Enduro Timekeeping How-To...

Discussion in 'Racing' started by neduro, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    Wow it's worse than I thought. I don't have the skill to ride an enduro *and* I don't even have the ability to comprehend the timekeeping. :D
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  2. CTyankee

    CTyankee Been here awhile

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    I'm also probably too old and out of shape.:cry
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  3. cbob

    cbob Been here awhile

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    It's all a matter of "want to". I'm 55 and I want to bad enough I go to the gym. My limit is 1 hr - 30 min of weights (alternate each day with legs one and upper body) and 30 min of aerobics. Do what you can and you don't even notice the getting in shape part - It just happens.

    The trick is to force yourself to change the habit. My gym clothes go in the bike (I ride to work). I can't go home until I stop off at the gym first. If I go home it's over.

    "Don't complain, just train". It takes less time than you think.

    Can't ride because of snow on the ground? CROSS TRAINING! I love skiing. Too bad anything South of WV is ice skiing.

    We even have a class for riders 66 yrs & older. I just hope I still want to at that age.

    Too old . . . . LOL! :rofl

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  4. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

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    we should have a video game / simulator made up to help learn timekeeping!

    I myself don't worry much about the time, or what place I come in. It's just fun to tackle the course, or the other way around! I thought the most points wins? Isn't there a trophy for that? I'm usually easy to spot, I'm the guy taking photos along the way! and that really kills any timekeeping, that along with the fact I just can't seem to let a downed rider go without a lending hand of some kind, whether it's pulling someone out of a lake or mud hole, dropping off my tool kit or a tow rope or handing out a gatoraide (i usually carry two or three on my rear fender bag). I remember being helped out in my first several enduros, and that really made an impression, so now, still a beginner, try to help out as I can. In texas, all the events are far apart, which means the terrain varies greatly, and riding all kinds of terrain is what it's all about for me. Not knowing what the next second has in store for you is the spice of running an enduro event! My goal someday is to hit as many enduros around the country as I can possibly do before i die. If there's one way to see the countryside of the us of a, then this is it! If I someday catch on to this time keeping thing, well , that might be fun too ....
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  5. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    just got wind of this after my first enduro.

    beginning of a new season for everyone so bump
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  6. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I have one correction to add.....

    If you are hot coming into a check, you MUST maintain forward motion, but you can dab your foot/feet.

    That rule change bums me out. I like watching trials on a dirt bike.

    Tom B
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  7. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    My first enduro is this weekend... :eek1


    This thread has given me a few highlights. I've got my chart holder and watch ready to go. I've got some major butterflies. The race is the ADR National Enduro at Forest Hill, LA. http://acadianadirtriders.org/index.htm

    Supposed to be good fun. I'm going to try to do a bit of time keeping... but mostly just going to try and hang on and not kill myself.. :D

    There is a crazy "Log Jam" section...
    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/MxAH1WPhTdE&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MxAH1WPhTdE&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    And a section that has a pretty steep hill climb... looks kind of sketchy but doable...
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    <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
    <param name="FlashVars" value="&MM_ComponentVersion=1&skinName=http://boneyard.tv/videos/Clear_Skin_3&streamName=http://boneyard.tv/sms/site/members/2/a/7/3/d/3/5/5/e/e/6/4/3/f/c/1/d/9/7/8/1/b/7/8/1/6/8/6/6/6/b/5/media/c91210e6e695977ab4e07bd5a2dfa605.flv&=true&autoRewind=true" />
    </object>

    I've just never done anything like that.

    Luck.
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  8. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

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    I don't know for sure, but that log sections might only be for the A/B riders, not for the C class. when I was there a couple of years ago the logs were not a part of the course. the vid doesn't really show it but it looks like there's a cheater log in front of the big log to help get the front tire up and over? let us know how your first enduro goes! we want a ride report!
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  9. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    I'm back! Owwwww iiiii hurrrrrrrttttttttttttttttttt.

    As of when I pulled in I was 6 of 9 I checked again when I picked up my gas can, I was 5/9. Was a good ride, only one guy got hurt.

    I was C class 4stroke 74E. I ended up passing all of the E riders to 68 (balls to the wall type of race) and I only wrecked twice, both times I spun out on some huge roots and just laid the bike down (hands never came off the bar).

    GREAT time, but I hurt! Pics will be in the XR400 thread.


    OH and the log jam and hill climb were both not on the C course.... THANK DOG!
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  10. spidennis

    spidennis SandStorm Adventures

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    give us a link to this if you would ......
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  11. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    So, when ya doin another one??????

    Tom B
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  12. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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  13. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    I think the next one is Cycle Land Enduro on May 3rd I think...
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  14. The_Italian

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    thanks Neduro and Flanny for the always good jobs posted.
    the links do not open though.
    Any suggestion ?
    what about starting a tread about the cheapest possible Enduro racing season ?
    E.
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  15. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    well that link is more than 7 years old. it is not that it is broke. looks like since then the domain has been re-released into the wild. it is currently available for purchase if you or others are interested. i would like to point out that it could either be read as Motor Ally or as the previous owner it turns out was using it Moto Rally. two names for the price of one. i do register and host domains, as well as create websites so i will give myself a little plug. i can get you a website with 2 names for the price of one. PM for further details.
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  16. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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  17. TTRer

    TTRer n00b

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    Can someone interpret these results? It was a start control format, and I was row 26 C on the Yamaha at the bottom of each.

    I'm still having trouble.
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  18. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I understand it but hard to explain here, but here goes.
    Check 1 which was a "Known Control" or a start you were two minutes late to so lose two points (bad way to lose them:wink:)Guessing you were late to the line.
    You then road to the next "Known" which was a start and were on time. The "checkout" for the section was what is known as an Emergency check and you were 6 minutes and 18 seconds late.The first number is the number of minutes late the number after the "/" is the number of seconds late based on the 30 second mark of the minute being a zero. So you arrived at 6:38 late.
    Zeroed the next check-in and then lost 22 minutes in the section and so on. Your final score was a 204/6301. This means over the day you were 204 minutes late as a total for all sections. The second number is the number of seconds late and is only used as a tie breaker. 34b and 40b needed to use the tie breaker.
    Hope that made sense, and good on you for finishing and enduro.
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  19. TTRer

    TTRer n00b

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    Thanks for the info, RichBeBe! This was my first enduro, it was pretty tough for me. Does it give any info as to the amount of time that I was riding? The event started at 8:00 am, or 8:26 for me. :1drink
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  20. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    No the times are only the times you were behind the scheduled times.
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