Category: Motorcycle Rally

Posts about, pick your own route, bonus location, points based, rally events. There are several groups who organized these types of ride across the country.

The Void 12 Rally (Results & Takeaways)

The Void 12 Rally (Results & Takeaways)

That’s It! The 2017 Void 12 Rally is in the books.  What an amazing experience.  There was pain, there was suffering, there was sleep deprivation…  And then there was US-501.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.  Okay, for you bottom line types, I happen to be married to one of you so I understand, yeah,…

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The Void 12 Rally (Hurricane – Irma)

The Void 12 Rally (Hurricane – Irma)

As anyone who has participated in motorcycle rallies will tell you; rain seems to enjoy the events as much as, if not more than, the riders.  If you would like documented evidence, you can do a quick search on YouTube for Iron Butt Rally videos.  More likely than not you will see a video which…

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Hurricane Irma (Photo Gallery)

Hurricane Irma (Photo Gallery)

Since The Void Rally has taken place during or just after a hurricane two years in a row (Matthew in 2016 & Irma in 2017) in may become part of the tradition.  The galleries below contain images of Hurricane Irma as experienced at my home in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

The Void 12 Rally (Prep – Rain)

The Void 12 Rally (Prep – Rain)

As I check on Hurricane Irma, which is building strength out in the Atlantic, I’m reminded of Robert Rehkopf’s comment in his post in Advice For First Time Rallyers – Void Yahoo Group: “I know you have some highly anticipated worries, but don’t ever, ever worry about rain. Never hardly see it!” Yes, it was…

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The Void 12 Rally (Bike Prep – Lighting)

The Void 12 Rally (Bike Prep – Lighting)

Motorcycle Rallies and IBA Certificate Rides frequently involve a significant amount of night riding on roads of all types.  Night riding takes the safety concerns associated with seeing and being seen to a new level.  Add the rain, which seem to like participating in motorcycle events even more than the riders, and visibility concerns increase…

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The Void 12 Rally (Bike Prep – Nav & Track)

The Void 12 Rally (Bike Prep – Nav & Track)

Navigation and Tracking are two positioning tasks which might, to those unfamiliar, seem the same but are in reality quite different. Navigation, which is provided by GPS(s) is, as you would expect, the means by which I find my way from bonus location to bonus location and make certain that I arrive at “time specific”…

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