Friday, April 4, 2008

Sage Riders

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days I have been getting my radio equipment ready for Saturday where I will be using my nerdy HAM Radio in assisting with communications for "Sage Riders". It is a national AMA race that spans 80 miles through the desert. All of the competitors have to do a dead start which means they have to have their motors shut off and with the drop of the banners they start their motors and take off like a bat out of hell.

Here is a video of the start of last years race:

Radio operators are stationed at each checkpoint where the bikers have to stop for a split second while their bikes get marked with the checkpoints color so they can track if you cheated or not at the end of the race. There is also gas and water at the checkpoints if the bikes and riders need it.

We also have radio operators with the medical unit and the helicopter that flies the route.

It's one of the events I look forward to each year.

1 comment:

Neil said...

Looks like a really fun thing to do if you are the HAM and you are not riding all over the desert on a bouncy bike eating dust!! Go Hammy!! MUM