Sonora Rally 2018

March 19-23, 2018

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I'm going to try to do this one.  Four days.  LOTS of dunes.  BIG dunes.

Woody's helping me out with a new 2.5" rear rim that should handle the mousse much better.  With that size rear rim I may even do the Enduro ST (Motoz) rear.  I'm going to need all the sand traction I can get.  The Desert H/T was really good but I'll see what I can do here.

Going to burn even more fuel in that sandy stuff! May just want to go for a set of Safari Tanks (10G of gas!) and eliminate a worry.

I will but the stages are set for small bikes with smaller ranges than I have.  I do have a 1.3 gallon EnduroCell from Rottweiler plus a 2 gallon Rotopax but I don't think I'll need it.

Rim lock too?

I'll get a rimlock for the 2.5" but the instructions for mousse still say not to use one.

Starts off in Rocky point?  

Looks intense.  Can you run a paddle tire?  

Oh hell yes!!! Eric, we should chat soon

Starts off in Rocky point?  
Looks intense.  Can you run a paddle tire?  

I could but it may not hold up on the dirt sections. With a 2.5" rear my tire choices open up quite a bit. The Motoz Enduro ST rear might be the way to go
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I sent out a request for sponsorship and so far have $500 committed from one company but I'll hold off announcing who that is until I actually get it in January, lol.  Another company "wanted" to sponsor us for Baja Rally and I put their logo on the tshirt but then they backed out.  I saw recently they're sponsoring another rider who has a whopping 1100 followers on Instagram so go figure.

If I can raise the $6k through companies/individuals I may do a new wrap for the bike with just their logos.  It is a lot of fun for me of course but it's also a lot of work that will generate a lot of content that people want to be associated with so I basically have no shame in asking :lol:

the $6k is your total budget for the sonora and the coast-to-coast?

Yes, for both.  Seems like a lot.  I may have another sponsor on board now so we may be about 25% of the way there.

@Joshua Jones posted this video of the dunes of the Sonora Rally.  Apparently there are a LOT of dunes and they happen to be the largest in North America apparently.

 

13 minutes ago, Eric Hall said:

@Joshua Jones posted this video of the dunes of the Sonora Rally.  Apparently there are a LOT of dunes and they happen to be the largest in North America apparently.

 

Oh chit!  Coming down to practice in the imperial sand dunes?  I can run behind you with a tow strap and med kit on the polaris 700.  =)

And another

 

And another
 
Glamis mid week, or try Dumont for less crowded

I was thinking Dumont.  I bet @greedyg would be up for that

And another.  I love hitting cattle grates like that!  @greedyg and I hit one like that on Titus Canyon and got a bit of air

 

7 hours ago, Eric Hall said:

I was thinking Dumont.  I bet @greedyg would be up for that

Dumont dunes and Glammis has been my favorite playground for years 😜 Go tear it up Eric!

On 11/6/2017 at 11:23 AM, Eric Hall said:

I was thinking Dumont.  I bet @greedyg would be up for that

It's always a possibility.  I'd be lying to myself if I thought I could negotiate dunes on the nine-fidy like Brabec or Cody... :huh:

Last time in Dumont.  Stuck.

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Key is to keep moving, read the dunes well (up windward side but caution for drop offs and witches' eyes) all while navigating via a road book. Chances are there will be many tracks for me to follow but I also need to get there early in the day when the sand is firmer. It loosens up in the heat of the day. Punta Colonet Dunes at Baja Rally were brief and tame compared to the Sonora Rally. Jason Adams rode his modified boxer but the thing looks barely 400 lbs; like a skinny HP2

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