Same goes once your race is over. There are three courses super short, short and long. All three course end on the trail. You will follow blue arrows back to camp. Once you are on blue your race is over. There will not be any more checks. Take it nice easy back to camp.
Not that I have a computer OR an odometer anymore, but Would someone please explain to me why resets are necessary? Odometer errors? distance over terrain elevation changes vs. straight-line distance (constant elevation) along the course? I never really heard the reason with 100% certainty.
Sorry Jake for the late reply. I was out there from Thursday on. Resets in enduros are to give you break, chance to work on your bike and if you have one bad section a chance to get back on time and still have a chance to score well. One bad section could be anyone's fault. Poor course markings, slower rider holding you up, bike problems or rider mistake. It is hard to predict the course conditions when laying out the speed averages and the reset lengths. We probably could have had a little longer resets but then the fast guys get restless sitting there waiting to go.
Another enduro question... on scoring, what are the numbers on some checks after the points you are tallied for that section? eg: my 3rd check shows 2/130. And what does "s" and "e" mean for different checks?
Jake, the "/" was likely just a 'slip of the pin". The first 2 digits are the minute and the last 2 are the seconds for an emergency check. I would read your example as 21:30. You are shooting for the 30 second mark on emergency checks which shows that you are in exactly the middle of your minute. If you were on row 21 you would have hit this check perfectly. Incidentally, I was working the 3rd check; sorry I didn't see you come thru. Emergency checks can get pretty hectic if a lot of riders arive at the same time!
Here is some enduro info: http://www.dirtrider.net/sera/ + We had a real good time. I could have used a couple more resets and known controls though, it was tough to stay on time. But I was riding with Gage until the 3rd check.