Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Note that some of the races don't require crew (particularly, a following car)- so you can get some experience at long-distance racing without a lot of crew. I don't know about the race you mention, but the Texas Time Trials and Sebring can both be done without a follow-car. It still helps to have one or more people watching out for you, getting bottles mixed, waking you up if you sleep, etc.
My first involvement with ultraracing was as a volunteer at one. That can be very informative, lets you meet some people, and if you're willing to spend some time to help others, that can come around to your favor, also. Crewing for somebody else would likely be very educational.
Some of the local (good) riders are helpful and friendly, others are not. When you see fat old people out riding or competing, treat them well, that might be your crewperson some day.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."