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Stagehand 02-14-2012 07:31 AM

Rally West Virginia 2012
 
Just got an email informing me the date is now July 27-28, 2012, at Snowshoe Mountain.

I had a really good time, last year: D I dont think I can repeat the performance, but it will be fun to try. :freaky

www.rallywv.com

Seth S 02-14-2012 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Stagehand (Post 17984444)
Just got an email informing me the date is now July 27-28, 2012, at Snowshoe Mountain.

I had a really good time, last year: D I dont think I can repeat the performance, but it will be fun to try. :freaky

www.rallywv.com

I think we will be there this year:
http://crazyswede.smugmug.com/Compet...35806447-M.jpg

Pomo 02-14-2012 11:28 AM

I've never done a motorcycle race in my life, but this one has been standing in my backyard taunting me for the last 2 years. It looks awesome. I'm hoping to try it this year! :ricky

FreeTheBeast 02-14-2012 06:06 PM

I haven't tried RWV yet
 
I'll put this on my calendar and hope to make it. I have yet to run in Rally West Virginia. I like the timing of this event.

Stagehand 02-14-2012 06:59 PM

There were definitely a few rough edges last year. I hope they get them sorted out. The roads were pretty cool, though. Some of it got canned at the last minute (one of the rough edges) and we ended up with a 20 mile stage through a timber company's land, private road, so not much chance of oncoming :D 20 miles is a nice distance. A lot can happen. Ran it four or five times forward and reverse.

Officially, a lot of things were sub par but I really hope they pull it together, it has great potential.

Country Doc 02-14-2012 08:25 PM

It's on my calendar. I'll be there if it's on. So far, sounds promising. It sounds like the organizers could learn from last year, which I don't doubt they have.

Here's to a great RWV!

dc

crankshaft 02-14-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Country Doc (Post 17990129)
It's on my calendar. I'll be there if it's on. So far, sounds promising. It sounds like the organizers could learn from last year, which I don't doubt they have.

Here's to a great RWV!

dc

Make sure you have a crew or someone keeping tabs on you. The area is in a no cell area, because of the radio telescopes at the near by research center.
If you get stuck in the bush, nobody will know where you are and you won't be able to call. Handheld HAM might be a good idea.

Pomo 02-14-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by crankshaft (Post 17990262)
Make sure you have a crew or someone keeping tabs on you. The area is in a no cell area, because of the radio telescopes at the near by research center.
If you get stuck in the bush, nobody will know where you are and you won't be able to call. Handheld HAM might be a good idea.

Snowshoe has some cell reception, though you may have to stand on a big pile of dirt in the parking lot to find it. SPOT trackers and the like still work out here.

seasider 02-15-2012 04:30 AM

I'm going to try this one this year. Turn signals and brake light being installed on the XR as we speak along with a motor "chech up" (Thanks Combustion Cycles!).
Without wanting to start a tire debate I have 606's mounted now. Speak up if they are not appropriate.I may not listen anyway cause the wallet will make the call at the time :D

jonnykilo 02-15-2012 05:31 AM

Rally WV
 
Sweet. Looking forward to it.

crankshaft 02-15-2012 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Pomo (Post 17990391)
Snowshoe has some cell reception, though you may have to stand on a big pile of dirt in the parking lot to find it. SPOT trackers and the like still work out here.

I think I was able to get a signal in the big parking lot up top but nothing on the stages. When I had the mechanical breakdown, my Wife was freaking out, She could see the scoring but had no other information. I was there alone. Fortunately Dave, Christian and Jason rescued me about 4am after hearing from the rally people that I was stuck in the middle of the stage.
I was getting ready to start walking back to the resort which was about 15 miles away:lol3

The one stage road was really nice though, the surface was good and the terrain had just enough elevation changes without being overly technical about it.

kpt4321 02-15-2012 06:41 AM

This is much more convenient to me than Sandblast was. I stuck it on my calendar, it's a ways out but I'd really like to run this!

johnson357 02-15-2012 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by crankshaft (Post 17991935)
I think I was able to get a signal in the big parking lot up top but nothing on the stages. When I had the mechanical breakdown, my Wife was freaking out, She could see the scoring but had no other information. I was there alone. Fortunately Dave, Christian and Jason rescued me about 4am after hearing from the rally people that I was stuck in the middle of the stage.
I was getting ready to start walking back to the resort which was about 15 miles away:lol3

The one stage road was really nice though, the surface was good and the terrain had just enough elevation changes without being overly technical about it.

Maybe they should get a sweep rider like they do in Harescrambles at some of the tracks.....would be a good way to get more volunteers......also what are these roads like...is this mostly grave? Do you have to have leathers?

Seth S 02-15-2012 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by seasider (Post 17991654)
I have 606's mounted now.

:super

Stagehand 02-15-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by johnson357 (Post 17992148)
Maybe they should get a sweep rider like they do in Harescrambles at some of the tracks.....would be a good way to get more volunteers......also what are these roads like...is this mostly grave? Do you have to have leathers?

Its essentially like Black River. Gravel/hardpack. More elevation, though, but regardless- no leathers just regular gear.
There is a sweep truck, or combo and heavy sweep in theory, just like other rallies. THis one slipped through the cracks, unfortunately.


I pretty much have 606's on permanent install :D


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