Tag-Team MX? Thurs or Fri?

nikki

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The majority of the races on the MX track look to be on Saturday. I was thinking that a tag-team MX race on Thursday or Friday would be kinda fun. While brainstorming - I came up with two different "game plans":

(1) Teams of two - riding the same bike - 6 laps on the mx track and "trade off" the bike in the start area (in front of the gates)

(2) Teams of two - riding your own bikes - 6 laps - first set of partners takes off (normal start) while thier partner waits behind gate for teammate to reach a checkpoint (mark off a spot after the normal finish line that is visible from the starting gate) then partner goes while the first partner loads back into the gate and waits for their teammate to reach the same checkpoint, and repeat...

What do you guys think? Who is interested? I saw a lot of members singed up for 3 and 4 days - so hopefully a big enough group will be around. Even if there is only 5-10 teams - it will still be fun. :)
 

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As long as both bike and body stay in good condition. I am game for all rides/races!
Dirtweek will be my first time at a track! There could be some good photo ops!:eek:
I can't wait!!! :) :)
 
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Sounds good to me... how about 3 laps so we change more often?
We'll be handing off a "certain item" in the Team HS, we could do the same in the MX?

We could put this in place of "Langtown East", don't know if we have enough small bikes for that anyway.
 

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When I suggested 6 laps - I was thinking each person only does one lap at a time. That way we change quite often! I was thinking 8 at first - but didn't want to see any Tortelli-like (running out of gas) problems if we switch off with the same bike.

At one lap then a 2-3 minute rest then another lap... etc... I might be able to breathe at the end of the race :)
 
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That's even better :)

1 lap each, on their own bikes. ??

I guess this means you are in charge of this event Nikki! Did you know you volenteered? LOL.
 

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Great idea Nik...

Where do I sign? Will there be a trophy for slowest lap time? How about slowest team lap time?

Wait a minute... Ivan's not going, so I'll have a helluva time finding someone slower than me.:p
 
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nikki

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Sure Okie - I'll take the lead on this one - just as long as I get to race it too :)

What do you guys think - will it be more fun having the teams use the same bike or each rider using their own bikes? Some people are a little funny about letting others share their bikes... so maybe we'll do your own bike.

Passing off an item is a good idea too - never thought about that. Although I can't hold something and ride at the same time :confused: Maybe something you can clothespin to the bike or put around your wrist or something... I'll think about it.

Hmmm... splitting up the teams... how do you know who's "fast"? The bat idea... you don't want to see what I had for lunch - do ya? :) I'll figure out something!
 
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put around your wrist or something
We'll be using pretty little pink scrunchies on the wrist for the team harescramble :) ., we can use those ?

The bat thing? As long as the rider has enough time before getting back on the bike.
 

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use the same bike. we did this at a mx race once and it was really fun. the funny part is watching the first guy try to get off while the second one tries to get on. it sometimes gets comical.

have you ever tried to ride fast while holding something? it's not easy to do. i rode in a couple of motorcycle rodeos where we did the same events as the horses: flag race, pole race and barrel race. if you are not familiar with rodeos, in the flag race you ride to one end of the arena, grab a flag off a barrel, then ride back with the flag as quickly as possible. just try doing a third gear sweeper with one hand and you'll see what i'm talking about.
 

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I'm game.....how do we pick a partner?
Anyone looking for a slow spode to team up with? :eek:
 

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you should make it by luck of the draw. That way there will be no sandbagging teams. Not that such a thing ever happens.... :think
 
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not sure about the bike swap thing... I have a hard enough time getting around on the one I'm used to :eek: . And believe me, you do not want AJ to be your partner if he's going to ride your bike :scream:
 

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I like it!

Let's do this in one form or another.:)
John, I'll be your partner. I'm used to your riding style!;)
Don't worry, I won't post that pic again.:o
 

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:think hmmm.... last golf scramble I went to, everyone said they were a D player.:p

Sounds like a blast!
Although I'd be just as sick if I cracked someone elses steed up, as I would be with the bat.