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Old 01-12-2018, 09:01 AM   #1
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2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

2018 Heart of Texas Rally (3 day and 12 hour long-distance rallies)
Start: Brady, TX
Finish: Bryan, TX
May 2-5, 2018 for the 3 day; May 5th for the 12 hour
This is a long-distance rally. For those of you familiar with events weíve held before (Not In It To Win It Rally and the previous Heart of Texas Rallies), this will be the same format. For those not familiarÖ.well, a long-distance rally is a photo bonus scavenger hunt on a motorcycle. We provide you a list of locations worth varying points. You cannot possibly visit all of them in the time allotted, so you must plan well and ride efficiently, making it to the end location before time is up and you are disqualified. Itís not a race, you will not need to go warp 3 in order to finish this event. As a matter of fact, the quicker you finish, the less opportunity you have to gather more points. At the end, we feed you, give you some free stuff, and maybe even award you a trophy which was most likely made by my 8 year old in art class. But itís still yours and no one else has one like it. All this for the low, low fee of $10,000.
Ok, seriously though, we have two versions. The 3-day(ish) rally starts at 8am near Brady, TX on May 2nd, 2018. You have almost 80 hours to ride alllllllll over the State of Texas before ending at the LaSalle Hotel in Bryan, TX around 3pm-ish on May 5th, 2018. For those less adventurist riders, there is a 12-hour version that starts and ends in Bryan, TX on May 5th.
The cost is $115 for the 12 hour and $230 for the 80 hour. If you want a passenger to come along, they add $70 to your overall cost. What does giving up your weekly donut budget gain you? Well, letís seeÖ.it helps me pay for insurance so me, the venue, the staff, and other riders donít get their pants sued off when some idiot crashes and swears no one told him it was a good idea to wear a helmet (actually, that is in the rules and a waiver you have to sign before you ride). It also buys your dinner, buys your t-shirt, buys some swag, helps cover production costs for the event, funds the free rider clinics we hold every year, annnnddddd what little I manage to have left over goes to a local feed the homeless charity non-profit organization. Because we donít make money off this crap, I swear. Trust me, Iíll spend 5 times as much putting this rally on as you will pay in entry fees, at the least. But thatís part of the fun!!! So come on.
We have a group booking at the start in Brady and a group booking at the LaSalle Hotel in Bryan, TX at the finish. When you register, I will e-mail you all the information you need. We have some limited information on our website (www.niitwit.com) but our webmaster isnít very good, so good luck with that. There is some more info on our Facebook page, Heart of Texas Rally, or something like that, but the best way to find out info is to e-mail me at paultong971@gmail.com.
You can register of the rider on RideMaster : https://rides.jasonjonas.com/regRequest.php?id=512
We accept any motorcycle and weíre trike friendly. We have all types, too. Harleyís, Hondas, Yamahas, trikes, scooters, KTMs, dual sport bikes, super sport bikes, cruisers, tourers, choppers, and bar hoppers. Weíve had all types. We donít care what you ride as long as you wear protective gear and ride safe. Other than that, you just need an open mind and a good attitude. If this type of motorcycle event is new to you, there are lots of ride reports I can push your way for basic instruction or I can walk you through it myself. Itíll be the most fun youíve had not horizontal in a long time.

My name is Paul Tong and Iím the rallymaster for this shindig.

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : 3 day and 12 hour

I assume everyone here knows Paul's claim to fame, right?
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:31 AM   #3
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : 3 day and 12 hour

If they did, they might not sign up....

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Old 01-15-2018, 05:44 PM   #4
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If they did, they might not sign up....
True that.

However, if you assure them that no one has to ride pillion, they might just sign up.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:03 PM   #5
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True that.

However, if you assure them that no one has to ride pillion, they might just sign up.


People laugh but I chuckle every time I look at that pretty 4th place trophy. It ain't 1, 2, or 3, but 4 was pretty nice for a guy like me. I would have been happy with 20.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:12 AM   #7
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : 3 day and 12 hour

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I assume everyone here knows Paul's claim to fame, right?
Well, this dummy doesn't! And push some of the old reports my way, please.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:30 AM   #8
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

All right, let's see what happens THIS year to keep me from doing this. These are always on my radar but something like another event (usually planned by the wife) or some catastrophic mechanical failure seems to come my way. Right now everything seems clear but I can hear the rally gods deviously working on their plans.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:57 AM   #9
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

"If this type of motorcycle event is new to you, there are lots of ride reports I can push your way for basic instruction."

I'm considering the 12 hour event. Push my way too.
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

Based on the web site, they will allow their first all male 2-up team for this event.



Robert, are you interested?

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Based on the web site, they will allow their first all male 2-up team for this event.



Robert, are you interested?

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Thanks, but I want to try this event alone and see how well I can cut the mustard, or not
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

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Thanks, but I want to try this event alone and see how well I can cut the mustard, or not
i suppose if the mustard could not be cut, sliced, graded...you could always cut the cheese
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..I ride solo.



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Old 04-06-2018, 08:19 AM   #14
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

I missed so many good posts by not watching this forum as much as I should have. You guys are witty.

In case you don't get out much or aren't subscribed to our Facebook page, we just announced that the 80 hour winner of the 2018 Heart of Texas Rally will will a no-draw entry into the 2019 Iron Butt Rally. It's hard enough to get into the IBR as it is. You still have to pay for the entry but since all spots have been filled for the next IBR, this is one of the few last shots you'll get.

Registration for the Heart of Texas is at https://rides.jasonjonas.com/regRequest.php?id=512
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:20 AM   #15
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

For those that asked for ride reports (umm..sorry, you asked 3 months ago), here are some ride reports from rallies we've hosted.


http://twigg2324.wixsite.com/lifebeh...-12-Hour-Rally

http://bmwrams.com/wp-content/upload...t_June2017.pdf (it's the last half of the 12 page document)
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

Paul thinks we're witty over here, but his FB group is where the hilarity really prevails.
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Re: 2018 Heart of Texas Rally : Brady to Bryan, TX; May 2-5, 2018

So..Paul is one half of Team Almond Joy? I still chuckle about that. You guys rock.
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