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Old 03-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #91
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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.
Ask and you shall etcetera... Here's what you're in for:

http://youtu.be/xqtC00P17KE?t=3m

You can see how that last corner was visually deceptive.

For training, I'd say go ride on some twisty gravel roads. The speeds won't be the same, but that's the surface that you'll need to be familiar with.

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #92
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #93
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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.
Anecdotes should hardly assuage your fear of deer, but the only time I've hit a deer (or otherwise come close) was when I was doing a measly 15 mph on the paved drive up to Spruce Knob. Other times I've done a good 60 25 mph because that's the speed limit and never even seen a deer. The roar of a 4-stroke with no exhaust baffle will scare them right off. Lighting really doesn't play much into it (IMHO) because the deer I hit was in broad daylight; they have a knack for hiding where you don't expect them to be.

Time of day plays a big factor as well, early in the morning and right at dusk the deer seem to want to cross every road they possibly can.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #94
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I will. Not sure about Doc. I think he still needs to get a 'kitchen pass'
Nonsense.

I'll be there, and I haven't even asked permission yet.



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Old 03-06-2012, 04:29 AM   #95
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Last year we only had 8 bikes at this race. Registration isn't even officially open yet and we already have 9 on the list for this year

My first 2 rallies (RWV and BRS) both had 8 bikes. I was afraid that it was dying out just as I was getting into it. Glad to see it is picking up again.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:45 AM   #96
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might be 11 if Jason has his way with the ART.


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Last year we only had 8 bikes at this race. Registration isn't even officially open yet and we already have 9 on the list for this year

My first 2 rallies (RWV and BRS) both had 8 bikes. I was afraid that it was dying out just as I was getting into it. Glad to see it is picking up again.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:00 AM   #97
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might be 11 if Jason has his way with the ART.

ARR AR ARRRR I just signed up, and signed up to volunteer at registration Friday morning, again. Looking forward
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #98
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Hey Jason, do I have to provide plastic to mount my numbers in my luggage loops like you have?
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Hey Jason, do I have to provide plastic to mount my numbers in my luggage loops like you have?
yeah, some arrangement for putting numbers on the side must be made. I just zip tie the plastic bits to the rack as you have seen. It could be made smaller or less obtrusive if you wanted to take the racks off, but I always figured they make good handles for hauling :wink in case I needed to, haha
The plastics are cheap, simple things I think I got them from a motocross hsop for a couple of bucks. Can be made of almost anything, though.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #100
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You _can_ just stick them on the side of the bike itself.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #101
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You _can_ just stick them on the side of the bike itself.
Not a lot of real estate on the airheads, Anders
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:31 AM   #102
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Not a lot of real estate on the airheads, Anders
.....or the F650GS singles.


Still i am excited. Hopefully I will have new suspesion set up and mounted.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #103
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Not Jenna's Bike, specifically, BUT an R80ST nonetheless:




Unless you stick em right to the tank, or the seat, one has to invent some sort of flat spot to stick em
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #104
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Not Jenna's Bike, specifically, BUT an R80ST nonetheless:




Unless you stick em right to the tank, or the seat, one has to invent some sort of flat spot to stick em

rear luggage rack + some plastic or whiteboard + Zip Ties = number plate holder.
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rear luggage rack + some plastic or whiteboard + Zip Ties = number plate holder.
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