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  1. #21
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    Default RE: Help with checklist for my first rally

    >>A PEN, actually a couple of PENS or pencils, but you will
    >>probably break the lead...
    >
    >Well, I haven't broken the lead of a 2mm lead-holder, yet, but
    >it can get be a bit hard to read fast, particularly at night,
    >when the pencil gets kinda shiny.
    >
    >Doing recce in that, then erasing & inking it for on the stage
    >seemed to work OK.
    >
    >-jeff

    Change the leads from H to B. Still don't break but way easier to read, they are just a couple of $ for 8 leads from Office Depot or simular.

    Dave
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    I'd reccomend having a mail carrier bag. You can carry it in to registration comfortably, get all your stuff and stash it in, then, in the car, prop it up between your leg and the cagewith the books you need to access right there for you to grab quickly. Also, they usually have pen holders and several large, zipper-enclosed pouches to keep all the important stuff in you may not need to access necessarily right away. I usually carry the following in my bag:

    - route book and stage notes (of course)
    - tons and tons of pens
    - some super thick recce lead pencil i got from christian 2 years ago
    - highlighters
    - spare watch
    - spare batteries (AA, 9V for intercom)
    - tire pressure guage
    - small notepad
    - rule book
    - hammer
    - supps, entry list, start lists, maps, etc. (carried in separate folder)
    - tabs
    - candy
    - my glasses, contact solution/drops (i wear contacts...so just in case i get a whole cloud of dust in my eye...)
    - duct tape
    - sharpie marker
    - calculator
    - rally computer manual

    and then in my helmet bag behind the seat i usually carry a sweatshirt or coat, medicine (i have crohn's), camera (some pretty sights out there!), water (for me and the driver), and some snacks (after jimmy tormented me at cherokee during a long stage delay with his chocolate chip cookies and dr. pepper ;-))

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Default RE: Help with checklist for my first rally

    1. Throw away your pens and use the 2mm leadholder. I didn't give you a leadholder so you'd use pens. Sheesh. Buy three more leadholders.

    2. Sharpies? Your driver signing lots of autographs these days?

    - Christian

    PS: Congrats on graduating. I had my doubts.

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    I honestly haven't used your 2mm led holder yet since I haven't had any problems with pens, but I'll try it, and maybe I'll convert

    Dude, sharpies are the only things that write on duct tape! Plus, I'm sure Travis will need a spare sharpie sometime signing all those autographs. What if he runs out...and you're not prepared with a spare! *gasp* Anyway, I'm the one signing lots of autographs these days, I need it...;-) (nobody cares about drivers anymore)

    Doubts? I graduated with a 4.0 in high school! and I only missed like...ok, yeah, I did miss a lot of days...

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Default RE: Help with checklist for my first rally

    I carry two Sharpies for that very reason, but I can't imagine what purpose I might find for them while actually co-driving. Unsurprisingly, I don't spend a lot of time writing on duct tape.

    - Christian

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    Haha...that's because you're all pro. I wrote on duct tape my past 2 rallies actually...once at STPR to tape the new calibration factor for the new tires on the dash, and twice at Rim to mark our gas cans for the optional refuel. Not everyone has Vermont SportsCar to write on duct tape for them ;-)

    Later,
    Alex

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    Default RE: Help with checklist for my first rally

    If you don't have a headliner, you can write the odo factors right on the ceiling. 2B lead works well for that. And when you play in a Subaru, you just need to know two factors: 3.9 final drive and 4.4 final drive. We pretty much always run 17/65 tires.

    You've got a point about the gas cans.

    - Christian

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    your other left, you idiot
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    Default atta boy, RallyBrat

    Alex-

    You continue to impress. Keep it up.

    Now, about all those "excused" absences you had from high school...

    >Not everyone
    >has Vermont SportsCar to write on duct tape for them ;-)
    >
    >Later,
    >Alex

    press on,

    just a poor, dumb, Michigan(now Wisconsin) navie
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    Default RE: atta boy, RallyBrat

    >Alex-
    >
    >Now, about all those "excused" absences you had from high
    >school...
    >
    Since he was with me for some of those, I can vouch for the fact that he was on an "educational" trip }(

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    Default RE: atta boy, RallyBrat

    Hmmm, I suppose the statute of limitations ran out long ago so I guess that I can admit that one time when I was servicing for friends at Happiness is Sunrise and I had to leave work early to meet up for the ride to the event, I used the excuse that I had an "appointment with a doctor". The co-driver did in fact happen to have his doctorate in Physics.

    Kent

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