一、什么是保护员 WHO IS THE MINDER ?
Ot Pi在2007世界锦标赛日本站担当César Cañas的保护员
二、保护员的任务 MISSIONS OF THE MINDER
保护员为选手提供饮食(2007 WBC Jappan)
5. 最重要的是保护员必须提供精神和心理上的支持，如果选手不幸5罚分，保护员应鼓励选手并保持高昂斗志（每个保护员有不同手法）。2002世界锦标赛捷克站的比赛中，我和César Cañas之间发生了一件趣事，César在刚完成第一圈第二赛道时(4次触地)跟我说：“我不行了，不能骑了。”你可想象我听到此话时的表情，遂告诉他这次比赛的重要性，他必须努力比赛，放弃的话将会后悔。我一条赛道接一条地鼓励他，最后他赢得了冠军。
三、保护员禁忌 THE MINDER MUSTN´T TO DO
四、建议装备 RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
Ot Pi为César Cañas记时
五、保护员必带工具及材料 MATERIAL AND TOOLS MUST TO CARRY ON
1. 4毫米和５毫米内六角扳手用于拆卸把立、轮子、刹把、防护螺栓等（Allens nº 4 and 5 to unscrew stem, wheels, levers, protector bolts, etc...）
六、比赛策略 HOW TO PREPARE AN STRATEGY
Ot Pi和César Cañas研究比赛路线
七、小帖士和建议 TIPS AND COUNSELS
7. 保护员要不断提醒选手剩余时间，而不是比赛开始了多少时间。比较合理的是第一分钟每15秒报时一次，第二分钟前半分钟10秒报一次，后半分钟的前20秒每5秒报一次，最后10秒用读秒方式报时。所以首次报时是“one minute fourty five ”（还有1分45秒）
可能你会觉得上述内容有些夸大其辞，障碍车手不是象Valentino Rossi那样的Moto GP车手......但如果选手能得到有效保护，将安心于比赛并可集中精力。
并不只有Master和Elite级别的选手需要保护员，也不是顶级选手的保护员才有价值。我在1996至1997年有幸担当过César Cañas的保护员，并担当过Josep Montilla(Catalonian冠军)的保护员，都以专业和认真的态度工作。
WHO IS THE MINDER ?
The minder is the person that accompany a rider along the competition and carry all the necesary that the
It is very important that the rider feels total trust with his minder because is the only person that knows very well his riding style. More trust between rider and minder will reflected in more fast and precise actions. It is not correct that the minder tell an instruction to his rider , and the rider answers: Is it sure that I´m in good placed ? This situation made to lose precious seconds when the rider is playing the section and denote that the rider hasn´t enough trust with his minder.
The minder should to know, perfectly, the bicycle mechanics. In a competition you´ll never know what part of the bike can broke and you must to be able to repair it in the less time possible.
MISSIONS OF THE MINDER
The minder is like a guardian angel for the rider. The minder must to take care, in all moment, that his rider has all he needs along the competition so, the rider only can think in riding. All the rest of the things must to be done by the minder.
1.To check the sections with his rider and comment all the aspects of the section and remark the main difficult places where the rider will need an special indication.
2.To check the tools and parts the minder must to carry on his bag , taking care to evite to lose any tool or part. The minder will must to forsee enough meal and liquids for the rider and him , prefereably bananas , muesli and water or isotonic liquids.
3.The minder must to know , exactly , the start time of his rider and main competitors and write it in a little notebook ( see below in Recomended Equipment section ) . All those start times can be checked in Start Time lists published the day before the competition in World Championship and the same day in other competitions .
4.Along the competition , the minder must be atent to all that the rider needs , to repair the bike as fast as possible , to obligate the rider to eat and drink often. The lack of any nutrient or liquid becomes directly in a submission diminution. The minder will say the indications clear and precises, with no doubts . You can pact some codes to facilitate the work .
5.And the most important . The minder must to give , in one hundred per cent , psychologic and moral support. The world will not finish with 5 points and , if your rider has the bad luck to do it, you must to support him and take care that his moral holds on the top ( evereyone of us have our own technic ) .
THE MINDER MUSTN´T TO DO ....
1.To hold the bike along the competition.
1.A enough big bag to carry all you´ll need in the race.
2.A countdown chronometer, in your wrist preferably. If you hold the chronometer with one of both hands, you´ll have an unuseful hand to hold your rider in case of fall or to help you to climb the rocks and ramps. Moreover, with the hand chronometer is more easy to press a wrong button and lose the remaining time of the section. It should be necessary to get a second chronometer to check the total time of the race.
3.A little notebook and a pen to write the results of your rider and main competitors so you can say to your rider his position into the competition and the gap with his competitors ( it should be like MotoGP blackboard ). See below an example of this notebook .
MATERIAL AND TOOLS MINDER MUST TO CARRY ON
The quantity of tools that you will need depends of you but I think there are some tools that are indispensable :
HOW TO PREPARE AN STRATEGIE
Before the beginning of the race or when thew race has just started, and depending if your race is running good or wrong, you can accord some strategies.
1.Play the race together: this option could be decided by some riders . It has de advantage of you don´t feel yourself alone and you can see the mistakes of the other previous riders to evite to do the same mistakes when you´ll play the section.
2.To ride before the other riders: It is a good option if you have all the sections very clear and you no need to see the others. It has the advantage of ride before your competitor and, if you play the section very well, you are transmitting pressure to your contrincant because he must to play the section like you, minimum.
3.To ride after the other riders: Against the previous option, the advantage is that you´ll know the score of your competitors and you can “ control “ them better. The inconvenient is that if you know all the scores, you are obligated to play same or better than your previous pilots.
However, there are pilots that prefer to ride the sections after all the rest and there are riders that prefer to ride before all. Your race strategie could be altered by a mechanical problem, rain, riders that don´t respect the start section order (in fact, they exists) .
TIPS AND COUNSELS
1.You must to know your rider very well. If you can trian together will be better. Is very important a good understanding between you and your rider. Best should be that you know all your rider need without talk with him. Your mistake could become in his mistake.
2.Before the beginning a new section, and just when you´ll arrive there, go to the score table and check the scores of your main precedent competitors. Tell it to your rider (if you have accorded it in this way) with a lot of prudence because is very ugly to listen: eeeeeh, rider X has made 5 points !!!!
3.If you see that some rocks , your rider must to climb on , with some dirt over like sand or there are any aceleration way with dirt, you can clean it sweetly. The best way to clean the sand is blowing and the rest of the dirt could be cleaned draged along.
4.You mustn´t to obstruct the work of the judge. You must to permitt the judge to see your pilot riding. You must to evite to cover the mistakes of your rider placing yourself in front of the judge. You can find good manners judges but you can find very estrict judges. If you have a problem with an estrict judge in the first lap, it is sure that he´ll watch your rider very estrictly in the second one.
5.If it rains you must to look for a large and thin wood stick to hit the wheels. Biketrial tyres fills itself of clay when it rains and it is very dangerous over the slippery rocks. Hit the wheel, turning it slowly. Is very important to protect the grips. When it rains, the special foam of Biketrial grips becomes wet and the riding is impossible because the grips slide on the handlebar.
6.If one of your competitors ask you for a tool, lend it him with amability. You must to think that you won´t or lose the race if you lend or not that tool. Another thing is if that rider ask you for an special spare part that you could need in any moment of the race.
7.ALWAYS tell your rider the remaining time, not the time since the beginning of the race.
8.Your rider needs you close to him, into the section, because you must to indicate and guide him perfectly. If you need to wet your feet or walk along a river, you should do it because you only see some things if you are very closed of it. If the race is in winter, and it´s cold, you must to procure that your rider wear a coat when he is not playing his bike. He must to keep a good temperature in his body.
Perhaps you think that all those things explained over here are an exaggeration and Biketrial riders aren´t MotoGP riders like Valentino Rossi, ...... If the rider has a totally trust person that takes care of all of him , he´ll ride more peaceful and only concentrated in his riding.
You mustn´t think that only Master and Elite riders need a minder or that you only will be useful if you are a top classes minder. I have the honour to be the minder of a mitic Biketrial rider like César Cañas but in 1996- 1997 I were Josep Montilla minder (he won Catalonian Champ. In 1997) and I had my work with the same proffesionality and seriousness like with César.
To be a minder is a good way to participate in a competition for all the people that, for some circumstances, haven´t could to get a good level to compite and they have conformed theirselves to be a Biketrialer amateur practitioner with more or less riding level. If you have a Biketrial rider friend and you would like to be his minder, you can tell it him and is sure that he´ll tell you about it afirmatively.
By Enric Gibert - Cesar Canas's Minder