Originally Posted by BAZZER450
hmmm this really does need some thought .. As we are going to have two riders outta 1 truck ... and the speeds will be different between the 2 riders . i guess the course will have to be released and liason times posted to see the margin of safety you have on transit .. fuel will be an issue. Do you think the chase will have lotsa time to get from the start to the finnish of the specials? you guys really have me thinking this might be an issue. What do you think the biggest time difference could be and still keep up ?
Every transit has a half hour time window that needs to be met. There will likely be more than 30 minutes between the first bike to start and the last. The truck won't be able to make up a half hour on many sections. So even if the bikes are equal speed and have no breakdowns it can only be done for a few sections.
Providing 'bivouac' support for a bunch of bikes with one truck is not a problem. The truck drives from the day start to the day finish with all the riders' stuff and then spends the evening driving back up the course to pick up anyone who broke down.
IMO, with one support vehicle you can provide a single pit each day for several bikes, or you can chase a single bike and provide multiple pits each day for that bike. But you can't do both unless you're willing to let a breakdown on one bike ruin the race for the other bike.