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Old 09-21-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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timekeeping endurance race ?

Do they still do these around here and are there any for Dual sport bikes like a DR650 and /or ADV bikes? I think it would be fun to try. It seems like all the enduro races are all geared towards the trail guys and hard core guys. How about something more for fat-ish fathers that still want to compete in something but not risk his life....I have to go to work on Mondays to support my family !
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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I don't know how those are run, but are you meaning something kind of along the lines of the timed road rallies that aren't for speed? Throw in some simple single tracks, nice 2 tracks and gravel roads, cool.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:31 AM   #3
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Yea. You had to average a certain speed along the course. But light Single track and two track would be ideal. I know they run a lot if DS rides like the Dirty Face but something maybe a little more competitive.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:03 AM   #4
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These are run on mostly paved routes, but they are kind of fun.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...58&postcount=1

I think it is an annual event.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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Here is a list of auto clubs that do TSD. See if they will allow a cycle, or start a cycle class.

http://www.rainierautosports.com/links.htm


I inquired locally about doing a TSD event for bikes but got a mediocre response. I wouldn't do it for less than 6-8 entrants.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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Looks like I may have some research to do ! I think this could be fun if set up right.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #7
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There was a timed rally type of race a few years ago in the Columbia/Garfield County area a few years ago. It was held on closed public roads of a mix of paved and gravel. I don't remember who or what group was the promoter. It looked like a great time but did not attend it.

I ran the IronButt 150 ride for several years. It started as a friendly internet ride on lighter bikes in the Colokum/Liberty/West Bar area two track and Table Mountain single track with the goal of 150 miles in a day. It ran for 5 years until most of us got bored with it along with riders attending that should NOT have been there. Too many riders were thinking roads like a dual sport ride but was rather tough. One year we started with 16 and had 4 or 5 finish. It is a tough ride if you didn't like rocks, snow, dust and hot summer beaches all in the same day.

Where am I going with this? I've been thinking of doing a GPS track of the route and let riders attempt it. Have them send in the tracks and verify completion for t-shirts or something. This is just something I've thought about for a year or two because I keep getting requests to do the ride. A timed element could be added but my concern is for riders to push it and crash hard. Some of this area is tough country and help is along ways away.

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Old 09-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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I'd be in for that. But I share your concern, Tony, for getting in over one's head. The key word here is "race". People will get behind in the tough stuff, and try to make up time on what they view as "not so tough". That's where trouble occurs.
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I'd be in for that. But I share your concern, Tony, for getting in over one's head. The key word here is "race". People will get behind in the tough stuff, and try to make up time on what they view as "not so tough". That's where trouble occurs.

My thought would be to NOT make it a race but an opportunity for others to practice navigation and get out for some fun. Promoting it is the easy part, trying to keep 20 riders of varied skill in line and going the same direction was like herding cats. It got to be a problem and no longer fun for me. Besides the BDR has taken some of the slack. The interest is there just have to make it happen.

Some pics from years past. September near Haney Meadows. A good 1/3 was in the snow.




Finally out of the snow.



To this in a couple of hours of riding. It was always a good time.




If I were to do it as a group again it would either be invitation only and likely limit the number of riders. This is one reason for making a track file for others to enjoy at their own leisure. TONY
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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That does sound like fun. Not into racing, but challenges to find my way and explore are great.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #11
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What about some of the OMRA Dual Sport Series?
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:25 AM   #12
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I am still in for something a little competitive but also using navigational skills would be fun too. How about some dual sport related Geocaching.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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Hi Tony,

happy to test the GPX - even without Tshirt

Wife is out next weekend so I can ride...

Sunday ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/601459452
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Hi Tony,

happy to test the GPX - even without Tshirt

Wife is out next weekend so I can ride...

Sunday ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/601459452
Nice ride. Conditions had to be nearly perfect. I'm not sure I have a complete track of the IronButt thing but I'll look on my old CPU. Today is my last day at work and then will be out of the state till mid-October.

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