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 Post subject: Fun Rally - Feb 7
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 
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RallyFL is doing a rally on February 7th. Why aren't you registered yet???

http://rallyfl.org/feb2015-rockin-rally/

Feb 7 - Rockin' Rally
This will be a mixed photo scavenger hunt & trivia & mild TSD rally with a musical theme. It will take you through a little over 110 miles of the best rural roads in Pasco and Hernando Counties. The route itself will take about 3.5 hours to drive, and ends at a local eatery.

Plan on 8:30am until about 3:00pm, and that includes time for lunch at the end. The route begins in New Port Richey and ends in Brooksville. Specifics will be emailed to entrants a few days before the event.

Registration
Pre-registration is required no later than 8:00pm on February 6th. But, please register as early as you can. We need a good count of cars and people to effectively plan the event.

Entry is limited to 30 cars max. So, if you really want to do this, don’t dawdle, get registered! The entry fee is $32 and you can register here.

Basic Event Info
This is a “Team” Event – a team is a car, a driver and a navigator… if you happen to bring a vehicle with more than two seats, you can have more people, but you can’t have less. Each team must have an internet-capable smart-phone with a camera and the ability to email photos.

Your smart phone and GPS can also be used at your whim to help you track your location, help you get lost, help you get unlost, call 911, view porn, create porn, text other teams with trash-talk, or anything else that there may or may not be an app for. (be aware that signal may be sparse on parts of the route)

Each team will be given a set of simple route instructions. These will not by cryptic “TSD Rally” style instructions, just straightforward “get you there” instructions. With one or more sets of keen eyes, you should be able to find all of the scavenger hunt items by simply following this path. Even if you don’t find everything, you’ll travel some really cool back roads that you’ve probably never been on before.

The Rally will be done in four legs of 45-50 minutes each. Each round will end at a specified checkpoint at a specified time. Points will be awarded for reaching each checkpoint on-time. In the spirit of TSD rally, points will be deducted for being early OR late, the goal being to reach the checkpoint exactly on time.

For at least one Leg, there will be a list of items to find and PHOTOGRAPH. Photos will be scored based on clearly showing the item plus at least one team member and/or their car. Bonus/Penalty points for excellent/crappy photos and anything else worthy of a bonus or penalty. Other Legs will be scored based on music-themed trivia questions related to items seen on the route.

Classing
There are only two classes, Novice and Experienced. If all members of your team have competed in less than 6 rally events, you may enter in the Novice class. If any member of your team has competed in more than 5 rally events, your team is Experienced.

FAQ
Will I have to take my car down bumpy-ass dirt roads? Mostly no! There will be literally no more than a half mile of unpaved roads on this route. Just one or two little connectors between obscure paved roads. The rest of the route is fully paved and mostly in excellent condition.

I’ve got someplace to be, can I leave early? The 3pm finish time includes time for evaluation and scoring of photos and answers, enjoying lunch, and handing out awards. We should be DONE with all of that by 3pm, probably earlier. If we get started on time, the last cars should be finishing the route around 1:30pm. If you really need to be somewhere earlier, be sure to arrive early and let me know so that you can be one of the first cars out and finish up to an hour earlier. And, of course, you can abandon the route at any time if you need to… just let me know if you do!

What if I can’t find a navigator? Then you’re not trying hard enough! Ask around on forums, social media, whatever. Call your friends, family, co-workers. It’s not THAT hard to find somebody to go for a fun backroads drive with you! You could offer to navigate for someone else, as well.

I’ve never done anything like this, should I be nervous? Nah. This isn’t a”real” TSD rally. The instructions are written to NOT get you lost or to confuse you in any way. The segment times are generous enough to allow for stops for photo ops. The goal is just to have fun exploring the countryside, emphasis on the FUN!

Won’t I get in trouble if I get caught racing on public roads? Stop right there! That’s NOT what we’re doing! This is NOT a race. If you’re expecting a race, please stay home! IF you opt to drive at imprudent speeds or otherwise drive irresponsibly, yes, you could be ticketed. Worse yet, you could crash your car, hurt yourself, or hurt someone else. You’re not on a race track — this is not a race.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 
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I know I put an entry deadline of the day before the event on this, but this event is at high risk for being cancelled if more people don't register for it. You guys like driving, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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I'd like to but not sure I should until I'm able to until I get the clutch slipping issue fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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You could drive a different car. This is not a Miata-only event.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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Can't do this one, but pretty sure I let you know that.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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Ehh, what the hell. As much as I despise my old lady's car...I do like the rally.

I'm in. Signing up now.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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BoneHead wrote:
Ehh, what the hell. As much as I despise my old lady's car...I do like the rally.

I'm in. Signing up now.

\:D/

I'm putting the finishing touches on the route. Will probably pre-drive it tomorrow. Should be a fun one with some roads I know I've never been on before.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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We've got enough entries to follow the time-honered rally tradition of "press on regardless". More entries means more competition and more fun, though. Registration is open until Friday night.

I just put together a YouTube playlist of songs to go with this musical-themed rally. Check it out:
phpBB [video]

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 
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Pre-drove the route yesterday, it's pretty awesome! I'm surprised more people aren't signed up for this. You guys know how good the roads are out between Brooksville and Dade City. If you don't, this is the perfect opportunity to find out.

Registration is open until 8pm Friday.

http://rallyfl.org/feb2015-rockin-rally/

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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Had a blast. Just wish I'd of been paying more attention and not missed the one turn on the third leg, totally messed up the times :(

Oh well. Oh, and I had no clue the roads could be that fun. But now I do.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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There are some good roads around here if you know where to look. :)

Thanks for coming out, glad you enjoyed it!

For those who weren't there, we had 7 teams compete. Winners were:
Experienced Class: Team "NC-17" (David Aoun & Sara Straub)
Novice Class: "Paper Street Garage Rally Team" (John Evans & Cheryl Evans)

Here's a photo from the photo scavenger hunt portion of the rally. Clues were song titles, the song was "Walk the Dinosaur". Matt nailed it! I'll try to do more of a recap tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 
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Here's the rest of the photo gallery:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42626344@ ... 282268447/

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Rally - Feb 7
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...and there's definitely some guy in BFE Pasco County wondering why a whole line of people stopped to take a picture with his white horse!

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