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Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 70,019
Posted By modernbeat
He's listed in the starting order for tomorrow....

He's listed in the starting order for tomorrow. Thought that meant you had completed the stage. :huh
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 831,456
Posted By modernbeat
I also agree. The 4-wheel thread has been mostly...

I also agree. The 4-wheel thread has been mostly foam-free, and I like my cars and foam. I do check in the Cliff Notes thread during the day, but usually go through the F5 thread in the evening.
...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 70,019
Posted By modernbeat
Do they do the seeding on lifetime results,...

Do they do the seeding on lifetime results, recent results, or closed session judgement?

In the USA we are seeded by a "Speed Factor" based on the stage times from our best three events in the...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 70,019
Posted By modernbeat
I thought the starting order was based on last...

I thought the starting order was based on last year's finish position. Is it not? If so, since Gordon was a DSQ last year, he'd start near the back with the first timers.
Forum: Racing 01-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 70,019
Posted By modernbeat
I recall that the trucks used to start before the...

I recall that the trucks used to start before the cars and bikes. That may be Ari passing the truck and not the other way around.

Still, that truck is hauling to keep up with the Group-B Evolution...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,686
Posted By modernbeat
Anyone modified a RAM mount to work with the...

Anyone modified a RAM mount to work with the Auxiliary Power Adapter? Looks like it might not be possible because the battery cover might be taller.

Another 12v power alternative might be...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,634
Posted By modernbeat
Over on Expedition Portal a hack was posted that...

Over on Expedition Portal a hack was posted that allows Bad-Elf tracks to be ported to a shared Google Map using Dropbox. Requires a data-connected smart phone and the Bad Elf GPS receiver, but you...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,167,753
Posted By modernbeat
I get the feeling that it's only worn when the...

I get the feeling that it's only worn when the camera is on him. I've seen him rip it off his head with a small amount of disgust for it as the camera pans away after an interview is over.

Also,...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,208
Posted By modernbeat
I've been told that we are the oldest car...

I've been told that we are the oldest car currently campaigned in Rally America. I know we were the oldest car on the Vintage Rally Championship website. The damn thing is 50 years old now. We're...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,208
Posted By modernbeat
For car shows, it's loaded up. But for rally,...

For car shows, it's loaded up. But for rally, it's the grab handle to extricate ourselves from the cage. :clap Vintage cars are really tight when you put a modern FIA cage in them.
Forum: Racing 12-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,208
Posted By modernbeat
If it's got the three cylinder, there is no oil...

If it's got the three cylinder, there is no oil in the crankcase. It's in the gas tank! :lol3

I unfortunately know way too much about them. Here's my Historic class rally car.
...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 151,721
Posted By modernbeat
I plan on spectating it in a truck in 2014. So...

I plan on spectating it in a truck in 2014. So I'll be paying attention to how you guys get on with the race.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By modernbeat
I should have stated in the original post I...

I should have stated in the original post I wasn't literally going to trail the rally, but leapfrog it so I could be one of those guys watching the racers.

And RDWalker, from my last two trips in...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By modernbeat
Spectating Dakar 2014??

Assuming it's still in South America, which it looks like it will be, my girlfriend and I are planning a driving trip from Texas to South America to spectate at the 2014 Dakar.

Yes, driving, not...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By modernbeat
I am familar with competitive offroad motorcycle...

I am familar with competitive offroad motorcycle events. This is another option. It's geared towards rally cars. But allowances have been made to allow motorcycles also. That is why there is a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-16-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By modernbeat
It's not clear from the instructions, but...

It's not clear from the instructions, but Motorcycle entries are half the price of car entries. Something about being twice as fun, or half the damage, or something like that. :-P
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By modernbeat
I don't have a good video or picture of the...

I don't have a good video or picture of the finished course, but I do have video of the first cut of the actual course, and another video of another course that was groomed the same way.

Here is a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-14-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By modernbeat
Texas Rally Sprint near Austin for motorcycles and all caged cars

I'm taking this straight off their Facebook page:

Texas will have a rally this year! This is your chance to get a taste of rally without having to travel half way across the country. And we have a...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,250,278
Posted By modernbeat
Call to all the dormant F5 team. Did the FIA ever...

Call to all the dormant F5 team. Did the FIA ever release their official decision on the Robby Gordon protest?
Forum: Racing 03-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
There's more photos and comments on Facebook page...

There's more photos and comments on Facebook page "Brianne Corn Racing".
Forum: Racing 03-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
The notes called for an "over crest, right 4,...

The notes called for an "over crest, right 4, stay mid" but should have said "caution, stay left". At the bottom of the crest the road had washed out about halfway across. With the suspension fully...
Forum: Racing 03-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
And, here's the in-car complete with witty...

And, here's the in-car complete with witty comments immediately before and after the roll.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yAl2IqOuQg
Forum: Racing 03-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
Racing through the underground tunnels: ...

Racing through the underground tunnels:
http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv198/aaa-111/Rally_Events/2012_WRC_Mexico/6968460563_0a40a30a1a_o.jpg

Driver and Codriver out of the car after the...
Forum: Racing 03-11-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
Well, we're out. The suspension kept getting...

Well, we're out. The suspension kept getting worse during the long Saturday stage when Brianne missed an instruction and drove down the middle of a road that had severe erosion on the inside of the...
Forum: Racing 03-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
Yesterday was tough. Brianne ran the Super...

Yesterday was tough. Brianne ran the Super Special Stage just 0.07 seconds slower than the leader, but a jump later broke one of our rear struts in half. We're currently in second place and 39...
Forum: Racing 03-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
At the end of SS6 we've dropped into second by 20...

At the end of SS6 we've dropped into second by 20 seconds or so. Brianne reports heavy bottoming out on the left-rear, possibly a collapsed spring. We've got some redneck fixes if that's the issue,...
Forum: Racing 03-09-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
The ceremonial start was last night. HUGE...

The ceremonial start was last night. HUGE celebration with 50k spectators. Live TV coverage and every driver-team was interviewed before the start. Only one special stage (timed stage) yesterday, but...
Forum: Racing 03-08-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
http://www.tv4guanajuato.com/enlinea/ You...

http://www.tv4guanajuato.com/enlinea/

You should be able to watch Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2012 Special Stages on March 8 at 8PM at this link. The first stage will be the underground stage.
Forum: Racing 03-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
We went through the notorious WRC tech inspection...

We went through the notorious WRC tech inspection today and passed with ZERO issues to correct! That's almost unheard of among pro teams, and never happens with the smaller private teams like ours....
Forum: Racing 03-06-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
The whole team is in León, Guanajuato. Brianne...

The whole team is in León, Guanajuato. Brianne Corn (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609956634) and Jeremy Rowland (http://www.facebook.com/jprowland) will be driving the WRC Mexico stages in...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By modernbeat
Link to the actual event: ...

Link to the actual event:

http://www.rallymexico.com/site/en

If anyone wants to caravan with us, let me know and I'll add you to a planning group on facebook, or give you the details when we...
Forum: Racing 02-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By modernbeat
WRC Mexico - anyone going?

Brianne Corn and I are towing from central Texas to Leon, Mexico. She will be competing in the Mexican "Rally America" event that runs alongside the WRC Mexico. We'll be leaving on March 3rd or 4th....
Forum: Racing 02-15-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,866
Posted By modernbeat
Brianne Corn and I are making plans to tow her...

Brianne Corn and I are making plans to tow her rally car to the Mexican "Rally America" event that runs alongside the WRC Mexico rally. We're leaving on the 3rd or 4th of March. Brianne is receiving...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 7,332,058
Posted By modernbeat
Brianne testing out my new Husaberg. ...

Brianne testing out my new Husaberg.

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv198/aaa-111/moto/Brianne-Berg.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 50,414
Posted By modernbeat
I've got a 2003 FE 650e. I understand that the...

I've got a 2003 FE 650e. I understand that the wheels were the same as all the later 'Bergs. Is that right? Or are they compatible up to 2008? Or what?
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,557
Posted By modernbeat
I recently bought a Spidi Ergo 5 H2OUT jacket and...

I recently bought a Spidi Ergo 5 H2OUT jacket and pants. I'm satisfied with them for rally-like use.
Forum: Racing 01-23-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 710,706
Posted By modernbeat
Ned, I'd appreciate it if you would do another...

Ned, I'd appreciate it if you would do another get together in very early July so all of the guys coming to Colorado Springs and competing in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb could meet you.
Forum: Racing 01-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 710,706
Posted By modernbeat
I'd be up for a Neduro shirt with the...

I'd be up for a Neduro shirt with the Motorbikeartist image.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22,336
Views: 2,750,570
Posted By modernbeat
I don't know the ratio, but if you can use the...

I don't know the ratio, but if you can use the speedo from an XR600R I'm about to part one out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 7,332,058
Posted By modernbeat
Yep, that bike had some serious issues. Like half...

Yep, that bike had some serious issues. Like half the cylinders weren't firing type of issues.
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