On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 43

How do Enduro rows work ?

How do Enduro rows work ?

If you ’ re on row 44 , that means your race will start on the 44th minute of key time , which is when the race will start . Key time has traditionally always been 8am , but with the National Enduro ’ s transitioning to a 9am key time , many other local organizers have adjusted the start time as well . If the key time is 8am and you ’ re on row 44 , you ’ ll start at 8:44 . The minute difference per row will carry on throughout the day . This also means if you catch racers in front of you , you ’ re going faster than them and they should give you right of way on the trail . If someone comes up behind you , they ’ re going faster than you , you should give them the right of way on the trail . Don ’ t let this be an ego thing , if someone is faster and catching you , give them space to pass . I let Cole Kirkpatrick do it every time , I have a video for proof .
Quick note on Enduro rows . There are 4-5 riders per row and you probably are not the fastest one . If you don ’ t know the other riders on your row , see what class they ’ re in so you have an idea on the pecking order . Don ’ t then decide to race them into the first turn , it ’ s not a XC race . I have punted many riders into the trees due to them thinking this first turn in a test was their chance to be the best racer . It ’ s not .
VOL . 7 ISSUE 6 - JUNE 2022 // PAGE 43