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Old 02-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #76
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just curious how you guys deal with the nite stages and the roll chart holder. I know we don't have to look at it during the stage, but in between how do you lite it? I warn you I'll be asking lots of simpleton questions....so be nice.


Clip on ball cap light....



And it may provide enough light when your headlight burns out on stage. DAMHIK
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #77
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #78
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #79
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:59 AM   #80
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I mounted up the LED bicycle lights that came with my flashing red lights required for night stages. About $12 at Meijer/Wal-Mart. They converge at the bars and spread out as they go further so they work well enough to finish a stage if the headlight goes...just not very quickly. These are lighter than most little flashlights so you can't even feel them. They slide on and off the included rails easily to throw on in a few seconds.



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Old 03-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #81
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[QUOTE=Entrepre-neer;18109088]I mounted up the LED bicycle lights that came with my flashing red lights required for night stages. About $12 at Meijer/Wal-Mart. They converge at the bars and spread out as they go further so they work well enough to finish a stage if the headlight goes...just not very quickly. These are lighter than most little flashlights so you can't even feel them. They slide on and off the included rails easily to throw on in a few seconds.

Slick! 'course it doesn't cost a bazillion $, so it might not appeal to all. You definitely coming out for RWV?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #82
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Backlight for the roll chart holder;

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...ok-Holder-60mm
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #83
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Slick! 'course it doesn't cost a bazillion $, so it might not appeal to all. You definitely coming out for RWV?

Yep, I'll be there!! It's close enough to home that I have one or two more talked into it.
Are you and Doc coming down?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #84
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Backlight for the roll chart holder;

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...ok-Holder-60mm

Sweet.

I've used these for various projects. Might be a better fit for folks that have the narrow EnduroEngineering roll chart holders. These run off a 2xAAA battery pack that can be strapped down or tucked away without tying into the electrical. It will run for days continuously on that pack. Easy to take on and off with the holder. I'm gonna go try it...





http://lifelites.com/products/230 Individual $3

http://lifelites.com/products/144 Kit $10

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #85
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Yep, I'll be there!! It's close enough to home that I have one or two more talked into it.
Are you and Doc coming down?
I will. Not sure about Doc. I think he still needs to get a 'kitchen pass'
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #86
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Killing time on a rainy day and trying to register and get my smiley faces for this event but.........where is the link to pay???
Take my money while i am offering!
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #87
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Killing time on a rainy day and trying to register and get my smiley faces for this event but.........where is the link to pay???
Take my money while i am offering!
Good question, normally you will see it on the "Register" page (the page with the smiley/frownie faces) but it isn't there. I suspect that registration for RWV technically isn't open yet since it is so early. Anders runs the nasarallysport.com web site (I believe) and this is the one rally that he is not in charge of so I suspect he is just ahead of the organizers a bit.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #88
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Killing time on a rainy day and trying to register and get my smiley faces for this event but.........where is the link to pay???
Take my money while i am offering!
I talked to Amy the other day and she said 6 weeks out before we'll be able to register..

On another note, how do you train for something like this? I mean, I have no idea?? Fast gravel? Straight or twisty? I'm really freaked about the nite stage because of deer. Is it up in the mountains at least where maybe there won't be quite as many? I just can't even wrap my brain around doing this but would love to know how you guys prepare. TIA
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Doug Mo would tell you to pretty much stick with Bud Light as a training beverage and that mostly thats all the training you would need

Alternatively, you could practice riding as fast as you can for twenty minutes, then getting off and waiting by the side of the road for an hour, and doing it again about twelve times.

Seriously, It was once said to me that the really hard part is just having the adrenaline turn on and off a whole bunch of times a day. And it does become a pretty long day, even if things go smoothly. And I have found that unless you can find some roads where you can really just kinda haul ass for a while without getting in trouble, there is not a lot we can do on the east coast to "train." The events themselves are the best training there is.

Getting in a modicum of shape will make you ride better, but thats just true generally and isnt a dealbreaker for this at all.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #90
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I talked to Amy the other day and she said 6 weeks out before we'll be able to register..

On another note, how do you train for something like this? I mean, I have no idea?? Fast gravel? Straight or twisty? I'm really freaked about the nite stage because of deer. Is it up in the mountains at least where maybe there won't be quite as many? I just can't even wrap my brain around doing this but would love to know how you guys prepare. TIA
Fast but twisty. Beware of off camber turns. There was one tricky one that just about everybody went wide on, Anders has a good video of him going off and dropping the bike on that one if you look at last year's RWV thread it is on there someplace.

Deer are a concern for me as well. I never saw any on the stage but there were a few that walked right by a bunch of us while we were sitting in front of Rally HQ 2 nights before the rally. There are tons of deer in the area. I still think that deer are more afraid of bikes due to the noise than they are with a regular car going down the highway. Also having extra bright lights doesn't hurt, at least you should be able to see them sooner.

As far as preparing, make sure the bike is in perfect condition and everything is tight. You don't want to be like the guy at Sandblast who lost his front fenter (oh wait, that was me). As long as you are comfortable on loose surfaces you should be just fine. The roads there are really pretty nice, nothing tricky.

Like Jason mentioned, hardest part is sitting around for a while then having to turn on your focus for the stage.
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