It turns out that even a small rally requires quite a bit of work to put on, and I certainly didn't do it alone. Special thanks to everyone who contributed to a successful event.
Monday, November 3, 2008
The results of the 2008 2 WHeeL 12 Rally are as follows:
Posted by Scott at 8:13 AM
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Sorry for the delay in posting, but it was a busy weekend as we wrapped up the 2 WHeeL 12 rally.
Posted by Scott at 10:50 AM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Just seconds after DB3 departed the Volcano checkpoint I got a text message from rider #4. Joe was leaving the San Bernardino area and heading into the mountains near Crestline, Skyforest, and Lake Arrowhead. He said "Gonna get rained on!"
Posted by Scott at 3:00 PM
When I rolled up to the Volcano Checkpoint just minutes before the 1:30pm opening time, DB(Rider #2) was kicked back on a picnic table shooting the BS w/ GZ (GZ arrived just before I did). DB3 had made better time than he expected and took the opportunity to fuel up in nearby Amboy and take a few minutes to look over his remaining bonii. I signed his checkpoint paperwork right at 1:30pm and he headed off for the Mojave National Preserve and Wee Thump checkpoints.
Posted by Scott at 2:57 PM
The window for the call-in checkpoint has closed.
Posted by Scott at 12:01 PM
DB2 and Dee (collectively known as Rider #1) just dropped me a text message letting me know that they had already bagged the bonii at Iron Mountain Pump Plant, Vidal Junction, and Parker Dam. They were on schedule and fueling in Parker AZ at the time of the text.
Posted by Scott at 8:20 AM
Turns out that I was wrong about Ape Hanger and Chrome traveling north on Adobe Rd. shortly after the start of the rally. How do I know this? Shortly after my previous post we wrapped up everything at the start and the four of us traveled caravan style over to a local greasy spoon cafe for some gravy covered omelettes. Well, on the way to the cafe I noticed two Milwaukee types at a local gas station. Guess who? Yep, it was Ape Hanger and Chrome. At just after 6:30 they were prepping to leave their first gas stop...nearly 1/4 mile from the start of the rally. Good luck fellas.
The next interaction that I am likely to have is during the one hour call in checkpoint between 11am and Noon (PDT). Of the two available checkpoints most riders have chosen the call-in option. Then, at noon Tasha, GZ, and I will be heading to the physical checkpoint near Amboy, CA.
The weather is perfect (a bit of a chill in the air now that the sun is up) and it should be a great day to rally.
Posted by Scott at 7:31 AM
I'm posting from the parking lot of Desert Cycle Works. Most of the riders have left the start. The last two (nicknames "Ape Hanger" and "Chrome") are revving up their noise makers right now. I can barely type due to the fumes and noise.
One rider has chosen Utah, a few are opting for a route that includes points in Arizona, and yet another is heading for both Arizona and Carlsbad, CA. Joe has built a cool route that includes the Rim Of The World Highway which includes points in Big Bear, Skyforest, and Silverwood.
Everyone was here on time, everyone showed up and they're all fired up.
Funny note. As the staff and I sit here (Me, Tasha, GZ, and Tony), we can still hear the last two riders to depart motoring around town. We think they just left the gas station and now they're heading north past the start/finish. This should be fun.
Minimum finishing points are 32,088.
Posted by Scott at 6:15 AM