Originally Posted by rudyunknown
IF I ride this event, it will be my first official rally....how is it for newbies
if i ride the 690, can i still be in a slower group of the adv riders? or maybe at the end of the fast pack, so that i dont get run over
Cars, how many motorcycle have been run over by them....i mean i will be scared to see a 60mph rally car in my rear view...are the roads wide enough?? or are the motorcycles faster?
My experince with sand has been Pine Barrens....did 2-3 PB300 in the last few years.
Support vehicle, why do we need one? i mean this event is for one day (right) are there chances of break down...i have a new well maintained 690....other than tires what else i need to be aware of?
This will be my first SB, too but my husband has done it twice. Very friendly. The Adventure Class is the newbie class, doesn't matter the weight or style of the bike, it just means we can't accumulate points towards a rally season. The other classes are by weight.
It is timed starts, so everyone starts the stage solo. All the bikes go before they start any cars on the stages. Sometimes other bikes will pass you, but then they re-seed (or whatever) at the next stage so you would start after who passed you.
Experts, please fact check me on above. :)
My sand experience is PB300 and out west. Going to try to go to NJ a few times before March to practice.