Racing another race before your event - good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Maybe I'll do that to and see if I can get a finish.
Mike, in the 'riders handbook' on the D37 offroad members tools page I read that you have to finish at least half of the laps as the winner or else it's a DNF. Is that wrong? Believe me, the senior experts are more than twice as fast as I am. Maybe I'll try to block them