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Old 04-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #211
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Speed factors

Anders,

Would be kind of cool to be able to see my speed factor, perhaps it could be put on the nasarallysport site in the profile info where people could see their own speed factor but not necessarily out there for everybody to see. Just thinking that over time it would be an interesting way to measure progress. Well, that and your system of how many "almost" moments of course. I think I am improving in that area, didn't end up on the ground once at Sandblast (had 1 fall each at RWV and BRS last year).
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #212
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Anders,

Would be kind of cool to be able to see my speed factor, perhaps it could be put on the nasarallysport site in the profile info where people could see their own speed factor but not necessarily out there for everybody to see. Just thinking that over time it would be an interesting way to measure progress. Well, that and your system of how many "almost" moments of course. I think I am improving in that area, didn't end up on the ground once at Sandblast (had 1 fall each at RWV and BRS last year).
http://rallymoto.com/NRS-Speedfactors-Bike.pdf


From 2010, so they are public, just not updated
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #213
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I'll tell you what I hate: getting an email a week after the rally asking me when the speedfactors are going to be updated. Because after putting on a rally I like to relax with a nice evening of cozying up to a a spreadsheet and crunching a bunch of numbers, it's really a nice reward after the stress of putting on a rally.

Yeah, they're interesting... but they work best at what they're designed to do: get a rough start order figured out. People tend to put more value into them than they deserve, after all, they boil down a thousand turns over a year into one number.

Doug, you're a smart cookie... you can figure out your own speed factor. Your overall time (in seconds) / Winner's overall time (in seconds). Average your last 3 events. Easy.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #214
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #215
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Ok, I'm in. Emailed my paperwork to Amy yesterday.

One request though, is that when I am trying to kick start my XRR, I need everyone to chant "start piggy, start piggy, start piggy, start..." until it does.

Look forward to meeting all of you.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #216
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Ok, I'm in. Emailed my paperwork to Amy yesterday.

One request though, is that when I am trying to kick start my XRR, I need everyone to chant "start piggy, start piggy, start piggy, start..." until it does.

Look forward to meeting all of you.
I think we can handle that
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #217
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Thanks guys!!!



Anders, I saw that off-camber crash last year. Scary, but I totally saw the problem through your eyes. I'm having fun telling people what I'm up to...."you're gonna race that?!" (pointing at my bike with a truly scary facial expression)....So I can't back out now. I just hope I wont break too much stuff on my bike, I'm running out of money fixing this thing?! Maybe I should bring my welder.

On that note...could I have a list of what you guys carry ON THE BIKE spare and tool wise? Stupid to carry tubes, on the bike?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #218
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On that note...could I have a list of what you guys carry ON THE BIKE spare and tool wise? Stupid to carry tubes, on the bike?






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Old 04-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #219
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On that note...could I have a list of what you guys carry ON THE BIKE spare and tool wise? Stupid to carry tubes, on the bike?
I think I'll probably bring a front tube solely because I'm riding there so by the end of the weekend I will have close to 1000 miles on it, but I don't suspect I will need it. I'll have nice fresh rubber on for the race.

I'll have a small tool roll I think, nothing fancy.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #220
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:Maybe I should bring my welder.
Seriously though... a few of the car guys will have one. Don't worry. ;)

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On that note...could I have a list of what you guys carry ON THE BIKE spare and tool wise? Stupid to carry tubes, on the bike?
Tubes? Anyone carry tubes? I bet someone does, but it's probably rare. Zip ties, yes. BIG zip ties, yes. Some safety/bailing wire. A few screwdrivers/hex keys/wrenches. But really, water and a energy bar.

Pretty much the guys at the front, they carry almost nothing. The guys at the back, they have the same dual sport tool kit they usually carry.

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Anders, I saw that off-camber crash last year. Scary, but I totally saw the problem through your eyes. I'm having fun telling people what I'm up to...."you're gonna race that?!" (pointing at my bike with a truly scary facial expression)....So I can't back out now. I just hope I wont break too much stuff on my bike, I'm running out of money fixing this thing?! Maybe I should bring my welder.

On that note...could I have a list of what you guys carry ON THE BIKE spare and tool wise? Stupid to carry tubes, on the bike?
I have a small toolkit with the essentials that fits into a Krega "stash-wallet". Not enough to change a tire but has a folding T-handle wrench, small vice grips, screwdrivers, etc. That and a roll of duct tape has been enough to deal with issues I have needed. I don't carry a spare tube or pump, hasn't bitten me yet. Hmmm probably shouldn't have said that out loud
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #222
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Tubes? Anyone carry tubes? I bet someone does, but it's probably rare. Zip ties, yes. BIG zip ties, yes. Some safety/bailing wire. A few screwdrivers/hex keys/wrenches. But really, water and a energy bar.

Pretty much the guys at the front, they carry almost nothing. The guys at the back, they have the same dual sport tool kit they usually carry.

Anders
Thanks Anders. Guess I'll loose all spares on the bike, and keep them back at the car. I mean if you have to change a tube on a stage, are you really going to be able to continue? Is there a breakdown time limit???
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Changing a tube on a stage would mean at least a half hour to an hour of combat which would basically mean I was out of it.

I only carry a minimum set of stuff on the bike, like those guys said, but I do bring along an extra tube and irons in a saddlebag in case I blow one on Friday or in between somewhere.

Its like a twenty minute rule: dont bring along any tools you will need to do a job that will take longer than ten or twenty minutes.

I do keep a battery charger, and a few other bigger things back at service. Extra oil, filters, random bottle caps and change. Lint. Shiny bits.
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