I am the President of Aces-Races this year, and I am going to try something new at the Norwich event. ( Ohiowoodsriders.com) May 5th.
I am going to run a dual sport at 8:45, with the last bike out by 9:00a.m. That'll put the DS'ers almost 100 minutes ahead of the fast(er) enduro riders. With the "resets" that the enduro has, the DS riders SHOULD be able to stay ahead of the Enduro riders all day.
It'll be the same course, and same arrows. Most dual sport rides in Ohio are just enduros without the checkpoints anyhow....
As far as comparing our events to a hare scramble.. really? We typically have 100 mile events with 60+ miles of really good trail. That is about 8-10X the amount of trail that you'll get at a harescramble.
We have it made around here. Most races / DS rides are within a 4 hour drive. Guys in Ill, and Indiana drive 7-8 hours to hit events.
Originally Posted by PeteH
Exactly. The only problem with the dry ones is that they are also the hot ones-think July and August. As far as being a hazard is concerned I'm not sure how the ACES series draws rows but I can't imagine they would let sportsmen start on an early row. Usually most of the really fast guys are on the first twenty rows or so. Remember its up to the faster riders to pass you. You don't want to hold them up, but you shouldnt have to lose your rythym to let them around either. Of course there will be a few loudmouthed jerks out there. The biggest issue I had with enduros is all of them are pretty far away and they start early Sunday morning. Hence you have to drive Saturday afternoon and stay overnight. Not like loading up Sunday morning and going to a local hare scramble. Some of the ECEA races in PA are actually a shorter drive than the southern OH events.