Originally Posted by VespaFitz
In one timekeeping piece I read, the author suggested that volunteering at an enduro is the quickest way to learn about timekeeping. Not sure how handing out cups of water accomplishes this, but I figured I'd throw it out there.
Well, I believe the type of volunteering being suggested was at one of the checks. This would be especially true if you can "get in good" with the trail boss and get on one of the check crews where they fully expect to catch a lot of people coming in hot. Not only will you learn lots of new colorful language, but you'll be entertained by the folks doing the "slow ride" -- some of them are really quite good at it. Just remember they've got to keep moving, they can't dab with the feet, and they can't ride in circles.