The World's greatest biker rally: how cool would it be?
I didn't want to steal Ken's thread on the IBR, but would you potentially enter a rally with similar rules to the IBR, but on a provided bike and for prizes?
The bikes would all be mechanically similar and loaded out. All of the bikes could be on a "rally channel" for real-time communications. The bikes themselves could be dressed out like NASCAR with sponsors, and it is these sponsors with their fees which create a purse for the winners. Post-race the bikes could be auctioned off [to charity?].
Where riders today spend tons of money on their IBR bike, here they wouldn't need to - but there would be an entrance fee. Riders are vetted and accepted after taking an oath of sportsmanship.
A breakdown does not need to be the end of a rider, and a replacement bike could be delivered (they are all a standard platform with the right accessories).
Riders do not get the leg data ahead of time; just like the IBR, they have a short window to create a strategy. This rally would not run as interference to the IBR; it would be off the IBR schedule so that IBR riders could participate.
Would you find such a rally an interest to follow or participate in?