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Old 08-08-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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Would you, could you with a xt250?

I have a 2009 XT250, and I have been thinking about entering an amateur enduro or rally such as this:http://sandblastrally.linaracing.com/2013/

I know this is the last bike you would pick for any kind of racing but it happens to be all I own and I love driving the piss out of her. Will I be the only guy there without some monster KTM? Will there be another cheap bastard to help me eat all the dust?
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Heck, why not... if your bike/you are reliable, you probably won't be last.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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I have a 2009 XT250, and I have been thinking about entering an amateur enduro or rally such as this:http://sandblastrally.linaracing.com/2013/

I know this is the last bike you would pick for any kind of racing but it happens to be all I own and I love driving the piss out of her. Will I be the only guy there without some monster KTM? Will there be another cheap bastard to help me eat all the dust?
I think you might be surprised how well you'll finish
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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yes, do it. If you have even a hint of riding ability, you'll finish well and have a blast, others will crash and break all around you, just putt on by and laugh out loud!
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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Jetsteamer - yes, yes, and yes! Yes you should do it, yes you'll do fine, yes there will be people in the dust with you (and in yours) with every kind of bike!

I ran the sandblast rally for the fist time earlier this year and had a great deal of fun. Enough that i have since driven 12 hours each way to go to Rally West Virginia which was even more fun.

Sandblast is a great place to start. It is basically dual sport riding at whatever pace you are comfortable with. There were nearly 40 bikes there of all types with riders of all types. The common theme being everyone is very friendly and happy to help out noobs. Trust me i know - i'm a nooooob and have gotten lots of help.

See you there!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:34 AM   #6
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Extra points for you if you leave on your license plate and use your turn signals during the event!
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
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Extra points for you if you leave on your license plate and use your turn signals during the event!
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #8
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>" Extra points for you if you leave on your license plate and use your turn signals during the event! "

Double extra points if you use your horn too.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #9
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>" Extra points for you if you leave on your license plate and use your turn signals during the event! "

Double extra points if you use your horn too.
Indeed! Slower riders love it when you honk to pass.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #10
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Nice troll - caught a few

Ok, I'll take the bait. In 2008 I had a 2001 XT225 that I had bought to introduce my nephew into the sport. A co-worker with a 2007 F650GS Dakar expressed an interest in going with me to the Desert 100 here in WA. My friend was not long out of college and had competed in street trials which is bicycles but very demanding. Anyway to make a long story short he did just fine completing both laps while others on far superior bikes did not.

If you're not actually a troll the yes, it can/has been done. The bike is only as good as the person who rides it and a good bike doesn't make a good rider
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:15 AM   #11
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It's like entering a marathon in jeans and boots.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:26 AM   #12
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It's like entering a marathon in jeans and boots.
no, that would be using a Harley to ride the endure!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:37 AM   #13
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Thanks

Well I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the encouraging words. I will probably leave all my street gear on b/c I will most likely be riding the bike to the event! Maybe I will see some of you there! Do they have places to camp/shower nearby?
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #14
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It's like entering a marathon in jeans and boots.
Whats wrong with that ?
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #15
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Whats wrong with that ?
Nothing at all. Particularly if you don't come last.
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