There is so much to tell. I can't understand, again same story, how I don't find time for blogging. I would like to give some tips for training. I have had incredible sessions lately on track. Also I have learned to keep my mouth shut if no one asks me.. or, well in this case because no one is forced to read my blog I can give one tip (read: I can't hold in): Lately I have been trying to concentrate to have some movement going on all the time. I happened to look myself from video and it looked like I wasn't even trying. The reason why does it look like that is that I thought there is no time to pedal when actually there was all the time in the world. So how did we start to work on that? First learn to ride the familiar straight with some different techniques. It doesn't matter how much it makes sense, it matters that you get out of comfort zone. Then add pedals in between. You don't need to go with full speed. Just get the pedalling done, find rhythm and after that go and add some speed. I recon everyone should try it. And one more thing about training. I finally got my home gym to be little more ready. I'm still missing a lot, but holy this is cool and fun!! Made it all by myself, weld it, cut it, build it, design it... <3 and now I can hung on it!!
- Straight to the finals. Usa style of qualification. Once you win your moto you will qualify to the finals. If there is 4 riders then each moto one will get to the final. And if there is 5 riders from first and second motos the winners goes to finals and from 3rd moto 2 best ones makes the final.
- Variable moto groups, NZ style: Almost like UCI race, but your motos will not be with same people. If there is more than 8 riders the groups will change to each moto. Qualifying will be counted by the points. Actually they don't even post the motos before the race. You will go to pits and they will call your name and tell your gate, pretty much randomly. No time to prepare, which is good training. And nice to have different riders around you.
- Many finals, In Sweden and NZ sometimes used with super-classes: Motos are runned most likely with variable system. That doesn't make a big difference, the point is that you will have 3 finals. And the winer will be count by the points. So 3 motos + 3 finals. Good training and also nice when winner is not puzzled out only by one race. There is usually money prices on super-classes, which comes by the amount of riders you have in your class. Normal super-classes to me would be kids under 10 years old, under 14 years olds, women and men. It's good also for example if there is talented 11 years old, (s)he gets good racing when (s)he is racing with 13 years old.
One way to mix the groups would be to make them by the age not by the year of born. Groups would be different so you don't always have to ride with the same friends. Most likely, the more equal groups you can make the more fun and teaching it will be! BTW. My races in Madrid were surprisingly tight and so much fun too. I need to stop now. Here is pictures of La Nucia's new skate park which is located just next to BMX track, dirt jumps and trial bike area.