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Old 05-16-14, 11:07 AM   #1
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WIsconsin Off Road Series (WORS)

Anyone ride in the WORS? If so, which race and how was it?

The series looks incredible and I would like to enter some events. Do you have to be super technical? I think I would be entering the 'first timer' division.

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Old 05-16-14, 07:01 PM   #2
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It has been several years since I have done a WORS race. In the late 90's, early 2000's they were very popular. I raced in the 40-45 Citizen Class and most of those races had 40-50 riders in just that age group/class They were quite competitive. I was fortunate enough to finish in the top 5 a few times.

They were very well organized. Several of the races were held at ski resorts and had their share of climbing. The Citizen races did not have a lot of technical aspects to them. The starts can be pretty crazy, so be prepared for that.
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It's been over ten years for me. I did four races, two Citizen and two Sport. I found some riders [attempting to] ride beyond their ability, thereby posing a danger to others. Ironically, that tended to be in the Citizen class. The Nepco Lake (Wisconsin Rapids) race was great fun, but did have sections of single track. So the opportunities to pass were limited. Another in Iola routed partly through a tree farm. Really wished I had had FS there. I took third for my age group (then 33yo) in the WORS cup. Ride keeping in mind there will be some folks doing ahole-ish manuevers. Some of the courses routed the Comp and Pro classes through entirely different sections, rightfully so.

The pros definitely outweigh the cons. I truly enjoyed it. You find out in a big hurry how good your lungs and ticker are.
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How does Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series (WEMS) compare to WORS?

From online research of a newbie, it looks like WEMS is either a relay team format or individual, and they offer 12 hour, 6 hour, or 2-3 hour events.

It looks like WORS is shorter and offers different level of racers, while obviously WEMS is longer.

Are WEMS courses less technical?

Thanks for any advice or personal stories.

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