Road Rally nOOb - Now with more rallies & welcoming more Road Rally n00bs!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Boondoggle, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    ooh this is gonna be interesting

    I already have 2 decent routes that I know won't win :lol3

    And to add to Boonie's hint about e-mail folder - on my iPhone I keep a copy of all the rally materials in my files (saved as PDFs), so no connection is required to view/review them.
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  2. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    Oh and if you’re a Niitwit this year, check your email
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  3. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    I love getting rally related email.
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  4. horseiron1

    horseiron1 Been here awhile

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    Looks like a fun rally(NIIT WIt). It’s my first one. I’m doing the 12 hr. Wish me luck. :lol3
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  5. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    It should be a blast. I still haven't ridden the NIIT but have heard so many great things about it. The 12 hr should be a great introduction to rallies.

    Have fun!
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  6. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    You'll have a great time. Hopefully the weather is good, end of October is sometimes iffy. I still have PTSD from the arctic hell we rode in during the 2017 NIITWIT. "You'll have a great time" they said...:lol3
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  7. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    Yeah I froze my ass off too, but at the same time it was one of my favorite rides ever.

    I’m getting fired up for tomorrow
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  8. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    The planning for the NIITWIt looks like it's going to be interesting. Can't wait to see the rally book.
  9. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    I’ve been trying to ignore it until after tomorrow but yeah it sounds like it will be cool.

    Meanwhile, here’s an update on my ride so far:
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  10. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    Wait what????


    Were we goin?


    Tomorrow? I need to Pack you need to talk, double Yankee fast.

    I gots a full tank and nothing but time, rear tire is roasted but I can find one in a dumpster somewhere's.
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  11. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    This ones gonna be a slab fest I’m afraid, but I think I have a plan. Gotta catch a little shuteye first though
  12. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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    Good luck
  13. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Been here awhile

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    Have a great rally, y’all. Take it easy oldsickle
  14. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    Home safe and have a full schedule for the next few hours

    Great to see everybody! sorry I wasn’t more social last night I think I got dehydrated or something- felt punchy as hell and woke up feeling like ass even after not drinking any alcohol

    But I think I’m gonna write these last two up later on if I get any farting-around time because they’re an interesting comparison in how rallies can go.

    Summary:

    TN twister - lousy preparation, made a couple dumb reading errors, great ride, great time, scored 11 of 12

    VOID 10-hr: better prep, couple of dumb reading errors but got lucky on a big one, great time, ended up with top score :shog

    Really great to meet the new guys and watch them try to figure this stuff out. As I was heading for bed Jim was already pricing fuel cells

    Ta-daa:

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  15. BasicJim

    BasicJim Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great to meet you, Lance! And congrats on a great planning and even better execution! Nice piece of Acrylic!!!
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  16. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    Congratulations Lance, excellent ride!
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  17. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    thanks! One of the things I've learned in this stuff is that sometimes it's just not your day- but once in a while it is!
  18. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    Great ride Lance! Congrats on the win!
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  19. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Nice Job Boonie!!
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  20. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Sweet top spot @Boondoggle !!

    It was great to see everyone - swapping stories and sharing the ride afterwards is always a good time.

    I did alright - happy with 5th place for PA solo starters. Best part - the bonus I lost did't affect my standing or that would have haunted me :lol3
    ... full disclosure the 'real' winners were mostly 2-up (separated into their own category) so technically I was 8th but hey whatever.

    I'll draft up some lies and share a RR soon as well in a day or so. Was a long, cold ride home today, but thats they way it goes.

    Love me some Void
    :ricky
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