Thanks for working on another awesome set of routes! The rally community in the US owes you a debt of gratitude.
Originally Posted by HogWild
1. How many days of racing would you like? Remember there’s also a registration/tech day ahead of the first race day, and probably a half day after the final race day for awards.
2. How many hours of racing per day (assuming moderate to extremely challenging terrain)?
3. How difficult should the navigation be? Different difficulty on each day?
4. How difficult should the terrain be? Different on each day?
5. Would you like zero, one, or two optional short non-timed “practice” stages to get used to the roadbooks, unique navigation, and unique terrain in the area? Would you come one or two days early to do the practice stage(s)?
6. Would you like to camp in a bivouac, Dakar style, or pay for hotel rooms a ways away from the start/finish?
7. Are paved liaison sections a major pain, or a minor inconvenience? How far is too far if you have a morning and evening paved liaison?
8. Which would you prefer:
...a. Moving bivouac (i.e. Dakar and NORRA Mexican 1000, more liaisons, more taco stands).
...b. Fixed bivouac (stationary camp, no need for chase crew, no long drive back to the border after you're done).
9. Would you be willing to pay 3 times more if it was in Western USA instead of Northern Mexico?
10. What could be done to attract traditional Baja racers without turning it into another SCORE race?
How many of you would want in on the Diabolical Rally (assuming Mexico)? We’re aiming for no limits on entry numbers, but we need to get an idea how much interest there is.
1. 5+ days
2. 8 for an intermediate guy
3. Nav should keep you on your toes. Agree with JL about no extra "tricks".
4. Technical terrain is welcome. But in balance with ticking off long miles. Your typical routes are perfect, IMHO.
5. No extra days. Practice ahead of time with Rally Navigator or other routes.
6. Bivouac. Keeps the social aspect high.
7. Liaisons are part of rally in order to get to the good stuff.
8. Mix of moving and stationary has been nice at other rallies.
9. I'd pay what's fair to rally anywhere, as long as it's awesome!
10. Rally is rally. Cater to the rally crowd. Building awesome rallies is the best way to attract participation from riders in other disciplines.
I'll be there! Thanks again.