KACHINA - Roll Call
Posted April 22, 2003 - 05:25 AM
I've been writing up a roll chart. It's pretty easy until I get to all the free time and resets at off numbers like 26.85 then I get confused. Why aren't they resetting on a whole tenth (26.8)? How do I tell when I will be at 26.85, add seconds to the min where I would be at 26.8? See ya all down there.
Posted April 22, 2003 - 05:44 AM
It sure is nice though to have the race info on-line the week before the event, wish some RMEC events would do the same.
Posted April 22, 2003 - 06:23 AM
it last night. Here's a quick tutorial:
Column A is speed, Column B is mileage, Column C is minutes.
format column A,C as numbers no decimals
format column B as numbers, 2 decimal places
define A0 14
define B0 0.0
define C0 0
define A1 14
define B1 (B0 + (A1/60)
define C1 (C0 + 1)
Copy as needed and change the speeds where they come up
on the route sheet. Once you've done all the speed changes,
review the mileages and eliminate anyplace where the mileage
isn't a whole tenth (like 10.47 instead of 10.4) Where there
are whole tenths, and whole minutes, and not 2 miles before
known controls (Gas checks and known finishes), that's where
the checks are possible. It sounds confusing, but if you go
through the above, you'll understand it more.
To answer your question:
You'll know when you're at a reset at 26.85 because there
will be a sign stating that you're there. You don't add
minutes at this point, only roll your mileage forward. Your
clock NEVER changes, only your mileage. Free time just
means you can wait there until it's time to go (or, HINT,
ride at a more relaxed pace to .2 miles before the next
See ya there and don't hesitate to ask questions. Even tho
Rex kicked me under the bus, I can check TT from work..
Posted April 22, 2003 - 07:27 AM
I have only rode once since the last HS. I pull out my WR to get it ready, and the middle intake valve is toast. I have a YZ250F that I am now swapping the suspension with the WR so I will have a cushy ride. No odometer at all, I am just going to try and keep Endozens dust in sight. If he flats or something, I am just out for a trailride. I race B because if I am going to drive more than 6 hours to a race, I want to ride as much as possible. If you ride C, this course should be technically easy. It didn't get difficult last year until the second loop, and the Cs dont do that. The nice thing about these races is that if you don't know what your doing, few people know or care.
These things are pretty low key, dangerwise, compared to HS or MX. You are racing the clock rather than head to head, so the testosterone levels are alot lower. But they are tiring, you will be bushed at the end of the day. They are a really good time, they have to be, to make 12-14 hours of driving worth it.
Posted April 23, 2003 - 03:02 AM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 03:47 AM
LOL.. Wicked, you wanted to be schooled... Watch out for that
Posted April 23, 2003 - 05:05 AM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 05:57 AM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 06:53 AM
I ride in the oldfart(Senior) A class.
Posted April 23, 2003 - 01:06 PM
I ride in the oldfart(Senior) A class
Haaa, old fart my A**. I have a buddy in the class and look at the scores there, you guys are fast, this year seems to be a tough class so far too.
Posted April 23, 2003 - 03:37 PM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 04:17 PM
Hmmm, like John Blythe? OA A winner of 3 enduros this year?
Posted April 24, 2003 - 03:59 AM
Mike, sure hope you can hook up with someone and make it down this weekend. Let me know if I can help somehow.
Posted April 24, 2003 - 04:33 AM
Posted April 24, 2003 - 06:55 AM
He was dressed in "Coors Beer Wolf" costume and was the "hare"
for an impromptu Hare and Hound after the race. Hotshoes Dennis
Larrat and Troy Raynor were among the hounds. They couldn't
catch him for crap... he finally overheated from wearing the
costume and Dennis finally caught him.
I ran into John at Aztec last Thursday. He's well aware that
he's encroaching into AA territory again and said he probably
wouldn't ride much next year and would instead work with son
Ian... I took about 5 laps of helmet cam footage of Ian.. he's
going to be as smooth as his dad...
John's last comment was "Screw this motocross. I'm gonna go find
some rocks to ride in!"
Mike, hope you find a partner! I have a full boat or I'd pony-up
Posted April 24, 2003 - 10:16 AM
It's official dude. My 3rd interview is 10:00am Monday morning. I have research to dig up to prepare for this chat. I can't risk missing the research or wadding myself up and missing this interview.
I am really sorry. I was hoping this would be a great 40th birthday (May 5th) present to myself.
Hope you find another ride along. I would be more than happy to pool up next time.