RMEC class change, Merfman?
Posted November 21, 2002 - 04:34 AM
Posted November 21, 2002 - 05:30 AM
Posted November 21, 2002 - 05:57 AM
I am competive in the C class now. If I stay in 4 stroke C next season, can I still ride the rest of the courses with the A and B riders without penalty? In most of the races I wanted more, more, MORE because the courses were so much fun!
Posted November 21, 2002 - 06:00 AM
Posted November 21, 2002 - 06:34 AM
In the RMEC advancement is done a few different ways. If you overall an event, for you a C overall. If you win your class at the end of the year, or if you finish top 5 in division, all of the C classes together.
You can move yourself up too. Sounds like you are ready and that maybe the right thing for ya.
Posted November 21, 2002 - 07:25 AM
The reason we advised him to stay in the C division until he got bumped was,
unless the rules have changed, once you've ridden in the B division, you can only
go back to the C division by a written letter from the Chairman or AMA.
This regression is good for 1 year and is a 1 time allowance. Once you've ridden
in the A division, you can never go back.
The difference between the A/B routes and C routes aren't as evident (IMHO)
with the passing of some of the old events. Calamity Pass was a prime example.
The C route was fun/easy. The 3rd loop was generally 24mph with no resets,
rests, etc, for 35-40 miles. That'll kick your butt. Phoenix was another prime
example. The 3rd loop goat trail was simply heinous.
Now, having said all that, I moved myself into B. I got my a$$ kicked on a regular
basis and sometime wished I'd stayed in C. In retrospect though, it made me
a better rider. Depends on what you're looking for..