Tell us you're not surprised, but we've inspected the track and short of taking JetSkis instead of our normal steeds, it's not safe to ride so we are POSTPONING S1R1 to Sun 13 March 2022. Not taken lightly; we had a BIG turn-out registered, and it would have been a spectacular day if the weather gods were kinder to us. So ... onto next time.
This is our first competition day for 2022 and we welcome all of the new members who are yet to enjoy one. There's been a few questions, so we'll consolidate them here (and update with new questions as received).
Q: How do I register for S1R1?
A: Use this link to register in RiderNet. You'll need your license sorted (see below). If you're a Nipper, see below.
Q: I'm sick of La Niña - will you cancel if it is too wet?
A: We typically only cancel if conditions are deemed dangerous to ride. Being wet is not in itself a reason to cancel. We'll review on Saturday but most likely make a call by 6:45am Sunday morning if a call needs to be made. SO KEEP YOUR MOBILE PHONES ON ... A cancellation message would go to the same phone numbers that the Wednesday and Friday call for registration messages are sent to. If the event is cancelled, ride fees are refunded through RiderNet. Harry and Steve are going to check out the track Lunch Time Sat.
Q: I think the event might be cancelled. Should I still register?
A: Yes. Any cancellation typically won't be called until even the morning of the event ... So get your registrations in as normal now.
Q: Can Nippers ride in Competition Days?
A: Absolutely. Nippers are one of the entry classes, and they should be out on their bikes too. The difference for them is that they are non-competitive. No points or flags for them.
Q: How do Competition Days differ from Practice Days?
A: Comp. Days are competitive days where riders ride under tighter conditions, may be black flagged if they foul, but otherwise have the same fun on their bikes that they do on a Practice Day. It's where we see true competitive spirit and camaraderie shine. It's a different day for Parents too; you're gonna be responsible for a marshalling or pencilling spot and riders will depend on you to wave your flag accurately. The pencillers act like the head Marshall for an event, and will tell you what to do if you're unsure. At the end of the day we drag the podium out, and award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the 5 competitive classes.
Q: I only did my Kickstart last weekend. Can I enter the Competition Day?
A: If you've followed the MNSW procedure the coach emailed you after your Kickstart and have obtained your license already - you can enter. And we applaud your spirit. Be aware though that if your rider has never seen a Minikhana event, a competition day may be a little daunting to start with. There's a Practice Day on Sun. 13th March, so you don't have long to wait.
Q: Do you need your Rider Number on your Bike?
A: Yes. Unless you're a Nipper, you do, and you'll get pulled up at Scrutineering if you do not. Writing it on with a thick Sharpie is OK.
Q: Do you need a HJDBC Jersey for the Competition Day?
A: Formally, yes. But we know a lot of you have them on order ... So if you do not yet have one, we won't pull you up for it. If you ordered your new Jersey BEFORE 18 Feb 2022, we expect it to be available at the Blacktown Interclub 20 March 2022. If you ordered after 18 Feb, your Jersey will be a week or two later than that.
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