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Why was kamo 20 mins back?

He wasn't really that far back...he was waiting in line in the finish chute behind a bunch of 50 milers and lappers. That is the one weakness of our scoring system in that your time is not recorded until you cross the stage. The only way we can figure to fix that is by buying a transponder system. That is big $$$.

But the reality of it is that we rarely get people that make a big deal about it. And it's usually some guy that came in 400th overall but is upset that his time isn't perfectly accurate because he spent 15 minutes in the chute.

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Wiz, Cant you guys add $2.00 to the gate fee to cover the new system? It can be used at all the SJMC races.

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Wiz, Cant you guys add $2.00 to the gate fee to cover the new system? It can be used at all the SJMC races.

There would be riots!

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He wasn't really that far back...he was waiting in line in the finish chute behind a bunch of 50 milers and lappers. That is the one weakness of our scoring system in that your time is not recorded until you cross the stage. The only way we can figure to fix that is by buying a transponder system. That is big $$$.

But the reality of it is that we rarely get people that make a big deal about it. And it's usually some guy that came in 400th overall but is upset that his time isn't perfectly accurate because he spent 15 minutes in the chute.

Why not put a 3 man crew at the front of the finish chute with a time clock. They could write the time and rider number on a 3X5 file card and hand it to the rider.

It would not matter how long it took for them to get to the stage after that. The times would be more accurate.

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Wiz, Cant you guys add $2.00 to the gate fee to cover the new system? It can be used at all the SJMC races.

Says the Democrat, its not a tax its a fee! look they have money still. Im the tax man yeah the tax man. :devil:

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Why not put a 3 man crew at the front of the finish chute with a time clock. They could write the time and rider number on a 3X5 file card and hand it to the rider.

It would not matter how long it took for them to get to the stage after that. The times would be more accurate.

We are taking applications for "finish chute time recorder"...there are three spots open.

As nice as it would be to know the exact elapsed time, doing that would double the data entry required at the stage. No thanks. Maybe we will hang a clock at the beginning of the chute and riders that care can track their own time.

It's actually not a bad solution but we are already spread pretty thin.

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Wiz, Cant you guys add $2.00 to the gate fee to cover the new system? It can be used at all the SJMC races.

We are taking applications for "guy who counts out three $1.00 bills as change 4,000 times" :ride:

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I knew why Kamo was late but typed before I thought it thru(one finisher T-shirt for me out of 3 tries). What a can of worms, sorry stumpies. If it ain't broke, you know the rest :banghead:

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Canada! Canada! Canada!

Man, our northern neighbors cleaned up! This race is turning into the Canadian National Championship!

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I knew why Kamo was late but typed before I thought it thru(one finisher T-shirt for me out of 3 tries). What a can of worms, sorry stumpies. If it ain't broke, you know the rest :banghead:

Every option has its positives and negatives. It is something the club, and ultimately Race chairman, has to weigh.

At WORCS races you have to rent (essentially buy in case you keep it) a transponder. Cool but lines for refunds after the race would be pretty long Sunday afternoon.

In the end we are discussing finish time, when finish order is where the real number is at. :) A simple watch on your handlebar can give you your race time to compare every year.

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Then charge $10 for the gate fee, that is still cheap for a weekend of fun and camping!! Then no $1 bills and more in your guys pocket.

Also with a $10 gate fee it would be cool if there was a pro purse with a pro class, might get some more big boys to race it.

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Man, our northern neighbors cleaned up! This race is turning into the Canadian National Championship!

Weirdest part is we dont have any desert to practice in......

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