2020 NASA Rallysport Sandblast Rally (Feb 29)

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  1. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    It's that time of year again. Reserved Entry has opened for the 2020 Sandblast Rally.

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

    Come out and watch race cars and bikes get stuck in the sand and mud. Note - 2019 was uncharacteristically muddy, hopefully it won't be like this in 2020. I'll defer to @keepshoveling for weather predictions.



    Volunteer and get showered with sand and rocks while holding a Kindle.



    Enter your own vehicle and get super stressed about timing penalties / experience the exhilaration of 100+ mph in deep sand / make new friends / get beat by professionals



    Read up on past year's events in order to get more smarter

    2019
    2018
    2017
    2016
    2015

    Come banter on the NASA Banter Thread

    Or do none of these things and become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone.
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  2. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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  3. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    I will not be able to become filled with regret. Signed up and paid for 2020!
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  4. NVTS

    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    I'm in. Accommodations booked. Hope the Super Enduro doesn't kill me.
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  5. shooter_t1

    shooter_t1 Been here awhile

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    This race looks like some fun. Even has an adv class for rally noobs like me.
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  6. SloSolo2

    SloSolo2 Long timer

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    I've been meaning to come to the rally for years but never make it. This time I signed up to work radio so now I have to go. My list of radios was kind of sad, may have to make an effort to fix that before the rally.
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  7. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    you should go and take Bill’s class beforehand. But also know that the ADV class is not a thing despite being up there and it also doesn’t matter that it’s not a thing. You will still get to race and have fun.
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  8. NVTS

    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    This race is a ton of fun. My favorite part is resetting your trip meter before each stage: because there's 4-14 miles of unrestricted lunacy when the clock says GO!
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  9. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Yeah, and after sweep is done you get to race!
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  10. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    It's a great time with great people. Do it!

    Definitely take Bill's class.
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  11. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Where all the bike entries at?
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  12. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    Yeah! What he said!
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  13. dwdantzler

    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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    My bike is still in several piles in the shop. I'm still hopeful but I'm not signing up until I have a running bike.
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  14. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    I'm out this year. I will miss everyone. And the racing.
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Just kidding.



    Committed to V2R?
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  16. dmark84

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    This has been on my radar for a few years now. Only a 3 hour drive from me. I've raced enduros and harescrambles but want to try rally. Trying to get a sense of cost, looks like:

    $130 if Bill does a clinic
    $45 NASA membership
    $65 NASA license
    $290 entry fee before Jan 18

    So easily a $500 weekend? Plus I need to find a bike because two strokes aren't allowed. I have a XT500 I'm building but that probably won't be ready until next year.
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  17. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Add lodging (which could be as cheap as $0...) and event specific bike prep (tires, etc) but yes your math is right. Definitely more $ than a weekend of enduro, but I feel it's worth it. Especially if they provide another bike event this year.
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  18. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    Because I'm not sure I can stay away from the great weather and seeing you lovely humans, I think I'm going to make the trek.

    However I won't be competing as that will save my already thin wallet well over $500 dollarbucks. I'm thinking of giving back and volunteering. I'll most likely stay at H Pooper Brown campground.
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  19. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Working on fitness. Just started riding a bicycle. It's miserable. Wtf do people do this for again? Don't they know about dirt bikes? Let's see how it goes a little longer before saying I'm committed.

    Rally is fantastic. It's so fun and the people are so good. I mean, other than me but I won't be there this year so you're golden.

    Also include cost of transportation. Less if you live in SC like you but a lot more if you're coming from wisconsin for example. And the medical if you've never done it before.

    I'd run new tires, personally so that's another $150, but they're not done on just the one day so at least you can keep running them. Plus depending on the lights your bike has and how fast you are I'd seriously consider some extra lighting, although that's also a one time expense.

    Definitely 100% take bill's class if you can. If I lived down there, I'd take the class every year even if I wasn't racing.

    I'd love to see another bike event, any word on anything, @GoGoGavin41?
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  20. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    It doesn't get any easier, you just get faster. Keep it up friend. You'll be hooked.
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