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: Monte Carlo rally

08-08-2005, 06:04 PM
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I've done a couple of these, and they are FUN!!!!

Here's what it is, in a nutshell: They give you some maps and directions (some of the directions could be vague, misleading, or incomplete), and you need to figure out where the destination ("checkpoint") is and be there at a specific time of day. The event is timed so that you *should* never need to break the speed limit, and all the roads are paved public roads. There are multiple legs (stages), and you definitely need a navigator to keep track of location and time. However, there are some really fun roads where it's very tempting to go fast. They start the events in the afternoon and continue into the evening so part of the challenge is driving and navigating in the dark.

There were lots of different types of cars competing, everything from BMWs to a stock Honda Civic. However, it doesn't really matter what car you drive since it's not a "speed" event; success depends mostly on good navigating and timing.

Next one in three weeks!

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08-17-2005, 04:04 PM