Enduro Basics

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Enduro Basics

Answers to the most common questions from new riders interested in riding Enduro's

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Cambridge Sprint Enduro

We are excited to offer the first Sprint Enduro in District 23! Simply put, Sprint Enduro is individual off-road motorcycle racing, against the clock. May 7, 2017!

TWO ISDE STYLE SPECIAL TESTS
ONE CENTRAL START / FINISH AREA
NO CONFUSING TIME KEEPING
LOWEST TOTAL TIME WINS

Picture grass track combined with some great trails, and you holding it wide open for 6-10 minutes trying to do a lap as quick as possible. This is an Enduro, so you're racing against the clock, not head-to-head against other riders.

Minnesota 300 Adventure Ride

The Minnesota 300 is a two day adventure ride through the Walker/Leech Lake area in northern Minnesota September 30 & October 1, 2017. The route consists of two loops, each approximately 150 miles each. The loops begin and end at the Norther Lights Casino and utilize many forest roads, snowmobile and ATV trails in the area.

On-line REGISTRATION CLOSES 9/16/2017 or when 100 riders have registered.

Mora Enduro

The Norsemen Motorcycle Club has been sponsoring the Mora Enduro in the Snake River State Forest for over 50 years! This Enduro is the only time you can ride the trails in this forest, don't miss it! June 18, 2017 for the Main Enduro and a Family Enduro June 17, 2017 paying Youth Cross Country Series points.

Cambridge TT

The Norsemen MC is proud to host 2 TT events at our property in Cambridge, MN. Mark your calendar June 17 and June 18, 2017. A TT is a similar type of race to Dirt Track, but differs from a regular flat track event by including a right turn and a jump. The goal is simple, be the first rider to the checked flag on the last lap!

Trollhaugen Hare Scrambles

This Hare Scrambles is held at the Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area in Dresser, WI. The course includes a woods course and  moto track. Don't miss out on the fun July 16, 2017!

Trollhaugen Memorial Race Track in Dresser, WI will be rocked for this legendary, once a year spectacle! The infamous Area 51 will give riders thrills and chills as they try to conquer the hills at the Troll. Four races for riders of every age, size and ability.

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Introduction

The sport is based on riders attempting to maintain an exact schedule, regardless of the difficult terrain and conditions they may encounter. Checkpoints, where crews will mark the time of each rider arrival, are located along the course. After the race, the score of each rider is calculated. Penalty points are awarded for degree of deviation from a perfect schedule. The riders with the lowest number of penalty points are awarded trophies in their respective classes.

Definitions

Key Time

The scheduled starting time and scheduled time of arrival at each checkpoint for a rider on row OO. (Row Zero) All possible checkpoint locations are listed on the roll chart.

Free Zone

Timed checkpoints, including Known Controls, cannot be located closer than 3 ground miles apart. Therefore 3 ground miles before, or 3 ground miles after a timed checkpoint can be considered "Free Zones". Similar Free Zones apply to Gas Stops, but not Gas Available, usually with timed checks no closer than 2 miles before, or 3 miles after the Gas stop. A "Free Zone" is a distance on the race course where no checkpoints are possible. The host club can also declare any mileage range to be a free zone.

Reset

A point along the course where the posted Mileage is advanced to some greater number. This gives a rider on schedule a rest period of the period of time it would have taken the rider to ride the mileage advanced.

Free Time

A point along the course where the Mileage remains fixed while the time is allowed to run. A rider on schedule would wait until the Free Time has run out, then he would proceed down the course. It has an effect very similar to a Reset.

Ground Mileage

The actual Mileage traveled by a rider, which is the posted Mileage minus any Resets.


Checkpoints

Checkpoints are located along the course where crews will mark the minute, and seconds if an Emergency check, that a rider enters the check. The Key Time and the Mileage for that check should be posted near the flags. The mileage accuracy for the check location must be within 1 tenth of a mile, while the clocks used at the check must be within 10 seconds of the master Key Clock. The color of the flags used to mark each check are shown in parenthesis.

Secret

(Red & White) An unknown, timed checkpoint.

Emergency

(Green & White) Same as a Secret check, except the minutes and seconds are recorded.

Known Control

(Yellow) A timed checkpoint whose location is known to all participants.

Observation

(White) An unknown, un-timed checkpoint where no time penalty is recorded.


Scoring

After the race, penalty points are computed based on the rider’s variance from a perfect schedule.

All Checks

Early

More than 15 minutes – disqualified from that point.

Late

More than 60 minutes and 59 seconds – disqualified from that point.

Secret

Early

2 points for the first minute, plus 5 points for each additional minute.

Late

1 point for each minute.

Emergency

The major points are computed like a Secret check, with Tie-breaker points placed after the major points.

Tie-breaker points are the total number of seconds from the 30 second point of the rider’s due minute.

Known

Early

Zero points for early up to 15 minutes, 2 points for each minute for an early departure.

Late

1 point for each minute.


Possible Chart

To ease course layout and scoring, timed checks can only be located where a whole tenth of a mile falls on a whole minute. Below is the time and distance between possible checkpoints at each speed average from 1 to 99 MPH.

MPH Miles Minutes MPH Miles Minutes MPH Miles Minutes
1 .1 6 34 1.7 3 67 6.7 6
2 .1 3 35 3.5 6 68 3.4 3
3 .1 2 36 .6 1 69 2.3 2
4 .2 3 37 3.7 6 70 3.5 3
5 .5 6 38 1.9 3 71 7.1 6
6 .1 1 39 1.3 2 72 1.2 1
7 .7 6 40 2.0 3 73 7.3 6
8 .4 3 41 4.1 6 74 3.7 3
9 .3 2 42 .7 1 75 2.5 2
10 .5 3 43 4.3 6 76 3.8 3
11 1.1 6 44 2.2 3 77 7.7 6
12 .2 1 45 1.5 2 78 1.3 1
13 1.3 6 46 2.3 3 79 7.9 6
14 .7 3 47 4.7 6 80 4.0 3
15 .5 2 48 .8 1 81 2.7 2
16 .8 3 49 4.9 6 82 4.1 3
17 1.7 6 50 2.5 3 83 8.3 6
18 .3 1 51 1.7 2 84 1.4 1
19 1.9 6 52 2.6 3 85 8.5 6
20 1.0 3 53 5.3 6 86 4.3 3
21 .7 2 54 .9 1 87 2.9 2
22 1.1 3 55 5.5 6 88 4.4 3
23 2.3 6 56 2.8 3 89 8.9 6
24 .4 1 57 1.9 2 90 1.5 1
25 2.5 6 58 2.9 3 91 9.1 6
26 1.3 3 59 5.9 6 92 4.6 3
27 .9 2 60 1.0 1 93 3.1 2
28 1.4 3 61 6.1 6 94 4.7 3
29 2.9 6 62 3.1 3 95 9.5 6
30 .5 1 63 2.1 2 96 1.6 1
31 3.1 6 64 3.2 3 97 9.7 6
32 1.6 3 65 6.5 6 98 4.9 3
33 1.1 2 66 1.1 1 99 3.3 2
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