Farm Windhoek Fun-duro*
*A fun introduction to enduro** racing.
**Enduro is a form of Mountain bike racing in which there is a greater proportion of downhill sections, which are timed, to uphill and cross country sections. This aims to test rider’s technical bike handling skills as well as providing endurance and climbing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
How does it work?
You have one week (22-29 Oct) to ride the Enduro route at ANY time and as MANY times as you like. Your fastest combined times count – practice makes perfect!
The course will be marked and open from 18:00 on 22 October 2014 and the race will close on 29 October 2014 at 18:00 at the FarmWindhoek race venue, lower farm.
The race route consist of three SPECIAL† stages and three LIAISON‡ stages. The general classification of each race will be calculated by adding all the special stage times together of one run. A run logged on Strava must contain ALL three SPECIAL stages in order to count. LIAISON stages are not timed and you can take as long as you like to get to the next SPECIAL stage.
†special stages: a timed stage with at least 80% downhill gradient
‡ liaison stages : non-timed sections used to get to the next special stage
There will be an information board 50 meters before the start of each SPECIAL enduro segment. Segment name, number, distance, average gradient, total descent, and total ascent will be displayed here.
The actual start of the segment will be marked with a “START” board. The finish of the segment will be marked with a “FINISH” board.
The recommended route with the marked stages can be seen on the route map and will be available shortly.
The three SPECIAL stages will be on Mamba, Mikes and Shongololo. The recommended three LIAISON stages will be up Olivers, up the jeep track to Mikes and up Tortoise to Shongololo.
There will be no marshals, medics or water points.
The SPECIAL stage route segments will be marked for ‘downhill traffic only’ during the Fun-duro period. However, please still be alert for users not adhering to the signage.
You are AWESOME but please clad yourself with the necessary padding and protection!
What do I do?
It’s quick and easy, just follow the steps and you are ready to have some fun!
Step 1: Register a STRAVA™ profile
(Go to http://www.strava.com/ and click on the register for free button.)
Step 2: Join the FARMWINDHOEK club on STRAVA
Step 3: Riders are responsible for uploading their own Strava. If it’s not on Strava – it didn’t happen
If you are technologically challenged, we will assist you during the Registration of the 22nd of October at the race venue from 17:30 till 19:30
“Gravity enduro racing is like going for a ride with your mates, only with a clock ticking on the downhills.”