Road rally is a brain game played out on a board the size of a county.
The premise of the game is simple – each car carries a team consisting of a driver and a navigator. Each team is given a set of printed instructions that describe a route through the country away from heavy traffic and stoplights. In addition to the route, the instructions also specify average speeds that the teams must maintain along the route. Those speeds are always set a bit below the posted legal speeds on the rally roads – no reputable rally club will ask you to break the law. The team that can stay closest to the specified average speeds wins the game. The rally organizers carefully measure the route before the event and use a little basic math to determine the exact time it should take each car to traverse each section of the course.
Road Rally sounds completely easy, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not.
Kevin and Chris have finally found their way out of the woods, past the forest fires, redefining gravel road as “not trails” to avoid closures, and in general not going crazy when the course didn’t just work out right. Okay we went a little crazy, but not enough that a course was not finally determined and measured.
I have plenty of people emailed in that they are coming. I’m working on getting a list together. For those that have not emailed in, you can use the online entry form. For those that are entered (and waiting for slacker Chris to get the entry list up), you can help by proceeding to our secure webstore to help pay the expenses for this event.
I have the unfortunate duty of informing everyone that this years running of Rally Against Parkinson is being cancelled.
Oregon Rally Group strives to put on quality events, and the organizers felt that enough things were not coming together that they rather skip this year and regather for next year.
ORG would still encourage you to donate towards the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, which is the intended benefactor of this event. They have online donate right from their homepage to make it super easy.
Rally Against Parkinson’s is currently scheduled for August 16th – CANCELLED Questions coming up, is if people will still come to the event if there is no track time. Unfortunately the track schedule did not coincide with the rally world schedule, so we don’t have a friendly club willing to donate some track time to the event. Please let me know your thoughts email@example.com
Oregon 1000 – October 11/12
Event is in full prep mode. Getting measured this weekend (July 26/27) – will work on getting more details on the event specific page shortly.