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The weather forecast was for partly sunny in the morning and 30% chance of storms around 2PM. It was mostly backward. Rained in the morning and was gorgous!!! this afternoon. Had to call the middle cog stages, 15 and 18, that clay mud is the evilest stuff I've ever seen.

Ran 16 and 17 as the last 2 of the day. gave them an hour to dry out and they were fine. I didn't have a job and got some great shots. (Pm me with your email and car #/desc)
Van way's car was trashed but they pressed on, Good on You! (shame on.....) Some folks were still pushing, the Poles and Conley 116 stuck out. Had some doubles and even a triple come through the finsh of 16. Paul (Ajax) was codriving a BMW 318 (car#318, witty) that was the meat in the 3 car sandwich.

KBlock DNFed on 16, so i guess LBlock get to wear the pants in the family! I wonder if they bet....Loser cleans the house in a french maid outfit.

Med swept for the first time and had -0- customers so that made my wife very happy.
 

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Aw man, it was raining? I think the most fun I've ever had in a rallycar was at CO in the rain. That clay goop is slicker than snot, and there's nothing to do but pitch it 'n pray.

Now I'm bummed I missed it.
 

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It was raining for te first 4 stages. Perfect for ss11 and snot for ss12, we spun. ss13&14 were a bit slick in spots but not bad. then after the extended service and cancelling of 15 and 18 we ran 17, then 16 both stages of which were dusty.

It was a good day. LOts of fun. Van Way came intothe finish with his hatch taped to the front to replace his windshield after they rolled.
 

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I only had Saturday to spectate at the rally. The crowds were huge at the spectator stages. There were about 100+ cars at one spectator stasge and half of them were Subarus.

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We talked to some of 199 crew at the gas station leaving town and they said it was politics that pulled them from day 2. Something about unfairly penalized for hitting the cones. My friends saw the 199 driver/codriver at a spectater spot drinking PBR's...

This is Colorado not Washington dc. Rally on!!!!
 

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HD video of the weekend will be up as soon as I can find the time to get to it. Got out of car of McGuires roll! :)
From what I heard, since Travis already had the championship and couldn't win, he figured he'd just go all out and try to win every stage and set some stage records. Team didn't like that idea so withdrew him. That's just what I heard though. Which implies it was more of the team pulling it out so that Travis wouldn't destroy the car. Keep in mind they were running Sage Creek, which he's already written off one car on in 2005.
Fun weekend, entertaining spectating for the most part. Wish they'd run Elkhead quicker on Sunday before it'd dried out so much. When it's really wet, it's like a mud bath and super slick, then it hits a point where the wet just gives a ton of grip, which was where it seemed to be by the time they finally started the last two stages.
 

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call me a noob, but I have no idea what you guys are referring to with "tin foil hats"
it's a loose cultural reference to conspiracy theorists, they usually are afraid of stuff like black helicopters, radio static, mind reading beams, mind control rays guns and the like... tin foil hats , lining the room you bunker yourself in during fits of parinoia with tin foil and hanging thousands of metal hangers are proven ways to scatter these electronic devices energy and "foil" the goverments attempts (or sanctioning bodies) to control your thoughts... there are even teams that won't use intercoms for fear of being influenced by organizer transmissions via the ham network, or so I have been told...

In rally there are at times people who rumor monger or infer things, often because they are jealous, or mean. But usually it is because they don't know what they are talking about and are dying to get some information so they provoke others with outlandish some times half truths, sometimes whole truths so they can get an email, or pm with the "inside scoop" making them feel as if they are part of the rally illuminati...

More goes on in pms and emails then you will ever see on SS, it's just the surface...
 

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Must have pictures of that!
There should be tons of photo's up at some point, most people won't actually believe it until they see what we did. There should also be video of the roll.

The basics is we were caught out on a L4 40 L1+ that didn't reveal its true nature in recce. We clipped the inner bank of the 1+ and rolled onto my side, the roof, then Dillon's side of the car. Dillon and I hopped out, pushed it over with help of people around us, and took off within 45 seconds or so.

At the end of the stage we were told we couldn't continue without a laminated safety glass windshield. After lots of ideas, I pitched, as a joke mind you, the idea of using the rear window as our windshield. Hurst agreed and we pulled the hatch off, and with lots of duct tape secured it to the front. The view was far from perfect, but it worked.

We have lots of people to thank for getting us to the end, and I know I'm going to forget some people-

Will Caswell / Paul Donlin- Duct tape and muscles (Will holds the true POR spirit with only a few events under his belt. Those two are some of the most enthusiastic people out on the stages and really helped brighten Dillon's and my weekend, thank you!)

Brian Gottlieb / Rebecca Ruston- Lent us tools, muscles, sunglasses to protect eyes, and stayed back to escort us on the final transit. Thank you very much!

Nate Conley, Alix Hakala- Arm restraints were key to getting us down the road without windows. Thank you guys.

Lucy Block / Chrissie Beavis- Chrissie has always been one of the most driven comptetitors, but Lucy, holy hell! Not only did she help us but she took charge over a few people in strapping our "windshield" to the car. She climbed in and out of the car, all through glass shards, taping and cleaning the glass so we could see. Thank you Lucy, but get a car so you can do every event. You have the rally spirit.

All the workers and Mike Hurst for working with us in a tight situation to find a solution that was, although not the most practical, enough to get us to the end.

Press on Regardless-

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Your rear hatch is laminated safety glass?

Kudos. Glad you came up with somthing that allowed you to continue. The rear hatch window usually is tempered instashatter glass. Unless it was polycarb.

It's a dumb rule, in my opinion. I always made sure to pack 2 pairs of motocross goggles "just in case" before the rule was instated. A lot easier and cheaper than a spare windshield.

Re: Saving car for LSPR.--Ugh.
 

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That was one of the highlights on Sunday. We're standing out there trying to figure out who is still waiting to start. Then you guys came by and we loved it!
 
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