First Time Racers Clinic
presented by Rick Wetherald & James Webb
|When? Check the Race Flyer and TMBRA Rider Forum for times as they vary from race to race|
Where? At the Subaru Tent
Who? Rick Wetherald, James Webb and YOU
Why? You’ve found yourself
at a TMBRA race and you’re not quite sure what you’ve
gotten yourself in for.
you think you want to try racing but you are not sure
of what is involved. What are the rules? What is race
etiquette? Why does everyone else look like they know
what they’re doing and I don’t?
Do you have questions like these…
Then bring your questions, a chair
and an open mind. We should be able to make you feel
comfortable about getting out and doing your first race.
|Items we will go over:
-Registration, race age, race class, race license
-Race bib, what it is and how to put it on your
-Starting and finishing
-Eating and drinking before and during the race
-Different course markings and what they mean
-Passing and being passed
-Results–Preliminary, Final and what you should do if
something is not right
If you think of any questions the week before
the race, you can email them to Rick
rickwetherald at gmail dot com and we will try to get an answer back to
you before race weekend and also make sure we go over
it at the clinic.
You can find some good race tips on the TMBRA
Rules & Regs page at http://www.tmbra.org/rules.htm
Hope to see you there!Rick Wetherald is a Pro racer for Athletes on Track / Subaru
/ RBM with over two decades of experience racing on two wheels. In addition to
racing, Rick is also an Elite MTB, Road and Tri Coach for Athletes on Track
Coaching, and will complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas
State University in May 2013.
James Webb is a Cat 1 racer for the Mafia Racing
South squad. He has 9 years of racing experience. James has experience running
a large race team (NRC/Pedal Mashers) and has previously owned and operated a
bike shop in Kyle, TX, New Revolution Cycles.