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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: Sithe on March 28, 2011, 12:26:38 pm

Title: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Sithe on March 28, 2011, 12:26:38 pm
Can someone please clarify the different racing events:

What is WFO, Offroad racing, EWCO (spelling?)

Where can I get the schedules for upcoming events?

Thank you !
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Tr0jan on March 28, 2011, 01:30:13 pm
Can someone please clarify the different racing events:

What is WFO, Offroad racing, EWCO (spelling?)

Where can I get the schedules for upcoming events?

Thank you !

Only one I know of is the INXON series. EMD racing has all the info (botha ave in centurion).

http://www.e-dirt.co.za/forumnew/forum_topics.asp?FID=68&title=inxon-xross-country-inland-series
http://www.projectmxmag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148&Itemid=54
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Rebel on March 28, 2011, 02:06:22 pm
sithe.


Enduros - slow races, very technical.
WFO - Enduro races mostly in KZN, slow and very technical
Offroad - faster racing, longer distance, less technical.
EWXC - Enduro World Xross Country races - slow, technical (not as difficult as enduros)


check out e-dirt.co.za , a forum more in tune with these kind of events / schedules.

-Herman
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Sithe on March 29, 2011, 08:26:10 am
Thank guys for the info

I bought Enduro World magazine. They had results of these different races. I want to follow some of the racing but there were so many events. Didn't know what's what.

I will want to see Jade and Chris go at this year and then I will go see the Roof again this year.
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: shark_za on April 11, 2011, 09:18:30 pm
I see you finished the Trial this weekend, well done.


I'd rate the various enduro's a little differently, having ridden a few of all types.

Difficulty.

1. WFO.  Eish, eina, enough said. LONGish loops around 40km and some obstacles that are almost un-ridable for the average rider. KZN at its best.
2. EWXC - can be really in your face and tough. Hard to explain, probably a higher average difficulty than a WFO but the loops are short and there are normally no really HECTIC things. You only racing for 3 hours. Say tough for 80% of the time while a WFO is easy for 30%, tough for 60%, and almost impossible for about 10%. (trials is making this part easier for me, keep it up!)
3. Other Enduro's - riding the proper enduro format of regulation stages and timed specials its a bit easier. Can be long time in the saddle, this is proper enduro.
4. Offroads - INXON type. Flat out hang on the cable sort of stuff, loops of 100km done in shorter times.
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Sithe on April 19, 2011, 07:56:29 pm
Cheers Shark ! Just managed to finis Magalies ... my fitness level is up to zero ... I am trying to improved that and hopefully will make some of the sections more manageable.

Where do you ride your trials, I sometimes go to Olifants to practise on Saturday mornings.



Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: shark_za on April 20, 2011, 09:27:55 am
I like Olifants a lot because its close.
Us Midrand boys must make a ride there over the holidays?
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Sithe on April 20, 2011, 10:05:07 am
Yes, Grim and Rebel go there a bit as well ... let's do it

I'm away to the Bmw Bike Fest for Easter ...
Title: Re: Dirt racing : Clarity please
Post by: Splash on April 20, 2011, 12:36:58 pm
Motorsport SA control motorsport and publish a calendar of events. Have a look at http://www.motorsport.co.za/DisplayLink.aspx?group=03|CALENDAR&name=2011 CALENDAR

One can also include Harescrambles in the list which fall between enduros and off roads. A further category is extreme enduros which would include Roof of Africa.

MSA have tried to limit off road speeds to an average of 60km/h.

Races can also be split into MSA memberships - club, regional, national and international. Points are scored and is rather important for sponsored riders.