Sonora Rally 2018

Discussion in 'Racing' started by HogWild, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Motion sick - yes. :(

    Day 1 was really bad, I almost barfed.

    Motion sickness pills for days 2-4 made a huge difference. Highly recommended.
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  2. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    For me, it's learning to completely relax. Don't try to anticipate what the driver is about to do, like which line he will take. When they take a line you wouldn't have, you tense up and it sets you up for being uncomfortable. Even stupid little shit like which way around a bush or something builds that uneasy feeling. If you do puke, be sure to lift the apron on the bottom of your helmet so it doesn't accumulate where you have to keep smelling it for the rest of the day!
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  3. Baja Dad

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    less then 2months away !!!!
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  4. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    I HATE not being able to go :(
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  5. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    You can pay for me to go and I'll send you a postcard every day! :D
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  6. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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    Sorry, all my money is going to doctors and the hospital.
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  7. rides2little

    rides2little Braaaaaap

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    Well that doesn't sound like much fun.....
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  8. Grynch

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    Looking at the map brought back memories... After three months racing moto-x in southern Mexico back in 1997, we finally made it back close to stateside. We had the 94' YZ 125 and DR 350, in the back of the trusty 85' Nissan single cab 4x4. After leaving Puerto Penasco, We decided to cut through the National Park. I remember punching it through some loose sand washes, starting to realize it was a bad idea. We drove up the volcano ; Cerro de Colorado, it was spectacular! I know that this is not part of the route, but if the terrain is anything like this area, this Rally should be epic!
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  9. HogWild

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    The volcano and Pinacate preserve around it are no-go zones for racing. However, there is plenty of "epic" terrain that we do use, as has been seen the last several years. Some areas, such as the big dunes will be familiar to past competitors, while other areas further south will be all new "never raced before".
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  10. Baja Dad

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    Roll call !!!!!
    who's going ???
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  11. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    The two hardest things I had to learn going from a bike to a car was 1-read a GPS at speed,(I don't use GPS on the bike, ever.), 2-pee while being strapped into a race seat bouncing across the desert. I do get motion sick so I take a Bonine the morning of the race and 1 30minutes before I get in the car. After that it's all good.
    It took a season before my driver learned to trust my directions, then we started having some success.
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  12. Baja Dad

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    ok
    so who is entered ????
    how many bikes?
    how many UTV?
    how many 4wheel vehicles?

    It there going to be a DAKAR Challenge class this year?
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  13. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I think we are around 35-40 entries as of a week or so ago, with more coming soon. I don't know the breakdown by category. Yes there will be Dakar Challenge, possibly in two categories.

    Also, Darren just put out a press release.
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  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    My driver might no be able to make it, so I will need help moving my truck from bivy to bivy while I'm racing on the bike.

    Can anyone help out?

    Thanks, Dan
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  15. Baja Dad

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    PM sent
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  16. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Since our bivouacs stay in the far north the first couple of days, the total race time biv-to-biv driving is less this year than last year. If others need a driver, post here and we'll try to find someone for you.

    Thanks Mark for stepping up!
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  17. DaveRMS

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    Is the org offering any "malles moto" support? Carry a box or something?
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  18. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Dave. I've got room. Just throw it in my truck.
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  19. Baja Dad

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    I can do a malles moto Package $250
    Carry 1-box and gear bag ,Supply and set up your tent
    I also have a few NEW sleeping bags ( first come first serve)
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  20. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    We offered a malles moto transport service I think 2 years ago when several people asked for it. When race day came, I think all of those people had backed out or made arrangements with others to transport their stuff. I'll check with Darren to see what he thinks, but at the moment I'm liking the Baja Dad option or coordinating with other teams.
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