Tag-Team MX Teams Selection - What Do You Think?

nikki

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#1
I'm trying to post a poll... we'll see if I can figure it out. (Nope - I got to the screen to put the options in - then hit "post" and it wouldn't let me... oh well...)

Anyways - which do you think would be more fair/better for selecting teams for the tag-team MX at dirtweek? I just want everyone to have an equal shot - or we can just go by the luck of the draw?!?

Option 1: Throwing everyone's name in a bucket, regardless of riding ability/experience, and picking two (or three) at a time to form teams.

OR

Option 2: Having people designate their riding ability (1-experienced, 2-somewhat experienced, 3-not very experienced) then putting the experienced in one bucket and the not very experienced in the other (balancing out the amounts with the somewhat experienced riders) then picking one rider from the more experienced and one rider from the less experienced bucket to form a team.


Please vote 1 or 2 or offer and other ideas. Thanks!!
 

Papakeith

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#2
I'd go with no. 2
That way no one team should be able to run away with it by having 3 experienced MX'ers on their team.
 

biglou

#3
I think #2 is probably the most fair, but I like #1 better. The problem with #1 is that there will in all likelyhood be a couple of teams that wind up with all super-fast or all very-slow riders. However, it's all just for fun so it may not really matter after all!:)
 

WoodsRider

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My $.02 worth

Nikki - Last year, at the MWSF, we ran into the same difficulty with the team HS. You rely on people to be honest and truthful about their abilities yet, in all walks, there are those that would sell their mother for a cheap plastic trophy. I'm not saying anybody cheated last year, but there is a better solution.

Rather than trophies for places, give out trophies based on accomplishments like team that had the most fun, team that showed the most sportsmanship or strangest combination. Just don't tell the competitors what the prizes are until after the race.
 

MrLuckey

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I will be looking for partners for ALL team events. Preferable someone REALLY REALLY fast who doesn't mind coming in with a 317 minute lead and me blowing it for a next to last place finish or DNF :)
 

Treejumper

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#8
I like option #2 also, plus Ivan's idea. Wonder where he gets his sheep? :eek:
 

oldguy

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#9
Darn I am gonna miss this

Nikki I say go with the #2. Hopefully that way it will turn out somewhat even but if you notice a very lopsided runaway I like Truespodes idea of a surprise to throw them off. Maybe a detour into the gulch of death pokie plans to use in the womens MX:p
 

Papakeith

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#11
ROTFLMAO!!!!
That's just TOO funny!
So, JP exactly how long have ewe been waiting to use that link?
:think
You're baaaaaaad !
:think
I know, you didn't do mutton!

. . . ok I'll quit now:confused:
 

JuliusPleaser

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Ewe are kidding, right?

I got that link from Gomer about a year ago. That's his homepage. :p
 
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#14
If we can make it on Thursday I would like to race with my daughter and we both are very slow. For us it would be just a unique experience of getting to race as a team. I do not think she will be there untill Friday I do not want Her to be absent two days from school.
It should be fun how ever it is done.

Joe Roseberry
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