By now you will have settled back to your ‘real life’ and the Moto trials weekend but a memory. Thanks to those who made it a success and thanks to those who participated at the “brainstorm”. I now circulate the comments that surfaced that evening and ask for feed back. I don’t want essays.
I do want you to consider each statement/topic and give it a category
D…….Should not do
Then I would like you to prioritise the “A”s, “B”s and “C”sThen if you still have energy tell me how YOU would remedy the statement/topicFor example you may feel that ‘not enough time to complete a trial’ is at the top of your list and you may indicate that running 30 section trials is the remedy.
Here are the statements/topics raised at the weekend:
– Time constraints – “Throw out” time penalty ruling
– Allow Experts more time, others less
– Reduce minimum number of sections needed from 40 to 30
– Be able to take a 5 at any stage without queuing
– Abolish ‘minding’
– Trials should be a summer sport
– “Crossing your own line” rule needs modifying
– Juniors should contest in higher “lines” i.e. green or yellow
– Riders who have contested a grade should not be able to contest two grades below [in consecutive events]
– Reversing [wheel turning backwards] should be allowed
– Marker pegs should be standardised in NZ
– The “optional gate” system of setting and scoring should be used [as used in Te Kuiti on occasions]
– Should be allowed to ride ‘out of sequence e.g. section 3 then 2 then 6 etc.
– Pensioners should get cheaper entry
– A grading committee formed [Commissioner and NI and SI coordinators mentioned]
– Make more training available for juniors
– Ease A grade, ease “inters” and get rid of green grade.
– Split start our grades [spread the field more for starting sections]
As commissioner I would like to add a couple;
– Increase rider levies slightly and use present levies more frugally so the balance can go toward Oceania and TDN
– Ask each area/club to run an event [maybe trail ride] for funding toward Oceania and TDN.
Remember. This was a “Brainstorm” where there is no such thing as a bad idea. If you don’t like an idea just put it in your “D” bin. DO NOT ATTACK THE PROPOSER. You may well believe there is a topic that should be on the list. Tell me about it and tell me the priority you think it deserves.
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