Monday, August 22, 2005

Higdon's humor after the start

Well, day one of the 2005 IronButt has come and gone for many of us watching anxiously from the sidelines.

Watching the progress of those riders tracked at http://rally.star-traxx.com/rallyview.asp?Rally=30 will be a lot like throwing 90'ish boomerangs from Denver. The bikes go out in all directions only to return back to rally central before beginning the next leg.

Bob has blessed us with another rally report at http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2005.cfm?DocID=12 .

After reading it I wonder, how will putting a minimum bonus point amount change the plans of the riders and their plans knowing that just finishing won't be good enough this year.

I guess time will tell..

2 Comments:

At 12:25 AM, Blogger gbm said...

Just a guess -- but I think that they have been trying to winnow down the number of casual entrants. If you can't be a finisher by riding a baseline route, the rally becomes a more difficult exercise. It's less suited to the casual rider and more to the serious rallier (ralliest, rallypally - whatever).

George Mastovich

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger IronButt 2005 said...

I suppose you are right.. At one point I thought the financial obligation was a factor.

After seeing more and more of the bikes resemble a NASA control room it's obvious that cost isn't really an issue.

 

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