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Old 04-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #226
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If you have the nunchucks, you can force someone to change a tube for you
A pistol would take up less room.....but I could bribe with pork rinds.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #227
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Forgive me for the lame jokes, It must be a full moon tonight.

When I first started, I carried a bunch of crap on the bike. After a few events, I realized that all I really need is the basic tool kit the bike came with and a few power bars. In all honesty, I think water is a heck of a lot more useful than a spare tube. After 5 years of running RM, I only know of three flats that happened on stage and one of those was on my rear wheel at last years Sandblast rally.

Keep it simple, prep your bike well and don't sweat the small stuff. Its a gravel rd, not a Dakar stage
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #228
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A pistol would take up less room.....but I could bribe with pork rinds.
Depending no whats in the hookah, they won't care if you steal their tubes or tools It really is a winning tool kit for rally
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #229
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Sarah, now that I have your respect, I can gladly retire from riding. I mean what else is there to achieve? At least I have an excuse to go back to Ouray, we have unfinished business.
I can't wait to go back this year, I love it out there

Here's what happens when you misinterpret a stage road after a straightaway

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #230
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Here's what happens when you misinterpret a stage road after a straightaway
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #231
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I can't wait to go back this year, I love it out there

Here's what happens when you misinterpret a stage road after a straightaway

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #232
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Where might one find the DOT 125 certified safety triangle? Is there a standard place everyone gets it from?

If I pull over to help a turtle across the road, is deployment of said triangle a necessity? If I drink too much the night before, should I just wear it around my neck like Mr. T?
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:33 PM   #233
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You can get em from Pep BOys or AutoZone or anyplace like that. Even Walmart, or Napa, probably.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #234
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Where might one find the DOT 125 certified safety triangle? Is there a standard place everyone gets it from?

If I pull over to help a turtle across the road, is deployment of said triangle a necessity? If I drink too much the night before, should I just wear it around my neck like Mr. T?

Walmart, Kmart, hardware store, car parts store, sears,

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/t_10153_1...angle-kit.html
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #235
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Where might one find the DOT 125 certified safety triangle? Is there a standard place everyone gets it from?

If I pull over to help a turtle across the road, is deployment of said triangle a necessity? If I drink too much the night before, should I just wear it around my neck like Mr. T?
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You can get em from Pep BOys or AutoZone or anyplace like that. Even Walmart, or Napa, probably.
There's a very nice, lightly used one in the woods of South Carolina somewhere, Free!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #236
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Got any friends that received an emergency car kit for Xmas? There's always one in there.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:33 AM   #237
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So...I'm really interested in doing this rally after seeing last year's videos a few months ago but I've never competed in motorized competition before (I do race mountain bikes) and was wondering if there's supply stations where we gas up, check shit, eat, etc.. Also how does the gassing up during the rally work? I would be a total noob but I ride some single and double track a bit and lots of gravel on my "EndurAlp" that I created this winter. Thanks!




It has XR600R forks and a Wilbers rear shock and a GSX-R1000 titanium silencer. I've finished the radiator shrouds since this pic
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #238
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Thats a crazy looking bike, too! haha, this could be the race of the build-off's

Its a pretty beginner friendly rally-

SO, there is a central service point where everybody goes to get gas and food, etc. You do a couple of stages and head back to service to fuel, fix and eat. GO out and do a few more stages. repeat.

There is normally no more than 60-80 miles between services, so almost everybody except the G450X's has enough fuel without having to carry extra MSR bottles on the bike.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #239
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A large percentage (half? a third?) of rally competitors come to rally as their first form of racing, meaning they haven't officially entered any other type of racing before trying this.

So the training and expectations are that every rally has to be novice-friendly to a certain degree. :)

Mostly it's a lot of reading.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #240
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Hey KYjenkin.....there is quite a few noobs cutting their teeth on this one. I'm one of them and I think if you show, there will be 4 total. So you'll be in good company....and honestly, I don't think you could have your first race with a better group of guys and girls. Experienced riders included!
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