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Old 02-14-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Rally West Virginia 2012

Just got an email informing me the date is now July 27-28, 2012, at Snowshoe Mountain.

I had a really good time, last year: D I dont think I can repeat the performance, but it will be fun to try.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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Just got an email informing me the date is now July 27-28, 2012, at Snowshoe Mountain.

I had a really good time, last year: D I dont think I can repeat the performance, but it will be fun to try.

www.rallywv.com
I think we will be there this year:
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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I've never done a motorcycle race in my life, but this one has been standing in my backyard taunting me for the last 2 years. It looks awesome. I'm hoping to try it this year!
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Cool2 I haven't tried RWV yet

I'll put this on my calendar and hope to make it. I have yet to run in Rally West Virginia. I like the timing of this event.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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There were definitely a few rough edges last year. I hope they get them sorted out. The roads were pretty cool, though. Some of it got canned at the last minute (one of the rough edges) and we ended up with a 20 mile stage through a timber company's land, private road, so not much chance of oncoming 20 miles is a nice distance. A lot can happen. Ran it four or five times forward and reverse.

Officially, a lot of things were sub par but I really hope they pull it together, it has great potential.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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It's on my calendar. I'll be there if it's on. So far, sounds promising. It sounds like the organizers could learn from last year, which I don't doubt they have.

Here's to a great RWV!

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Old 02-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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It's on my calendar. I'll be there if it's on. So far, sounds promising. It sounds like the organizers could learn from last year, which I don't doubt they have.

Here's to a great RWV!

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Make sure you have a crew or someone keeping tabs on you. The area is in a no cell area, because of the radio telescopes at the near by research center.
If you get stuck in the bush, nobody will know where you are and you won't be able to call. Handheld HAM might be a good idea.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Make sure you have a crew or someone keeping tabs on you. The area is in a no cell area, because of the radio telescopes at the near by research center.
If you get stuck in the bush, nobody will know where you are and you won't be able to call. Handheld HAM might be a good idea.
Snowshoe has some cell reception, though you may have to stand on a big pile of dirt in the parking lot to find it. SPOT trackers and the like still work out here.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:30 AM   #9
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I'm going to try this one this year. Turn signals and brake light being installed on the XR as we speak along with a motor "chech up" (Thanks Combustion Cycles!).
Without wanting to start a tire debate I have 606's mounted now. Speak up if they are not appropriate.I may not listen anyway cause the wallet will make the call at the time
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #10
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Sweet. Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:02 AM   #11
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Snowshoe has some cell reception, though you may have to stand on a big pile of dirt in the parking lot to find it. SPOT trackers and the like still work out here.
I think I was able to get a signal in the big parking lot up top but nothing on the stages. When I had the mechanical breakdown, my Wife was freaking out, She could see the scoring but had no other information. I was there alone. Fortunately Dave, Christian and Jason rescued me about 4am after hearing from the rally people that I was stuck in the middle of the stage.
I was getting ready to start walking back to the resort which was about 15 miles away

The one stage road was really nice though, the surface was good and the terrain had just enough elevation changes without being overly technical about it.
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This is much more convenient to me than Sandblast was. I stuck it on my calendar, it's a ways out but I'd really like to run this!
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:50 AM   #13
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I think I was able to get a signal in the big parking lot up top but nothing on the stages. When I had the mechanical breakdown, my Wife was freaking out, She could see the scoring but had no other information. I was there alone. Fortunately Dave, Christian and Jason rescued me about 4am after hearing from the rally people that I was stuck in the middle of the stage.
I was getting ready to start walking back to the resort which was about 15 miles away

The one stage road was really nice though, the surface was good and the terrain had just enough elevation changes without being overly technical about it.
Maybe they should get a sweep rider like they do in Harescrambles at some of the tracks.....would be a good way to get more volunteers......also what are these roads like...is this mostly grave? Do you have to have leathers?
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:53 AM   #15
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Maybe they should get a sweep rider like they do in Harescrambles at some of the tracks.....would be a good way to get more volunteers......also what are these roads like...is this mostly grave? Do you have to have leathers?
Its essentially like Black River. Gravel/hardpack. More elevation, though, but regardless- no leathers just regular gear.
There is a sweep truck, or combo and heavy sweep in theory, just like other rallies. THis one slipped through the cracks, unfortunately.


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