LDX Rally Rules and Guidance
2024 Rally Information
LDX Rally Finishers
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Good morning to all. Paul Partin here from OKC.
@Paul Partin glad you found us!
Hello all! I am from NE Ohio and been rallying since 2001. Looking forward to a better finish in the LDX after busting my engine during the HoT Rally. I purchased a 2010 Gold Wing Airbag model with only 5400 miles on the odo for the rally. I am installing the farkles from my 2009 Wing. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the start and finish.
Look forward to seeing you again!
Marty Cover here. From Annapolis MD and veteran of a few rallies. My single claim to fame is that I am probably the oldest rider in the rally with the newest bike. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Well, that makes sense
@Lewis Ballard I had to go onto my outlook email on the web (not through the app) and add RM email as a contact there to get them to come to my in box. I still get the forum notifications in the spam folder, but it is third party generated.
@Bryan Bailey (and Marissa Scott)
Good call! I hadn't added his RM email yet. Hopefully that helps.
Hi y'all, now that HoT is done and focus has turned to LDX, just realized this forum existed. I'm Steve Gallant from MA and I'm a rally addict. Had a great time on my first Heart of TX and looking forward to another PT rally and seeing/meeting you all (again). I love riding out west.
Hi Steve. Welcome! See you again soon. Need to start thinking about what kind of prank I can pull on the rally master this time.
@Nancy Oswald You ma'am are most def a legend - again! 🤣 Look forward to seeing you again.
Great to hear from you and we look forward to seeing you soon!!!
You created work for me now. I need to see if you're the farthest from the start.... There was a guy from down under inquiring when registration was open, but I can't recall if he registered or not....
Well somehow I just figured out this forum existed. Doesn't look like I'm time barred yet so I'll go ahead and introduce myself. Craig Phillips from Concord NC. I've been rallying for about five years and really looking forward to this one. I ran HOT in 2020 and this team does a fantastic job.
Hello everyone. I'm John from SE Michigan and have ridden a couple day rallies and the Inaugural Underdog Rally. I'm really looking forward to this one and meeting everyone in Cheyenne. Safe travels to all!
Welcome, John! We look forward to seeing you in less than 4 months!
Hey Y'all!! Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Looking forward to a nice ride from Charleston, South Carolina to Cheyenne to meet up again.
Special K 1 is in da house! Woot woot! Ha ha, glad to see you here. Suppose I'll be seeing you in a couple months in Irving? Gonna be fun! Paul's 15 year old daughter needed some time behind the wheel and I needed to scout. Big fun was had on our road trip. BONUS! I had a designated driver!
Hello all. We met Paul at the finish for the IBR last summer.
Marissa and I rode our first rally in the 2013 How the West Was One in Big Sky, MT by the Torters. Our next was the North by Northwest rally last September. We also did the Butt Lite Grand Tour last year.
We have done a many 15-20 day trips to Alaska and all over the western US pulling our Bushtec trailer and camping. We are entered into the Westcoast 66 Memorial Day weekend and have another couple that we ride the long trips on also entered.
Looking forward to this rally.
@Bryan Bailey (and Marissa Scott) yep they are. You're going g to have a blast!
@Nancy Oswald a "blast" huh? Is that a CLUE?! Will we be visiting sites of historical explosions, dynamite factories, and megaprojects that made extensive use of blasting? If so, that'd be "dam" impressive! :D
@Kerri Miller possibly a clue. Possibly
Looking forward to seeing you, Morris! Each of Paul's rallies are aittle different but boy are they fun!!
Hello. Morris Cox from Brookshire, Tx. Heart of Texas 2021 was my first rally, but I caught the fever. Also rode the BigTex in 2021 and have a full rally season planned for this year. Looking to learn from all of you guys so thanks in advance...
Welcome Morris! I'm just down the road from you in San Antonio
Hello to all. I live in Salt Lake City, UT. Besides the standard IBA certificate rides I've ridden the North by Northwest Rally twice, Big as Texas in 2019, and most recently the Senior Butt Rally. I'm really looking forward to the LDX rally and seeing friends and meeting new ones.
@Cory Ure Now the party has really started!! 😁
Welcome Cory! Less than 8 months to go!
James and Bobbie Jackson from Temple, Texas. Bobbie and I have participated in a few multi-day rallies to include HOT, SBR, and the IBR and look forward to the LDX next year.
Happy to have you both! What James failed to mention is that he and Bobbie were the TOP 2-up in the 2021 IBR! We're looking forward to having you!
Hi Everyone, I'm Nelson and I hail from San Antonio, Tx (REMEMBER THE ALAMO!). I've been away from the rally scene since the 2015 and 2016 HOT rallies. Life has gotten in the way and I have 3 small "bikers in training" that have occupied most of my time. This summer rally comes in at a great time as the family will be vacationing with the in-laws so I get to play!
I ride a '13 FJR strictly for LD duties, so I'm looking forward to a great multi-day rally! Thanks in advance to the staff for setting up this rally! Let's roll!!!
Great to have you! I have a 2008 FJR I set up for rallying, but only used a handful of times before retiring. So happy the timing worked out for you!
I apologize in advance but I'm another Seattle area rider looking forward to this event. This will be the longest multi-day event I've attempted beyond the NNW, HW3, and WC66.
@Brian O'Connor huh. Did PT put a billboard up out there?
Nice to meet you, look forward to seeing you in June!
@Nancy Oswald You want me and Brian to round up some more PNWers and bring them along?
Good afternoon, I’m Joe Ruddy from NE PA. I’ve ridden in a few weekend rally’s since 2013, but this will be my first multi-day rally. Looking forward to see what the RM has in store for us.
Hi Joe! Welcome. Look forward to seeing you soon(ish)!
Ha ha. You weren't so bad. Though I probably shouldn't try to motivate you to do um, better? Worse?
Hi. My name is Lew Ballard. In case the username didn't give that away. I like to eat and go the speed limit. My name on most other forums is BigLew55.
I'm from Iowa.
@Kerri Miller , just a reminder that it's bad form to give the RM or their staff ideas about where to send us. 🤣
@Nancy Oswald , sorry if you drew my name.😁
Nice to meet several of you! I'm staff and about half of you will be 'mine' during the rally so I'll be following you very closely. :-). Be afraid, very afraid!