2019 NASA Rallysport Sandblast Rally

Discussion in 'Racing' started by GoGoGavin41, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Well, it's the next thing, right?

    https://www.nasarallysport.com/main/

    Many hours of reading from previous year's events linked below. There might even be some useful information in them.

    2018
    2017
    2016
    2015

    Here's some videographic evidence that the event happened last year



    I've heard cars participate in this race too, you might see them in that video.

    Here's the NASA banter thread, where you can talk smack or whatever.


    And I think this thread marks the official opening of the @keepshoveling DNF betting pool.
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  2. Mofo Flake

    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    Hmmmm it'll truly be a "was it him or the bike?"

    Personally, I expect he'll finish the race because he's my friend and I support him.

    (To whoever is taking bets, I got 2 beers that says he doesn't make it past first service)
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  3. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Because of the bike or because of me? :hmmmmm

    What're the current odds running at?
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  4. Mofo Flake

    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    It's too early to tell if I'm in 100% after my overly disappointing show 2018. I may need to switch machines... I've lost a lot of confidence in the mutt.
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  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Seems kind of high... Probably because it fails to include C_{ookie}= cookies eaten, rolling three month average on an annualized basis.

    Last year Italian bikes were 0/3 as I recall. Assuming Bill doesn't get a new bike, who else are you roping in to spread the sadness around?
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    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    1/4...

    Janik on the Ducati

    Don't you worry... I can spread sadness
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  7. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I could ride my Aprilia

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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I got 26.7% from that with reasonable guesses on a few things.
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  9. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    In. Deep and hard.
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  10. dwdantzler

    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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    I really hope I'm in this time
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  11. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    I'm hoping to attend next spring.

    I might even bring along my personal nurse/pit babe. :smooch With that I guess I'll have to book an actual place to sleep that has a solid roof over our heads. Any suggestions as I probably should do that asap.
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  12. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I know the Quality Inn added brighter lights to the building, I'm assuming, in order to try to deter race vehicle theft, which I think has happened there in the past. That's the only hotel I've stayed in.
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  13. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    Thanks.

    The theft thing immediately crossed my mind when I thought about a motel. The campground was nice and quiet plus I slept with my bike and you can walk around in your underwear. I'm hoping a non-descript enclosed trailer will help.
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  14. rkdwp

    rkdwp Axel Anderson Supporter

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    Hey everybody,

    I'm considering a run at Sand Blast this year. It'd be my first rally, so I've got a million things to learn. I've read through the previous years' threads, which had lots of helpful information, as well as the Supplemental Regulations from last year. Most of it made sense. Reviewing the results from last year, I'm keeping my expectations low and anticipate racing the sweep vehicles, but the pace seems doable to me. I have decent experience in the sand: the NJ Pine Barrens is my local riding area, and I've ridden the PB500 the past few years.

    I'd be riding a 690 Enduro R which I believe would fall in the medium weight class. I've got a bit of bike work to do and will need to purchase a roll chart, but I think my machine is mostly ready to race.

    - When would folks recommend signing up? It looks like registration has opened during December in previous years.
    - What other things should I learn/read/etc while waiting on the next few months?

    I'm sure I'll have more questions as the date approaches...
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  15. Holden

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    I too plan on attending - will be my first rally (I had planned on doing BRS...)
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  16. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Are you in brooklyn? Let's go practice in the pine barrens!

    Otherwise, check out the threads from the last couple of years. I did a couple posts of my checklist of things to bring and then my post-race thoughts and other folks have done similar that's quite helpful.

    Yessss! It's so much fun. I mean, I've heard. I wouldn't actually know, but the part where you get the bike ready and you ride it for a little bit before DNF'ing is pretty fun.
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  17. rkdwp

    rkdwp Axel Anderson Supporter

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    Yeah - that'd be awesome! We've probably got at bit more time before it's too cold to really ride. I'm currently waiting on a couple parts to get the bike running again but should have it all in order by next weekend.

    I read your recap from last year (or maybe it was the year before...) and it was super helpful. I'm fully prepared for a DNF!
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  18. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    My recap from last year is roughly the same as my recap from BRS last year. Which, because I apparently enjoy other people enjoying my suffering, is below.


    New goal for this coming year is to DNF in stage three or maybe even four.
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    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    A little birdie told me that could be a rather poor assumption to make...

    Might need to check the calendar next year for RMR etc. and see where this fits in...I feel like the new bike will need to stretch her legs a bit...
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  20. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    -If you're sure you're racing, sign up as soon as early entry opens.
    -Probably the main thing worth learning is how the time controls work. Very similar to an enduro if you've ever done one. I think it's covered in this video (TBH I didn't watch the whole thing). It's the only thing about the day that really gives me any anxiety, the rest is just riding a motorcycle, which I'll presume you're already fairly proficient with.

    Also watch every SB video on youtube to psych yourself up and incorrectly convince yourself you could somehow memorize some of the stages.
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