Question about racing.
Posted December 06, 2000 - 11:53 AM
Posted December 06, 2000 - 12:30 PM
Posted December 06, 2000 - 01:14 PM
Go for it man. I was away from bikes for twenty plus years. I bought a WR rode a couple of times and once in the woods and raced a GNCC. WOW, what an experience. I had some good coaching from GNCCYZ (Jeff) and I should have kick his butt for letting me/suggesting I race.
I'm not sure of the sanctioning bodies out there. But I had to buy an AMA membership a SETRA membership and entry fees. It was about $70. It rained the day before and all during the race and was about 100% humidity. After the first turn everyone was throwing their goggles into the woods. I rode for a hour an pulled off. I was toast, but did get a score and it wasn't last.
First things first. You have to be in some sort of cardio vascular shape. If not pace yourself and don't ride WFO. A hare scramble is a long race. Buy some hand guards and a camelback. You must keep hydrated. Drink at least .6 ozs of water for every pound of bodyweight you have. Do this for at least three days prior to the event. On race day drink as much as you can stand. You can also buy a product called Revenge, it's made by Champion Nutrition and is sold in most GNC stores. It's an endurance ahtletes supplementle drink. Most of the big dogs use it.
Get a good night sleep, yea right! and get there early, sign in and roost. Look at as a learning experience and have fun. After that you'll have a good idea of what to expect.
Oh, don't know what your age is but I'm Vet age and raced the four stroke C class. The vet classes are full of old guys who have raced for years. They were faster than the younger guys. So I raced with the kids.
Need anymore info ask!
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted December 06, 2000 - 04:44 PM
I noticed you are in SETRA, so am I. Are you going to the SwampFox enduro?? or do you ride Harescrambles only??? I run the VET C class.
Posted December 06, 2000 - 07:34 PM
Good Luck, huge
Posted December 06, 2000 - 08:47 PM
[This message has been edited by Kermit (edited 12-06-2000).]
Posted December 07, 2000 - 04:07 AM
[This message has been edited by Hiller (edited 12-07-2000).]
Posted December 07, 2000 - 09:41 AM