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Old 09-13-17, 02:55 PM   #51
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Riding between June 15 & Labor Day has the advantage that schools could be possible camp areas, often with lots of fields, good shower, water, and even cooking facilities. And, I would wonder if a small town high school would be happy to rent their facilities for say $10,000. More?
CO starts the same time each year--the weekend after Labor Day. During my 4 COs we stayed at several schools, including ones in Bly, Sliver Lake, Prospect, Sisters, Coburg and Nyssa. We never used school showers. Some of the schools were not that large. I suspect the shower trucks could handle the crowds better. And since they had to be on hand for the days when we stayed elsewhere (like on cattle ranches and in state or local parks), it probably made economic sense to simply use them every day. Food was prepared by the mobile kitchens as per usual. Again, you have to have them for the cattle ranch, etc., days, so paying an additional fee to use school facilities likely made no economic sense.
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I used to be involved with rally racing on the competition side....
if I Scandinavian flicked you the middle finger in jest right now, would you be offended or laugh?

(have been a lifelong motorsport fan and am very happy in a sideways car in the snow)

and yes, I agree, large events like this and what you mentioned have tons of lead time and issues that people can't imagine.
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Old 09-14-17, 07:42 AM   #53
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if I Scandinavian flicked you the middle finger in jest right now, would you be offended or laugh?


I was lucky enough to attend university where one of the Rally America events happened, the Lake Superior Pro Rally. Was hanging out a friends house sophomore year when one of the roommates came in and asked who wanted to work on a rally team that weekend, and from then I was hooked. Ended up working as a mechanic with various teams who needed help for the next few years, and a few other times for SnoDrift (also in Michigan).

Sadly I haven't had much chance to do a lot with rally since I left school, most of the drivers I knew back then no longer run their cars.
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cool.
I had motorcycles and tried a summer of production racing once many years ago, fun until it gets expensive and also when you toss yourself off into the weeds, it tends to hurt. Just watch stuff now. Havent followed WRC for years now, but still figure that those guys have the biggest cajones of all racers. Driving to someone reading pacenotes must be very odd also, a whole other different skillset.
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Old 09-14-17, 05:52 PM   #55
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If you can pull up ORbike.com newsletter you will get an an idea of how many other ride were also cancelled.

IMO CO did the right thing.

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Sunday we are looking forward to a Rainstorm..
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fun until it gets expensive and also when you toss yourself off into the weeds, it tends to hurt.
That's why I had my fun with other people's toys

But year, the driver-codriver dynamic is utterly important in rally.
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