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Big Block

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Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:26:20 PM »
Simple one I often think about, are their too many classes when racing at club days?

How good would it be to have 30-39, 40-49 and 50+ ?

Would create larger classes, more competition and personally I reckon all-round better racing

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 05:46:56 PM »
The age break down that you have suggested is exactly what happens in Victoria at the moment and it seems to work well, albeit with a little grumbling from the olders guys that line up against people nearly a decade younger than themselves.

It doesn't bother me as I been smoked by people who are younger and by people who are older than me.  ;)

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 06:48:57 PM »
The mixed age groups works great at open days in vic as the comissioner said. It makes for healthy competition and bigger classes that means you get to do sime serious racing with 2+ gates at times. Better than rolling around with 3 or4 riders in each class
Vic still goes back to the 30-34 and 35-39 etc groups for states. So you can still get your plate in your actual age.

I'm in ageeance with mixed classes.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 07:01:51 PM »
Hi guys,  I would rather see a 30+ and 40+ class. This would give the quick over 40's the chance to test themselves against the quicker 30+ riders.
 My times at the recent qld titles were 1.5 to 2 seconds off the guys who won and about the same to the 35-39 class winners. I was also slower than the top guys in 45-49. Would be great racing to watch as well.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 07:11:39 PM »
However it is worded doesn't really matter, there is nothing stopping a rider who may be 42 years of age from nominating and riding in a 30-39, Vet Pro Class or even 14+.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 10:13:32 AM »
A year or so ago many of the 40-44 crew in Qld decided to no down, however several got all pi55y because they would have more competition for their race winnings...that illustrates the 2 camps in oldies BMX, those that just want to race and love the bigger gates and even multiple mixed motos, and those that want $$$$

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 12:54:04 PM »
If regular support from riders was guarranteed maybe a separate 30+ open wheel class could be viable.
Would only work if riders rode the class and not just talked it up.
I've seen someone on Facebook is asking questions about it. Lets support it.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 08:33:20 PM »
A couple of gates of Vet Pro (30+ Open Wheel) is where it's at.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 03:22:27 PM »
Well Said Jase!
I second that!!
Make it a 35+ open wheel pro class with full pro money.


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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014, 12:31:51 PM »
Yeah, in the overall scheme of things, the way the Vic race meetings are done is pretty OK.

What you do have to realise though is that putting those of us in our higher 50's or even older against clickhead 40 year olds is a serious disincentive to racing. These guys havn't worked out yet that we don't bounce like we used to and are a serious risk to themselves and those around them. And if I'm one of the ones around them, I won't race.
But at least it usually only takes a year and a collarbone to get them to settle down and work on skills more than testosterone.

But leave the classes as they are, it is certainly better to be in big classes and having to work to get in a final than riding against the same 4 or 5 blokes all year.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2014, 02:59:32 PM »
do you not think their are too many classas after strider bike riders ?.......
you have just been merkin8ed !

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 07:22:12 PM »
But leave the classes as they are, it is certainly better to be in big classes and having to work to get in a final than riding against the same 4 or 5 blokes all year.

I'm actually starting to see a bit of a push by the 50+ guys to try and get clubs to offer a 50+ Open Wheel class at their race meets so they can avoid being merged down with the suicidal 40-49 guys.

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Re: Are their too many classes after 30yrs old?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 04:28:53 PM »
how about these

1- FULLY $$$ Blinged $$$ Up Look AT Me's $$$$
2- The TOFFs

3-Workin in fluros

4- Dead beats Tuesdays


5-Lower class { cant even pay attention }

6-Fugly { hit wit da ugly stik }

7- WTFs  ,bats ,nudes,mohawks ,weapons,mad max style,who needs a bike run da track {anything goes}


 ;D

You missed one!
8.  Those that talk a big game but never race....

Snapper, Which one do you fit into?