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Hi All,

I'm sure a lot of folk here find the idea of entering a race rather daunting, like I do.

Please redirect me if there is a thread, but can I ask you guys to post some first race 101 comments / tips here?

What do you need? Gazebo, Race mat etc

Scrutineering - what do they look for?

Where do you get your number? Race License? Do you have to join a club? If so what options are there?

Thanks in advance
 

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SUBSUBSUBSUB

definitely interested in this thread
 

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Also on planning on doing at least 1 race, so very interested
 

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Rooster, for EWXC you need the following:

- Join a Club, if you're racing EWXC, join Enduro World Club. Its probably incidentally the cheapest and easiest. Check their website for how to join.

- WOMZA License - https://creator.zohopublic.com/2013womz ... WjBFuAJqTZ

WOMZA will issue you with a number, go and have it printed and stick it to your bike but EWXC usually give you a number so that's not even so important.

- Fire Extinguisher. Dont worry about a refuelling mat, you wont need it I promise.

- Gazebo

- Scrutineering is self scrutineering these days but your bike will be fine.
 

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Thanks Mark!

- Fire Extinguisher. Don't worry about a refueling mat, you wont need it I promise.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes, I agree
 

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Dont even think the proper Pro's need to refuel.

I once hit reserve though :mrgreen:

In reality you'll end up doing at most 5 laps of 15 km's of slow riding, TBH in your first season you'll be lucky to do 3 laps.
 

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How quick must you be able to do something like Wild West to check that your fit enough?
 

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You get to do as many laps as you can in 2.5 hours for club class and 3 hours for Pro. They'll DNF you if you don't finish more than 50% of the guy that won your class.

If you can do 3 full laps of WW in 3 hours you should do well in club class.
 

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Mark250GP said:
Rooster, for EWXC you need the following:

- Join a Club, if you're racing EWXC, join Enduro World Club. Its probably incidentally the cheapest and easiest. Check their website for how to join.

- WOMZA License - https://creator.zohopublic.com/2013womz ... WjBFuAJqTZ

WOMZA will issue you with a number, go and have it printed and stick it to your bike but EWXC usually give you a number so that's not even so important.

- Fire Extinguisher. Dont worry about a refuelling mat, you wont need it I promise.

- Gazebo

- Scrutineering is self scrutineering these days but your bike will be fine.
For something like the GOC's it's pretty much the same, except you need an MSA license. And you can also opt for the GOC club membership - I like it because of the discount at EMD Racing...
You will need the refuelling mat though and get number stickers on your bike before the race.

For both the GOC and EWXC I think you will need racecontrol timing tag to stick on your lid or bike. Or take duct tape and cableties if you have to ride with transponder... The racecontrol tags you buy and it's yours forever, the transponders they issue to you at registration before the race and you have to return it after finishing.

Correct me if I'm wrong...
 

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Yip, forgot about that. If EWXC go with Racecontrol again you can buy a tag at the race, think its R 100.00 and it's your forever, until you lose it.

Stick it to your lid, not your bike. Otherwise you can't have it checked before the races.
 

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Mark250GP said:
You get to do as many laps as you can in 2.5 hours for club class and 3 hours for Pro. They'll DNF you if you don't finish more than 50% of the guy that won your class.

If you can do 3 full laps of WW in 3 hours you should do well in club class.
:shock: Including the Koppie? That's it, I'm taking my Gummy Berry Juice.... I will be needing it ;)

Not too concerned to DNF, Ill be chuffed to make 2 or 3 laps.

Regarding the classes - what do they designate? Also, Where do you get "race control"?
 

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Racecontrol.co.za but as mentioned you can buy the tags at the event for R50.
 

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go to a race and pit crew for someone. This will make you feel more comfortable.
 

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Rooster said:
Regarding the classes - what do they designate? Also, Where do you get "race control"?
Dont pay too much attention to the classes.

Club B - For weekend wobblers

Club A - For weekend warriors

Pro B - For the fit okes

Pro Elite - For the Brian Cappers, Blake Gutzeits etc..

Senior Pro - Mid life crisis

Masters - Oupa's

Everyone does the same route so its much of a muchness, unless you are trying to get a trophy.
 

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Mark250GP said:
Rooster said:
Regarding the classes - what do they designate? Also, Where do you get "race control"?
Dont pay too much attention to the classes.

Club B - For weekend wobblers

Club A - For weekend warriors

Pro B - For the fit okes

Pro Elite - For the Brian Cappers, Blake Gutzeits etc..

Senior Pro - Mid life crisis

Masters - Oupa's

Everyone does the same route so its much of a muchness, unless you are trying to get a trophy.
Hay watch it, who you calling Oupa....... :twisted:
 

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Chukudeer said:
Mark250GP said:
Rooster said:
Regarding the classes - what do they designate? Also, Where do you get "race control"?
Dont pay too much attention to the classes.

Club B - For weekend wobblers

Club A - For weekend warriors

Pro B - For the fit okes

Pro Elite - For the Brian Cappers, Blake Gutzeits etc..

Senior Pro - Mid life crisis

Masters - Oupa's

Everyone does the same route so its much of a muchness, unless you are trying to get a trophy.
Hay watch it, who you calling Oupa....... :twisted:
Tell him, these bloody youngsters of today :lol:
 

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Flatdog said:
go to a race and pit crew for someone. This will make you feel more comfortable.
Very good advice, you will learn the ins and outs quickly this way.

At the same time you can check if there are any guys willing to take in a new rider in their pit, that saves you having to get a gazebo and all that other nonsense. You just rock up, kit up, get your bike out and go race. That's how I do it with the guys from Factory Racing. Much easier ;)
 

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Shot All,

I think I will be entering weekend wobbler and see from there. If that makes me a Ringer call me Ringo Star, but I doubt that very much!

Surely you can change up a class at the next race if you happen to purchase some talent somewhere?
 

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How does all of this work in KZN? I've got 2 laaities that are nagging me non stop to race this year.
Also what max size bikes can they race with here, they are both 16 years old.
 
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