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Old 10-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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Awesome work getting this rolling Scott "The Oracle" Whitney!!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #17
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I really want to do this... I will try to make it happen!

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #18
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #19
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Hmmm, thats nearly my backyard. More details please.

If you are talking about venturing into the area the locals call "El hueco del infierno", this will definitely be very interesting!
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #20
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Awesome work getting this rolling Scott "The Oracle" Whitney!!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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Thank you BD!

I need to work out a few things, but I may well be calling on you!

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Old 10-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #22
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More details please.
Keep in mind there are certain details we will never provide. For example we will never publish where the course goes, because in rally you're never supposed to know until you're on it racing. And we will always be vague about even the general areas where the course is. We will probably wait until the last possible moment to divulge exactly where the bivouac is.

We won't know the length of the stages until they are finalized. And in my mind, the length will tell you little more than what your odometer should read at the finish. While pre-running one stage we averaged less than 15mph, and I used more than double the normal gas for that length. Another stage may have an average speed over 30mph or even 40mph. One thing is for sure, you'll be worn out by the end!

Yesterday I was pre-running one stage that we now believe is not usable because it crosses a "protected" area, even though the land owner was with me and fully approves of the race going there. So I have to go out and make a replacement stage for that one. The course development will probably go on for many more months.

Aside from specific location and course length, what "details" are you looking for?
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #23
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How about bivvy? All in the same place? What can we expect mileage wise? For our bike set up, fuel tanks.

4 dutchies thinking about coming over as the south African is not as certain as your event...
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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How about bivvy? All in the same place
We have been planning for a single bivouac, with each stage starting and finishing there, and NO liaisons. But this weekend we had a meeting with some local officials and they might want a slight modification to that plan. Our goal is to keep the logistics as simple and cheap as possible.

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What can we expect mileage wise?
Read my post above.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #25
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We have been planning for a single bivouac, with each stage starting and finishing there, and NO liaisons. But this weekend we had a meeting with some local officials and they might want a slight modification to that plan. Our goal is to keep the logistics as simple and cheap as possible.

Read my post above.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #26
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Man, I wish I had the nuts to do this one!!! But man I think it's pretty spectacular you cats are doing this and that the community is supporting you!!! Bravo
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #27
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Based on what you have said (mostly your comment about needing twice as much fuel as expected) sounds like fuel range is one concern for me. I recently bought an aux tank for my WR450F which would bring me to 23L. Does that sound like it should be doable given the distances/terrain you are planning?

Beyond that I am finding answers to all my big questions on the website... well other than entry fee but I suspect lots of unknowns before you are able to set that.

As far as course details I agree, keep is secret, much more of an adventure knot knowing exactly what is in store
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #28
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Based on what you have said (mostly your comment about needing twice as much fuel as expected) sounds like fuel range is one concern for me.
We want to give the racers what they want as much as possible, without detracting from key aspects of rally. We can add a gas stop or two depending on the majority need, but we won't go so far as to put them 60 miles apart as in SCORE type races. For Dakar I think the requirement is 250km range, which is 155 miles. If you have that (assuming "typical" terrain), you're probably ok. If you want a lower requirement, post your request here and if there are a lot of others that want a shorter range requirement then we'll see what we can do. Any stage that cuts your gas range in half due to the terrain would likely be shorter accordingly.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #29
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Being able to get by with a 5-6 gal tank would be awesome.

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