New Race Series - Enduro League Challenge

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Enduro League
Time Trial Challenge




This exciting new enduro riding concept allows competitors to ride in a relaxed, non-race, time trial style challenge.

Riding against the clock on a prescribed route, competitors can go out to any of the three venues at any time and log timed laps. They can ride as many laps as they wish, in their own time and then post their fastest lap of the day, which will be added to the League tables.

This casual format give riders of all skill levels the opportunity to see where they rank amongst their peers and allow themselves to plot their progress over time. And of course shoot for the awesome prizes up for grabs at the end of every heat.

How it works

On registration to the League, a competitor will be mailed the routes for the three courses for that 'heat' or 'season'. They then choose the respective route they wish to ride that day, download it to their GPS and Ride!

They will then self time their respective laps using a cell phone and the 'Strava' phone app or a GPS.

They then mail their fastest lap of the day back to organizers to be added to the league table for that respective course.

A rider is free to ride any course, do as many laps, whenever and with whoever they wish.

There is no limitation on bike capacity or rider age.

Riders times will be posted on the Enduro-League spreadsheets for each route. Only a riders fastest time for a particular course will be displayed.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 riders in each class for each course for every heat.

League tables will be updated bi-weekly on the Enduro-League page on the Moto 101 forum.

Enduro-League is a challenge not a race, there is therefore no competitor licence requirement, any rider at any skill level can participate.

The classes

All competitors for a particular course will simply be divided into 'Expert' and 'Intermediate' classes based on an even time split.
The Routes

Routes will be ride-able for all skill levels but technical enough to test skill, stamina and speed.

They will be the same for both classes and encompass a wide variety of terrains.
The first seasons routes will be at:

Heidelberg 4x4 Club - 12km
Arrow Rest - Hartbeesport - 9km
Wild West - Gerhaadsville - 12km
Costs

Heat (4 months) - R200
Season (1 year) - R400
Getting Started

Fill out the registration form and pay registration fee.
GPS route's will then be sent to you via mail to be saved on your laptop or PC.
Download 'Strava' app to your smart phone. It is advised you don't add 'followers' on the app but use it purely for timing.
Ensure Enduro League e-mail address is on your phone.
Choose a route for the day and download to your GPS device.
RIDE !

Riding Enduro League

Lap Start:

Proceed to lap 'start' board conveniently located in the car parks of each respective venue.
Select route on their GPS device, start navigation
Select 'Strava' app on phone and start timing then safely stash the device in your backpack.
RIDE!

Lap Finish:

On arriving at lap 'finish' board, stop timing.
Enter your name and save your lap.
On completion of your days riding, select your fastest lap and send via e-mail on your phone.

NOTE: The route and distance plot nature of the timing system ensures that no cutting of the course will go unnoticed.

The venues the Enduro-League courses are set on are active riding venues and will have other riders utilizing trails at any given time. Enduro League competitors should therefore exercise caution at all times!

http://www.enduroleague.co.za/
 

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Mark just a question.

How will we know what the route is?

Wild west change their routes through the year and Heidelberg is a massive piece of ground with many different route.
 

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raggyshark said:
Mark just a question.

How will we know what the route is?

Wild west change their routes through the year and Heidelberg is a massive piece of ground with many different route.
Best is to get in touch with organizer and ask.

To my knowledge, The GPS routes will be sent to you on registering. So its part navigational, part time challenge. Good roof training.

How it works

On registration to the League, a competitor will be mailed the routes for the three courses for that 'heat' or 'season'. They then choose the respective route they wish to ride that day, download it to their GPS and Ride!
 

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Will they set aside days or times for this so you dont get guys coming in the wrong direction on the route ?

Wild West isnt too much of an issue as 99% of riders do ride in the right direction, but Heidelberg has no direction on routes.
 

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Shawn said:
Will they set aside days or times for this so you dont get guys coming in the wrong direction on the route ?

Wild West isnt too much of an issue as 99% of riders do ride in the right direction, but Heidelberg has no direction on routes.
The venues the Enduro-League courses are set on are active riding venues and will have other riders utilizing trails at any given time. Enduro League competitors should therefore exercise caution at all times!
 

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ok --old hand at riding but still got a stupid question.

I have been wanting to buy a GPS for riding, for a while now which one do you guys that use them lots recommend.

I have got a Garmin Virb camera that track my GPS route but cant be used to navigate
 

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raggyshark said:
Mark just a question.

How will we know what the route is?

Wild west change their routes through the year and Heidelberg is a massive piece of ground with many different route.
Raggy ,Iggz and I work closely together and I will inform him should we decide to change the track ,currently the feedback from our riders are that the route is the best it's ever been .The Enduro League route is exactly the Red loop incl the Koppie and it is absolutely rideable to a broad spectrum of riders .Faster guys like Wayne Everton and Steven Carr are doing 36.30 and 36.40.Average okes like Myself 38.07 and CJ 42.00.
 

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Francois M said:
raggyshark said:
Mark just a question.

How will we know what the route is?

Wild west change their routes through the year and Heidelberg is a massive piece of ground with many different route.
Raggy ,Iggz and I work closely together and I will inform him should we decide to change the track ,currently the feedback from our riders are that the route is the best it's ever been .The Enduro League route is exactly the Red loop incl the Koppie and it is absolutely rideable to a broad spectrum of riders .Faster guys like Wayne Everton and Steven Carr are doing 36.30 and 36.40.Average okes like Myself 38.07 and CJ 42.00.
Questionable.

At least this series is tracked on Strava so people can't cheat.
 

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Fastclive said:
ok --old hand at riding but still got a stupid question.

I have been wanting to buy a GPS for riding, for a while now which one do you guys that use them lots recommend.

I have got a Garmin Virb camera that track my GPS route but cant be used to navigate
Depends what you want to do with it.

If it's purely for following tracks then any of the Foretrex / e-Trex range is right.

If you want to be able to load a map then get either the e-Trex 20 or 30.

There may well be other that will work but these are the most popular and you can get Rost brackets for them.
 

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Looks cool! Gotta start saving for a gps...
 

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I've suggested to strave that they add Enduro Motorcycling as a activity.

One the thread has been approved by a Mod, i will post the link here, and everybody must please go "vote"

might be a long shot but worth a try
 
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