Laoch wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Help a noob out--other than a bike and helmet what do I really
Roll chart, stop watch,
I plan on just riding for fun. Can I be DNF'd?
Where is Joe's thread on this stuff
Dirty, sorry just saw this,
If you don't have the fancy pants computer, to maybe have a chance of knowing what's going on:
1. Roll chart holder
2. a regular watch (not a stop watch). If your bike does not have a clock, just buy a cheap digital watch and strap it to your handlebar.
3. a re-setable odometer.
The morning of we will find the official "Key time" displayed on the clubs clock at sign-up. We will then set our clocks to exactly match the Key time; only less the number of rows that we will ride at. We have requested to ride row 41. Therefore when row zero starts at 8:00am Key time, our clock will be at 7:19. When our clock say 8:00am, we ride! We then follow the roll chart. As an example, it will say 13 3.9 18 To translate this, when your clock say 8:13 your odometer should say 3.9 miles (and you should be moving at an average speed of 18mph) to be exactly on time. If you check your odometer at 3.9 miles and your clock says 8:20, you are 7 minutes late. If there was a check at this place in the course, you would receive 7 points. Now, in this particular enduro, you can almost count on them having a "slow" section to try and trick you. For example, if you look down at mile 3.9 and your clock says 8:10 you are now 3 minutes early and IF there was a check at this point, you would get 6 points (2 for every minute early). Then at the end of a section when you "check-out", the roll chart will tell you to advance you odometer to a certain mileage without actually moving, this is how everyone gets put back "on-time" (and the slow guys get caught up).
Now that all sound complicated so don't worry so much about it and just ride. However, knowing the above, if you do try to figure this out as you go along, it will all make a lot more sense. The one thing you will really need the roll chart and watch for is to know when to start the next section. Since this isn't a "start-controls" format, you can actually loose points if you show up to the start on each section early or late. Just look around at the numbers on the other bikes waiting to start and that will give you an ideal of what's going on; that and stick with the guys on your row....
Good luck and just have fun.