Category: SLASHER Rally

Riding the 2012 SLASHER Motorcycle Rally

Riding the 2012 SLASHER Motorcycle Rally

My DIY Slasher Rally FlagSure, it sounds a bit demented, but the SLASHER Rally is harmless: Sea, Land, Air, and Space: Hammy’s Experimental Rally (Slasher)

Though the rally is actually 2 days – Saturday & Sunday – I’ll only be riding on Saturday. And, as such I have no hope of winning. But I do plan on having fun doing the ride anyway.

I’ll be sticking to Long Island to pick up my bonuses. I’m not sure how that will work out with traffic and the preparation for the coming hurricane-apocalypse, “Sandy.” But, we’ll see!

So far, I know I got at least 5 points for uploading my mugshot. Yay, I’m not a zero! And I’ve made my DIY rally flag according to the instructions. Now, I guess I should figure out a route, huh? 🙂


So, get this… I actually tied for first place in the Slasher with a score of 179 points. Can you believe it? Yea, me neither! 🙂

Each bonus stop was worth 1 point. Riding in a costume and being in the bonus photo was an extra 1 point. And then, if your costume was related to the Air, Sea, Land, Space theme, you got another point on top of that. So, I wore a pirate costume over my riding gear (which adds about 40lbs in photos, just sayin’…)  and that gave me 3 points per stop.

I felt a little goofy at times riding around in a pirate costume. Having a couple boys at a traffic light shout “you’re a big dork” at me didn’t help but I soldiered on 😆

Living on an island there are a million places to stop for the sea bonuses – marinas, beaches, yacht clubs, etc. but I ended up riding right by many of them because I actually got tired of stopping. Having fun was more important than winning.

What fun. I can’t wait for the next one!

Instagram Photos:

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Sea, Land, Air, and Space: Hammy’s Experimental Motorcycle Rally

Sea, Land, Air, and Space: Hammy’s Experimental Motorcycle Rally

My SLASHER Rally mugshotInterested in participating in an informal scavenger hunt type of motorcycle rally?

If you said yes, well then you’re in luck! Hammy, whom I met during the Void Rally, is hosting a rally this weekend via Facebook.

Dates: Saturday October 27 – Sunday October 28

Sea, Land, Air, and Space: Hammy’s Experimental Rally (Slasher)

The SLASHER is a self-guided, Facebook-based motorcycle scavenger hunt that will take place completely during local daylight hours from Saturday Oct 27, 2012 to Sunday Oct 28, 2012. You can start and finish anywhere. There is no mileage minimum or cap, just some mandatory pictures.

You can’t get much more loose than that. Ride around, take some pictures, be home for dinner. You can do as much or as little as you like. Sounds good, right?

So what are the bonus categories?

Sea: Boat docks, Marinas, Beach and Lake signs, Naval/Maritime museums

Land: Motorcycle/car speedways, Horse racetracks, Railway train stations, Museums (e.g. train museums)

Air: Small airports (no international airports!), Hot air balloon rentals, R/C airfields, Aviation museums, Aircraft carriers

Space: any fixed object or place (monument, museum, plaque, observatory, etc) that is directly associated with outer space; fixed object means no toys or action figures, and it has to be something you have to ride to

Please see the SLASHER event page for the full listing of rules regarding each category and to RSVP.

You still have time today to pick up 5 points for uploading your mugshot!

Though I’ll only be riding on Saturday, I’m looking forward to it. If nothing else it is an excuse to head out for a ride.

What do you say? Are you in?