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Old 11-08-2012, 10:50 AM   #150
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Originally Posted by SKINNY View Post
I rode the vintage class in 2011 also...on a 1984 XL500...
Which lost a head gasket at about mile 20 on day 1...
if not for the good fortune of being found by some folks who were on their way to pick up a dead buggy,
I might still be waiting to be found....
If you're going with the expectation of a well organized event...you'll be disappointed.
I though the whole mess as very poorly managed and for the $1200.00 entry fee and $600.00 Mag 7 fee, it was not a good return on my money...
It sounds to me you were ill prepared.
Running a vintage bike event like that you must be prepared for anything at all times
It is not up to the organization to locate you when you break down.
That's why you should have support along with you if you were trying to go down there and do this by yourself alone you're asking for trouble.
Did you have a satellite phone on you for emergencies
were you using a spot tracker?
What did you have designed for emergencies in case you broke down?
I have raced the score events for last 25 years
And I feel this NORRA event was well-run
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