Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Bike Racing Discuss pro racing, the big races, and even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-05, 05:41 AM   #1
capsicum
Evil Genius
Thread Starter
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sumner, WA
Bikes: '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).
Posts: 1,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Indy races/series(No norba)

So what are your thoughts on sanctioned norba races, requireing a license, and independant races, requireing a bike of some sort.

I did an indy race in Feb that kicked ass and it's part of a points series with five other indy races. Just show up hand them the entery fee and wait for the "Go". I found it well run, marked, advertized and without a bunch of 'official' nonsense.



The next in the series is April 24 and run by a totaly different group. These are all established races that got together this year and said lets use the same points scale and make a series of it.


--Washington
capsicum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-05, 06:38 AM   #2
capsicum
Evil Genius
Thread Starter
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sumner, WA
Bikes: '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).
Posts: 1,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The next race in the indy series I'm triing out is april 24.
capsicum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-05, 07:55 AM   #3
sarsparilla
Senior Member
 
sarsparilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Worcester, Mass
Bikes: Giant Anthem, Giant TCR 2
Posts: 306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think that they are great. I do a series sort of like that, they do require a license but not a NORBA license. It's called the EFTA (Eastern Fat Tire Association) series and only one race that they have in their lineup this year is a NORBA event and it's the state qualifier for NORBA Nationals. I personally love the series, it is very well run and have a blast with it.

Good luck in your next indy race.
sarsparilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-05, 01:53 AM   #4
capsicum
Evil Genius
Thread Starter
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sumner, WA
Bikes: '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).
Posts: 1,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did another today, and it was good, well run that is, not overly official but not sloppy either. I showed up a bit late so I started with the older dudes like 6 or 8 minutes behind my, 19-29 y.o., category. I must be getting better as I still managed second to last in my category and my legs weren't burning. I did feel like I needed to puke for a good part of the race and I slept twisted so my back was aching pretty bad.

Oh, and I forgot my helmet so a 12year old girl loaned me hers, I would have given her a 5 or 10 spot after the race but I didn't have a way of breaking a fifty.
capsicum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 05:15 AM   #5
capsicum
Evil Genius
Thread Starter
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sumner, WA
Bikes: '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).
Posts: 1,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Next one is May 15 on Whidbey island.
capsicum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-05, 10:14 AM   #6
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I say more power to any indy race series that can stay afloat. The more races/venues the better, IMHO. I guess you guys HAD to do something over there, since Round and Round pulled back from western Washington, huh?

The only real drawback I see is from the race promoter's end, really. Since they don't have the power of NORBA's insurance backing, if liability issue happens, it could sink them instantly.

I'm not quite sure why so many people are down on NORBA, though. Yes it has its issues, but it is the only real viable sanctioning body. Dunno, I guess I just figure if you're going to race, NORBA licensing fees and stuff come with the territory. Maybe it's 'cause I came from a motorcycle background. Seems like every race, no matter how backwoods, in our state was AMA sanctioned - - if you wanted to race you had to have an AMA competition license, period.

I just wish that NORBA would get treated like a little less of a stepchild by USA Cycling.

Doug Minor
(WA's dry side)
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:36 PM.