Also...one thing that made the Australian event very friendly was that there was no night racing. The stages were designed to be finished in the afternoon and if it was getting dark they would force bikes to bail and ride back to bivouac on a road or with a recovery vehicle.
They also allowed competitors to restart the event if they did not finish one day but with a substantial penalty.
My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgement.
Just installed my new trolling motor