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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    12.5%
  3. O'neil

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Carhartt

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I think the opposite will happen with ARA unfortunately.

    I got routed to some ARA guy to try to plead the moto case, sent him a message a few hours ago. Trying to stay optimistic but I really feel like the organization has totally put it out of their minds as this point.
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    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    They ignore every message.
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    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    Twenty signed up riders might change that.
    I think a rally on gravel, like BFR, is a whole lot friendlier to new racers, as that surface is much more familiar. And riders know what their margin for error is on gravel. A new racer to sand.... turns a good number of folks off.
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  4. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    I've repeatedly asked them if they would consider a minimum number of riders, and if they'd call me to discuss it. They've never replied to any of my inquiries.
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    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    Ray, I appreciate your efforts. I owe ya another beer!
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    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    The thing is, I have about 3 free hours a week. I spend those trying to get legal singletrack in Pisgah, and Motorcycle entries at a few ARA rallies. Both ventures are likely doomed to failure, and either would be incredibly rewarding if achieved.
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    So after exchanging a few messages with this guy, the takeaways are that the risk of injury aspect is still holding them back, which perhaps has some merit but I think could be addressed, and also that most of their rallies are already full. The second one is difficult to argue against.

    It seems more and more like this is the answer:

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    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    I'm glad you got responses. Maybe I'm reaching out to the wrong people.
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I think it only happened because the admin of the North American Rally facebook group tagged him in a response to me.
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Made the 2022 SB thread

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    Now I just need to accumulate ~10 years of suspension tuning experience in a few months.
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    Can't wait to see you there!
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    On one hand I agree… but on another hand sand keeps speeds down and is much softer to fall on. The roads in Sandablast are wide and tend to have a much larger margin for error as well.

    Thank you guys for reaching out to ARA, it may be worth mentioning to them the rapid growth of off-road/adv motorcycle riding and racing in general. I feel like rally is at an intersection of a lot of those disciplines and is a huge untapped market in the US. This should be interesting to them if they want to grow the sport. Even if he events are filling up, the car rally community is rather static, with few new people jumping into the sport because you’re looking at tens of thousands of dollars before you’re at the start line of your first event. Speaking from personal experience here.

    While the risk of injury is hard to argue with, but from other cost perspective I feel like RallyMoto should be a good value to organizers. We take up very little space, can have less spacing between vehicles, do much less damage to the roads, make less noise, and poise less liability risk to locals. I’ve never organized a rally though, so I may be completely wrong and we’re a huge pain in the ass
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    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    Just finished entry.

    How much interest is there in this December 18th Outback "Test and Tune"? I can put it in the main post of the SB thread if enough people are planning to come. Maybe someone could coordinate a similar get together farther north?

    Unclear if Bill will do the clinic or race, he said there was a bunch of COVID red tape to jump through last year.
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    Can't do that weekend because it's Laurel's birthday weekend. But I might not be able to do any other weekend either. Keep me posted on whatever date you choose.


    No one ever caught covid on a dirtbike. That's the position of this pro science guy. Not starting a debate, making a joke.
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  15. Karl G.

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    Anyone going to the NEPA rally Feb 4-5?
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    Feb in NEPA? I’m not seeing this listed on the nasa page.
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    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    Gotcha.
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    It would be a good winter Rally.
    No transitions. I wonder if they're moving it from April or adding it.