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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 11:07 AM
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Rider Equipement ???

5.1 Rider Equipement

A. It is required that all riders put their competition number on the chin bar or side of their helmets to aid in the identification should the rider be involved in a multi-bike accident.


Can someone please tell WTF this is for.

Was their a past situation that sparked this rule?

What size are the #'s supposed to be?



5.2.12 No Streamlining may be attached to the rider WTF?

I don't even want to know what someone did that made them make this rule.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 11:07 AM
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What's streamlining?

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"Streamlining" is the addition of material to make the bike/rider more aerodynamic.

Adding streamlining to the rider will just create that much more debris/schrapnel in the event of a crash.

As for adding #'s to the helmet, it will help Race Control to be able to notify emergency contacts sooner if a racer requires transport/airlift/whatever. It's all good for you.

If you need someone to do your #'s, I'd suggest Greg Steltenpohl ("Team Stumpy") - for $10, he'll hook you up.

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What about the size of the #'s. It doesn't specify in the rule book what size they should be.

I am seeing the point of this now.

Rider Disconnects from bike, and his # isn't on him anywhere. Easier Identification by the use of the comp. # on his/her helmet.

The bike could be up in a tree or something and the rider is down on the ground knocked out. How the hell are they going to know who the rider is. Well, make them put their # on their helmet. Problem Solved.
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"Streamlining" is the addition of material to make the bike/rider more aerodynamic.

Adding streamlining to the rider will just create that much more debris/schrapnel in the event of a crash.
So, it's the fins you see added to helmets and bikes that you see?

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So, it's the fins you see added to helmets and bikes that you see?
Wait a minute.... So the fins acutally have aerodynamic benfits? really? I thought it was only for looks.
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Wait a minute.... So the fins acutally have aerodynamic benfits? really? I thought it was only for looks.

Yea man, extra 3 or 4 HP out of a fin on your helmet
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Yea man, extra 3 or 4 HP out of a fin on your helmet
What does horsepower have to do with aerodynamics?? Top speed, maybe.

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i beleive it needs to be either on the chin bar or side of the helmet, In a multirider incident, it helps identify rider to bike and like kimmy said they can identify you instead of the "guy with blue and white leathers" etc.

I am getting mine done in yellow numbers with a black outline for the chin bar, since i only have about 1" between the air inlead near the shield and rubber trim on the bottom, that's as big as I can get. b ut should be pretty visible against a blue helmet thought.

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I already had them on my hard hat in 2003. Got one on both sides and in the back. There is no size requirement on them, but I'd be sure to make them large enough to be read from 5 ft.

It can be a problem trying to figure out who belongs to which bike in a multi bike crash. I know, I cornerwork also.

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