NO !!! this is not a JOY ride it is a Race ( that means SPEED!!!! )
What they should do is DROP the sportsman class in the point to point V2R and open the time gap
first PRO bike of the line at 5:30am first TT off at 1:00pm
I am sorry but the truth hurts
Unless PAB has the psychic ability to know an ATV is going to re-enter the course in a dust cloud thinking the only truck behind him had passed I don't see how it could be any different. This wreck highlights the danger of racing, particularly off road racing where a split second decision or move the wrong way can have catastrophic consequences. If nothing else it can serve as a warning to all that when re-entering the course there may be others in that dust cloud closing on you.Should an 18 year old be driving a TT? I wonder if Cam Steele was driving, would this have happened?
This is a great idea, I am sure there are a lot of semi fast riders that would love to do these races but want nothing to do with getting past by a trophy truck. Let the pro and expert classes go first, everyone else start behind and keep the pits open to allow a decent paced rider to finish the race.BITD should create a sportsman class for motos/quads, like the 8100 class, this class should run near the back. and first time V2R entrants should be strongly encourage to run in this class, vintage/quads could also run in this class.
yes, the course will be rutted and you would have to be a fairly good rider to do well. the TTs won't have to worry about the slow/inexperienced dual sporters and bucket listers on the course. I bet it would attract new riders because it gives them a chance to experience V2R without having to tangle with trucks. they could reduce the entry fee or make the satellite tracker optional, etc...
it might actually be pretty fun and rewarding for the participants, because even a slow rider will be able to pick off some stragglers and slower vehicles, to experience that rush. it won't pay championship points and almost everyone will time out, but there should be some kind of light hearted award/recognition at the awards banquet (like farthest, oldest bike/rider, etc...). after that, you'll know if you're ready to race up front the next time. this would be seen as a safe way for BITD to deal with this problem.
When I referenced SST and Indy cars, I was seriously making a point, just as why don't they race speedway bikes and the sprint cars at the same time, not a very good idea I assume.
Baja Dad, you are the one having some issues on here. I truly am concerned for bike riders, I am one as well as have I raced 4 wheel trucks and buggies. When I referenced SST and Indy cars, I was seriously making a point, just as why don't they race speedway bikes and the sprint cars at the same time, not a very good idea I assume.
Only the best pro riders can stay ahead and not get caught, so if the promotor, and it is there race to run, doesn't want to extend the span of the racing hours, then I feel the non pro bikes and quads should start in the rear, or go race a motorcycle race. And you assumed, I didn't know Casey and the history of BITD, wrong on your part.
It is no different. They should realize they are not racing for a win and if continuing on for points, respect the slower classes that are racing in their class and not screw up their race. And YES- If they act like a Richard Cranium and take out a class 11 or some other car by slamming them when they are that far back, then they should be held accountable by the promoter and the racing public here on RDC so we can all call the Richard Craniums Dick Heads!So what happens if one of these big time TT guy's has a problem and gets caught by bikes and quads, shouldn't his day over also?. If not wouldn't the same sportsman class, that would now be starting behind him, be put in danger again through no fault of their own?.
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