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Void 8: Let The Bonus Speculation Begin!

Void 8: Let The Bonus Speculation Begin!

The Void Rally is like a scavenger hunt done on a motorcycle within an allotted time window. The rally masters provide participants a rallybook that is filled with bonus locations and coordinates. It is your job to sift through the rallybook and plan an achievable route to pick up as many points as possible.

Bonus locations have specific requirements to satisfy the visit and earn the point value. Maybe the rally book says something like ‘visit the old bridge and take a picture of your rally towel on the sign on the right side of the bridge. What is the 3rd word on the sign?’  Your rally towel photograph and the answer provide proof that you rode to the location.

To keep things interesting each year the Void seems to have a ‘theme.’ One year it was golf, then haunted places, another year it was weather related. This year the messaging and images surrounding the rally are all peppered with musical elements.

The Void Rally

There have been some news posts on the rally site consisting of nothing more that links to websites that appear to be unrelated to, well, anything.

  • Cracker Barrel
  • Motel 6
  • YMCA

Hmm.

There is apparently a song called Cracker Barrel by someone named Erin Hay (which makes me throw up in my mouth) and the restaurant chain apparently has some record label. Lana Del Rey has a song called Motel 6. And of course those sweet, lovable rogues the Village People sing YMCA.

So what does that all mean? Probably nothing. Or maybe something. If nothing else it gets the ole cogs turning in braintown.

Will our bonus stops be heavy on music locations? That’s where my imagination has been wandering. What’s going to be in the rallybook when it turns up? Will we see places like:

  • Graceland
  • The Grand Ole Opry
  • Sun Studios
  • Electric Ladyland
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Yasgur’s Farm – Woodstock

What do you think? Will there be musical landmark visits or is it just a rouse?

 

 

Save The Date: Void Rally 8

Save The Date: Void Rally 8

This afternoon I moseyed on over the Void Rally website and was greeted with the news that the die has been cast – The Void Rally 8 is scheduled for October 12-13.

Void Rally 8

This year’s rally pages are peppered with musical clues. Does it have meaning? Are the Rallymasters just having fun? Who knows? But it’s fun to speculate.

It was during the Void 7 that I first dipped my toe into the 24hour rally water. I came away having such a good experience that I would like to give it another shot again this year. Not because I hope to win, but because, well… just because.

Read:  Void Rally 7: Tales of a First Timer 

If you aren’t familiar with the 24 hour rally format, stop by their “How it Works” page for a good overview:

At the beginning of a rally every rider will get a list of Bonus Locations.   This list will include point values, bonus requirements, directions/address, what the rider is actually looking for (a statue, plaque, business, etc) and what time it is available…

…Your job is to construct a route that gets from the start location to the endpoint, within the allotted time while attaining as many points as possible.  A rider must also allow time for sleep, fuel, meals, traffic, twisty roads, etc.

According to the tentative schedule that has been posted, registration will open on June 20th. Hopefully the scheduling fairies will smile on me and allow me to follow through on this one!

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