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Title: Spring 2015 Rally Planning
Post by: ceecpa on September 13, 2014, 07:41:51 AM
Rally planning for springtime 2015 continues. What to include? A leg of picture ID? A leg of TSD? A leg of Monte Carlo? A leg of gimmicks? A leg of fastest through the forest? A leg with an autocross component? A leg of prioritizing logic? Final leg ends at a winery? Final leg ends at a brewery? Final leg ends at Hardees? Share this please so that I can get responses from a good cross-section of people. Thanks for your help.


Title: Re: Spring 2015 Rally Planning
Post by: whiteryder on September 13, 2014, 11:06:58 AM
I know very little about rallyes.  I figured out 'winery' and 'brewery' :) , but
is there some place I can look up what the other terms mean?


Title: Re: Spring 2015 Rally Planning
Post by: ccann26 on September 13, 2014, 12:00:57 PM

  Is a leg part of the rally ? What is a TSD ? I would be up for trying a Rally but I have never done one before. Maybe it can end at a host party of some sort, if someone was willing to host.


Title: Re: Spring 2015 Rally Planning
Post by: ceecpa on September 13, 2014, 01:26:46 PM
A leg is like a run in an autocross except that in an autocross you get your best score but in a rally your score is the sum of all the legs.  Nomenclatures are these:  TSD means Time-Speed-Distance; Monte Carlo means that you know where a checkpoint is and what time you should be there; a picture leg means that you're given pictures of things to identify along the route; Gimmicks means look for lettering on tombstones, the color of things along the route, or whatever can be created to provide variety; Fastest through the forest means a closed course and you get your time through it (impractical in Virginia but fun to contemplate); Autocross component means you get your best time on an autocross course as part of your rally score; Prioritizing logic means logic questions like "Did you see a sign that said "Apple"?  If so go left, if not go right.

A style that I didn't propose is a Regularity Run. Here's how it's described:

Suggest about a 30 - 35 mile route as a "regularity run." Uncongested set of roads, completely easy to run course, contestants drive thru once at the speeds they choose. Then, maybe 2 hours later, they run the same course again, attempting to match their elapsed times from the 1st run. FCO at noon and 2 PM, end at some pizza place usually pleases as they usually have beer. Controls are hidden the 1st time thru the course, then visible the 2nd time thru. Its totally on the contestant - no one else to blame, for getting the best score at subsequent points.

OBTW, these are super-simple to put on, you don't even need accurate mileage measurments for elapsed time calculations. Only need to have checkpoints where you can hide the 1st time. Corn fields, big trees, etc. provide cover.


Title: Re: Spring 2015 Rally Planning
Post by: ceecpa on September 13, 2014, 01:32:52 PM
There's a group in Facebook talking about road rallies in this area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RichmondRegion/


Title: Re: Spring 2015 Rally Planning
Post by: jamescarriv on September 13, 2014, 03:08:26 PM
Brewery!