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Postby oregon250exc » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:22 pm

Here is an email from Debbie at over the bars gang in response to an email i sent to her regarding youth escorts for eddieville. This is my sons first race so i'm gunna go ahead and escort for him. thought some of you might like the info. I have a spare room and a bed if anyone wants to save some money on lodging i live in mosier about 40min or so from the track about 6miles west of The Dalles.

Hi guys,

You will need to pay the $10.00 gate fee and then come sign in with me. You are welcome to use your own vest. Mud on anything does not bother us. We kind of expect it!!!

Since our race is on private property you do not have to escort him, however we certainly understand and welcome you to do so. (We have a 6 year old that likes to ride the motocross & gp course and we always follow him around so someone doesn't land on him)

I'll be in the signup trailer.

See you on the 20th

Debbie

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Postby deminimis » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:04 pm

I'm right there with you. This will be both my nuggets' first race (JB GP on the MX) so hoping to tag along with them (if I can keep up).

The answer that still eludes me is this: What involvement, if any, is appropriate? What happens if my kid, or any kid for that matter, crashes and has problems getting going again? Help lift bikes okay? Help start bikes okay? Total hands off and let them wallow? I'm good with whatever, just would like to know.
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Postby mikegcoleman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:12 pm

I followed my son on his first XC last year - he's older (13 at the time). I helped pick up his bike, helped start it, and at one point one of the other sweep riders rode up a tough hill (about 15 yards).

As for other kids, I'd appreciate it if a sweep rider helped my kid out of a jam. The fact is that if a kid is at a point where they need help around the course they're probably not contending for a win - they're just out there to have a good time.

As long as you're not riding the course for them, I can't believe anyone's going to complain at all.

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Postby JoeMcLaughlin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:16 pm

Guys I have been out there with both my boys and the bottom line is as a father I will do whatever is the right thing. Mike hit the nail on the head, if your out there providing assistance it is very doubtful the child is in the hunt for a good finish so nobody is going to care. Go have fun, enjoy the moments, and do what you know is right;) These moments fly by sooo fast!!

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Postby chuckw » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:13 pm

deminimis wrote:
The answer that still eludes me is this: What involvement, if any, is appropriate? What happens if my kid, or any kid for that matter, crashes and has problems getting going again? Help lift bikes okay? Help start bikes okay? Total hands off and let them wallow? I'm good with whatever, just would like to know.


Back when my kid started racing, the guy that did the riders meetings made it clear that while the race was going, all of the kids on the track were OUR kids. Many of us would work our way around the course to the difficult sections, and help any kid that needed a hand. As a parent, I appreciated the help from others, and I know my son did.

During our involvement with the OMRA and the Jr racing, everyone is willing to help the kids, even other racers! I'd expect anyone that sees a kid having trouble to help out, and if you're sweeping, lend a hand where needed. Kids and parents will appreciate it.

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Postby JoeMcLaughlin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:56 pm

Chuck,

How could I leave this one out.
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Postby chuckw » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:39 am

Good times! One of the few parts of the day we got to see the two of them. And that was when they were on 105's -

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Postby brad21 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:54 am

While I wasn't actually escorting at the time, last season at the super gnarly Swamp Creek gp my son Dawson got stuck in a deep rut. I was actually having a pretty good race and was lapping him for the 2nd time and basically would have been stuck myself had I stopped to help. Thankfully as I came upon him some helpful soul was already trying to get his YZ unstuck so I just yelled at them both to WATCH OUT!!! and blew by them! :lol: (huge thanks to whomever you were helper guy!)

It's really kind of fun now escorting for him. He's fast enough that I have to try to catch up or stay with him so we can go thru the checkpoints at the same time. This may be the last season I'll actually be able to hang with him! :roll:

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Postby deminimis » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:09 am

Thanks for the guidance folks!
Nada por ahora.

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Postby dlharte » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:31 pm

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