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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #23161
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Does FTR have transponders that record time? If so why so strict on numbers...

if they do it by sight scorers then I can see it.... really makes it a hassel for guys just doing one or two events...
I'm not the FTR prez so can't answer that.

Yes, they do use transponders. Use to be $25 but not sure now. Just zip tie it good. They last just about forever.

Yes, it is a big hassle
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #23162
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One thing I forgot to say, You can borrow a transponder from a friend. You just need to get it programed to you before the race
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:32 AM   #23163
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In beginner class you have to have a white background with black numbers. No need to order any graphics for I have the luxory of making mine at work. Transponders are $30 at sign up. Beg class is 1.5hrs vs 2hrs for all others.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #23164
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Love the racing chatter!

The new technology transponders are a small strip like transponders on merchandise in a store - this will make racing much cheaper. SERA already has incorporated it into the kids races, and I believe nationals are using it now too. Hopefully soon everyone will adopt the new technology - still works with the old transponder readers so clubs don't have to invest in new tech - just start handing out the new transponders for $5 a piece instead of 25!

Also, the number plate thing - it depends on the club. When I worked the hard labor creek HS all riders in all classes had a simple piece of cardstock with a sharpied number on it. made my job a little tough as the handwritten backup to the check, especially after a few laps and the mud was covering half the numbers..

Just make sure to check the sponsoring Club's rules before heading out the door - and bring plenty of cash, you'll want a race shirt. plus that helps out the club!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #23165
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I have always thought of ADV as the place where old racer migrated after years of going fast.... not as a breeding/proving ground for new racers...

Good for you guys...

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #23166
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I have always thought of ADV as the place where old racer migrated after years of going fast.... not as a breeding/proving ground for new racers...

Good for you guys...

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #23167
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Plus 1 Vic.
Something happened in my racing career between "a gonna be" and
a "has been".

And that was "nuthin".
Ha ha me too!

Got a couple rooms full of trophies and plaques, a TON of t-shirts and more memories than I can share.

Racing is fun, challenging and affordable!

Now gas it!
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:13 PM   #23168
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Hey its beginner class, i plan on taking a few stops to sip some water, stretch, watch a few riders go by.. then jump back in.. after all i have 1.5hrs..
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #23169
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Racing is fun, challenging and affordable!


how about "miserable, demoralizing and off the chart expensive!"
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #23170
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how about "miserable, demoralizing..."
ahhh thats only during the race... a couple weeks after, then you start thinking hey that was kinda fun!
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #23171
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Anyone interested in getting together to do some rides?
Just had in mind some simple meet/eat and ride on a SAT or Sunday type rides. A little street and as much dirt as we can find.
Happy Birthday, PAR thread. You turned 5 yesterday. And here's to you, XT Thumper, wherever you are:

As a wise man once said--what a long, strange trip it's been

Yea verily
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #23172
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Happy Birthday, PAR thread. You turned 5 yesterday. And here's to you, XT Thumper, wherever you are:

As a wise man once said--what a long, strange trip it's been

Yea verily
Harumph!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #23173
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ahhh thats only during the race... a couple weeks after, then you start thinking hey that was kinda fun!
We were discussing that very thing at Treemans well after the Kracken had been released. (see dark pics on treemans thread) .

Truth = If you advertise "great ride - all will have fun - family event - great trails" no one show up.
Advertise = Horrible trails, cobby, ball buster, hurt you bad.... its a sell out and a legend....

I can tease cause there are very few enduros that I admit were fun, so why did I do it for 40 years?

Cause it was a level way above mere FUN...
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #23174
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Happy Birthday, PAR thread. You turned 5 yesterday. And here's to you, XT Thumper, wherever you are:

As a wise man once said--what a long, strange trip it's been

Yea verily
Damn I missed this one. Five short years and oh so much fun and memories.

While there are a few of us "old timers" still around - and I hope will be here for a long time to come - we must also recognize the active military part of PAR and with that the inevitable movement of these fine guys and gals to other parts of the world. The list is way too long to name each of our PAR riders who have gone on to other worlds to serve our country. But if you have been on this thread for any length of time you will recognize names like Riggy, Rucked Up, Frothenslosh, Reidinitaly, and on and on. Now we are losing MItrnsplt and Rotorhead. Godspeed to all of you.
Then there are those who while not military have passed through the area long enough to make friends and enrich all our lives. That list too is way too long but thanks for joining us. It’s been a trip.
Happy Birthday PAR.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #23175
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I can tease cause there are very few enduros that I admit were fun, so why did I do it for 40 years?

Cause it was a level way above mere FUN...
Quoted for posterity.
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