Usually a week or so before the race.Anybody know when the map is going to be up?
With no pit passes required, every pit is a spectator area. I am sure the course is closed, so you will only be allowed in the pits.Anybody know what spectating is like for this race? Do they have spectator areas or is it open to go where you please? I did notice that there wont be pit passes so that will be cool to check out.
I have been looking at the DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer this morning, many dirt roads and forest service access roads to get to spectating areas. You could get to multiple sites during the race, including pit locations.Anybody know what spectating is like for this race? Do they have spectator areas or is it open to go where you please? I did notice that there wont be pit passes so that will be cool to check out.
I didn't get a chance to pre-run the course, but heard that there were some pretty deep water crossings. Can someone who did pre-run it tell me how deep?
Do you think the motorcycles, ATVs or UTV's will have any issues with the watercrossings?I personaly didn't pre run, but the Torchmate crew pre-ran in a Raptor that still had the paper plates on it, and had no issues being 4wd. but said the majority of 2wd pre runners with high hp were ale to power through, but a fair ammount of smaller trucks and buggies did get stuck.
so glad i have 4wd and 39in tires come race day.
I remember last year there was alot of talk about the water crossings. I think Casey even mentioned them at the riders meetings. Since we race a quad, I was a little concerned. Race day came around and I ended up riding the section where they were, just past Caliente. At most, the deepest one was maybe a foot, if even that. There was some areas that looked deeper, but the crossings were nice and wide also, (They were on a smooth graded road.) so you could pick a line, but they were actually easy, not even close to a problem on a quad. I will be riding the same section again and who knows what happened to the water crossings during the wet months, but I am not worried about it this year.Do you think the motorcycles, ATVs or UTV's will have any issues with the watercrossings?
No. They are not bad and are just past Caliente. Maybe 2' if you run through the deepest part. There are a few of them though. There was a sand/silt/water section underneath a bridge that was kind of a pain. There are two short water crossings in there that are more like irrigation ditches. I am a little worried about it in our 2WD 7 truck. The biggest problem will be if someone gets stuck and you can't see them until it is too late to lay back. Bikes and ATV's shouldn't have a problem I wouldn't think.Do you think the motorcycles, ATVs or UTV's will have any issues with the watercrossings?