NASA Rallysport Banter

Discussion in 'Racing' started by GoGoGavin41, Sep 14, 2017.

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Which kit should Orion get?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2018.
  1. Fox

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  2. Troy Lee

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  3. O'neil

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  4. Carhartt

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  1. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I figured I'd make this thread so we can keep some of our "off topic" discussion separate from the event specific threads for the sake of new competitors. Also so we can have continuous monitoring of @keepshoveling's tire choices for whatever event is coming up.
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  2. Mofo Flake

    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    Also to see who's going to be able to show up with a running Italian motorcycle.

    Rumor has it, @keepshoveling may switch teams?
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  3. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    If you think this is going to make me buy a new battery (after replacing various and sundry engine parts) you've got another thing coming. Jump start at the line or bust.


    Besides, where would I even find a running RXV at this time of year?
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  4. kainam00

    kainam00 Been here awhile

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    From the other thread -

    What are the correct lines?

    In the car, the logic goes something like this:
    First priority - drive around any holes/rocks/mud.
    Second priority - grip. In the words of Tim O'Neil - always sacrifice line for grip.
    After that - late apex by default, as it leaves you with the most options in the unpredictable world of rally. However, since many of these roads have loose gravel and are off-camber on the outside, that is not always desirable (see "Second priority" above).

    Does the same apply to bikes?

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  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Instead of waiting for someone who knows what they're talking about to answer, let me tell you.

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    I don't know.
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  6. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    As long as we're here in this nonsense thread, what's the most hilarious cheapest bike I could run at one of these races (without dying)?
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  7. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I rode in a hare scramble against a TW200. He beat me lol
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    keepshoveling DNF

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    That was my best first answer, but given my cornering ability I'd lose like at least thirty speed against everyone in the straights and the sweep car would have to very gently encourage me to get off the course on every stage.
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I'd say in general I agree with that logic, keeping in mind that bikes are probably at an advantage in the first priority (able to get over/through things easier), and a disadvantage in the second (fewer tires). The only things I found myself going "around" were the few spots of obviously slippery mud and staying in the tire ruts at that really rocky section.
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    poondangle Slow

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    keepshoveling DNF

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  12. poondangle

    poondangle Slow

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    Just keep it over 385cc.
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    And below 750cc
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    To expand on this some, I think the right line for a bike, or any vehicle for that matter, is as straight as possible (maybe?). As you could probably tell from the race, we can use a lot more of the course than a car - cut straight through chicanes, lean way out over the shoulder of the road, etc.
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    keepshoveling DNF

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    This is my #1 race strategy for success. Stick with a class without very many competitors.

    it's called the @poondangle:pynd
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  16. Mofo Flake

    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    Hmmm... This reminds me of someone telling me their strategy for sandblast... But I don't want to give away any secrets...
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  17. Leget

    Leget Rally Tractor Pilot

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    I'm guessing some guys might think it's hilarious but you can find XRL's pretty cheap.
    It's far from the latest and greatest but it just keeps chugging along.
    I'm happy with mine and it's still way faster than I am.
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  18. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    No, the XRL is a legitimate bike. Think more like ruckus scooter or TW200 with "fat guy on a little bike" embroidered on my jersey.
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  19. Leget

    Leget Rally Tractor Pilot

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    Alright, keeping it Italian, maybe a Vespa?
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    keepshoveling DNF

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    With tiny knobbies?
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