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Old 01-17-2009, 08:17 PM   #16
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I'm in for a Baja Bound race rental for this one if they bring it back...........You know I can get my pet Gorilla to come too.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:04 AM   #17
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the big downer of one of the first two events (I think the second) was when GEoff Eldridge, editor of Australian Dirt Bike mag. crashed into a car going backward on the trail and got killed.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:58 AM   #18
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Hey Tim,where did you get that fairing back in 1995?
Took an Interceptor fairing, heated/bent/cut/hacked to shape. Used that as the 'mold' for composite. It was mounted to the steering stem and housed MD elec. roadbook, couple mr16 headlights, and aux. gas tank (needed more range and was against the rules to carry a jug on your belt).

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Old 01-18-2009, 08:16 AM   #19
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Awesome photos and history!

There are a few of us putting together roadbook rides from time to time, but you can't really spread word of them in the open for fear of it being called an event or a race when it is in fact nothing more than a gathering of friends.

I bought www.rallypirate.com (nothing there yet) with the intent of making an invite only forum where people who want to run roadbooks could discuss and swap roadbooks, but I haven't had the time to do anything with it yet. If anyone is wicked smaht and wants to help construct something there, PM me and we'll figure it out.

Finally, the advent of the SPOT messenger raises some interesting possibilities...
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:52 AM   #20
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It was all roadbook, pre-GPS back then.
It was a fantastic experience.
Since I imagined that it was a one-time event, I just bought the $70 plastic Acerbis road book holder. At the time, I just couldn't see justifying a $200+ electronic road book holder that I would never use again. I mounted it up high on a metal frame so it was easier to view. But that meant that the advancement knob was just sticking out in space, not mounted on the handle bar near the grip. So not only did I have to advance it manually but I had to take my left hand completely off the handle bar. And of course as many of you are probably familiar, the vibration made the road book unwind. So I was constantly having to take in the slack and then advance to the next directions.

Johnny Campbell won in 1995. At that time he was a up-and-coming desert racer. There is some great video footage of him from the 1994 rally being totally snookered by Alain Olivier. When Olivier noticed that Johnny was shadowing him for navigation, he purposely took a wrong turn, went to little ways in the wrong direction, pulled to the side and faked a mechanical problem. Then when Johnny went roaring by, Olivier turned around and continued on the correct path. Not sure how far Johnny went before he figured out he had been had!
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:02 AM   #21
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Awesome photos and history!

There are a few of us putting together roadbook rides from time to time, but you can't really spread word of them in the open for fear of it being called an event or a race when it is in fact nothing more than a gathering of friends.

I bought www.rallypirate.com (nothing there yet) with the intent of making an invite only forum where people who want to run roadbooks could discuss and swap roadbooks, but I haven't had the time to do anything with it yet. If anyone is wicked smaht and wants to help construct something there, PM me and we'll figure it out.

Finally, the advent of the SPOT messenger raises some interesting possibilities...

Neduro.... your spot on.(didn't mean to pun but ok it works). We have roadbooks for west texas as well as a loop ride into mexico from there...

we were checking into an event but way to much work and cost..

We actually will be putting on a "DS ride" with a road book using the spot trackers for unmanned check points and tracking..

Like you say.. the possibilities!!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:38 PM   #22
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Another one of my good dual sport motorcycle racing friends, Damon Powell, sent me these scanned photos of the 1995 Nevada Rally. Most of these are from the parking lot of the Montgomery Ward where we had the Prologue race.
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Me on the podium, Casey to my right, Damon #83 in the foreground.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #25
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Railing a hay bale at the prologue.
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Lining up for the prologue. Montgomery Ward sign in the background.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #27
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:26 PM   #28
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Another one of my good dual sport motorcycle racing friends, Damon Powell, sent me these scanned photos of the 1995 Nevada Rally. Most of these are from the parking lot of the Montgomery Ward where we had the Prologue race.

dude! is that Charlie on the right??LOL!
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:05 AM   #29
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its all Land Access and permissions now.
That may be true but the same goes for the Australian Safari, heaps of red & green tape Octagon the organisers have to go through to make it happen, both at the government and local landholder levels

...................guess it's all about the will to make it happen.

Sure would be good though, as Ludo said I reckon heaps of internationals would come over for it, me for one as well. Never been to the old USofA so would be a great excuse.

Make it happen guys
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:05 PM   #30
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dude! is that Charlie on the right??LOL!

I thought the exact same thing!
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