those of rally. A rule change proposal is also a bit like a petition.

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  16. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    Umm? from what I understand not very expensive. Contact Hugo"AT"bestgrip.ca I know he is the distributor for the studs or competiteur"AT"cxerallye.com. They are 2 sizes that are mandated (1 front, 1 rear) to level the playing field and make sure no one shows up with some kind of monstrosity.

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  17. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    Stud convo from the banter thread.
    Pirelli or Metzeler brand tires. Bestgrip brand studs, front wheel: model 1750 rear wheel: model 1800R.
    http://www.gripstuds.com/Motorcycle_Winter_Dirt_Bike.php

    The cost of tires and studs pretty much is inhibiting me from doing the winter rally. That and I probably won't be ready the way things are going now.

    I'm still entertaining one of the spring/summer time events.
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  18. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I'm wondering if this is an issue of street legality.
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  19. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    IIRC it was an issue of cost.
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  20. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    My recollection from reading an older sandblast thread was that it was an issue of car mousses being too expensive to make them a necessity and then there not being enough moto guys in the organization to really make the case internally that cars and bikes are fundamentally different on this point (and you can't limp in on three wheels if one goes). That was a bit of reading between the lines too.
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