We had a fun but cold group ride on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Fortunately most trials riders are slackers so we had lots of folks not going to work and coming to ride. One goal of the ride, besides working off some excess holiday stuffing was to try a UCI China style of scoring. Rules: Once you leave the pavement you have 3 minutes in the zone. The goal is to get thru as many gates as you can. Green novice gates are worth 5, blue sport gates 10 and orange expert gates 15. Gates can be taken in any direction and in any order. Gates can only be counted once. Five dabs are allowed until you have to leave the zone or the 3 minute time limit is reached. Results, man was it fun. Strategy, and speed were critical plus the new rules allowed riders to try various skill levels if they dared. Scores ranged from 45-160. The great equalizer when I host this kind of ride again will be time. Pro/expert 2 minutes, sport 2.5 min and novice 3 min. Ultimately we will have an over all points winner and individual class leaders. Who's interested in another go December 22?
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