|08-31-2010, 01:54 PM||#1|
My Dirty Girls
Joined: Oct 2009
Malteser & Louis 24 Hour Enduro - D2D
Malteser & Louis thought it would be a good idea to have a go at a 24 hour enduro so they entered the Dawn til Dusk, rather than ride as a two man team they entered individually and rode the 24 hours together. They rode from 7pm on Saturday night until 7 pm on Sunday.
Saturday afternoon they were busy setting up camp.
Bacon of ADV was their lucky mascot for the day.
The guys took enough food for themselves and half the competition!
Very soon it was time to line up for the start
Engines were warmed up before a Le Mans start
Most of the crowd with beers in hand, weren't starting until 7am for the 12 hour enduro.
The experts were the first away.
Being a 24 hour race they started out gently - NOT!
This was Mark & Louis start
Mark was 2nd away, at this point Louis hadn't started his bike, but by the end of the MX track Mark was 2nd & Louis 3rd
Louis taking it easy over the jumps
First lap finished safely, each lap was recorded via transponders
After 2 laps a quick pitstop to refuel and put their helmet lights on
This is Louis but the light blinds the camera
This is Louis at 22:45
The pits were busy through the night
Another refuelling stop
23:40 Off to do another 4 laps
At 00:48 I left the boys and went to a lovely warm bed at my Mums
Caught back up with them in the morning, still going strong
Then at just after 7pm on Sunday the crowd had gathered for the finish of all three races (6, 12 & 24 hours)
This is Patsy Quick of Desert Rose Racing finishing 2nd in class having whopped Louis' arse (who was in the same class)
This is the queue to finish as all three races end together
A few well deserved beers were drunk after the race.
Dawn to Dusk info here
Enduro News report and photos here
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|08-31-2010, 04:36 PM||#6|
Tuareg Rallye 2013
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
Thanks to LouisDut and Nicky for helping me along through the race....Also a big thankyou to Simone for coming down at the end of the race to offer her support.
I really enjoyed the event and I thought Louis and I rode really well together. Both bikes were perfect and didn't miss a beat, Louis and I spent countless hours prepping them and testing lights etc..so we were glad all of our effort had paid off.
I didn't have too many spills, I had a moment of insanity when I tried to ride over Louisdut's bike up a hill, I think this was a simply down to physical and mental fatigue...also stupidity
The track was really well laid out with all sorts of challenges that you would typically expect from some of the more difficult enduro's like the DYFI.
I am currently looking at a number of bikes in readiness to hit some upcoming enduro's harder and look at doing the 24hr D2D again in 2011. I am looking at either the 200EXC, 250EXC or 250EXCF. Any suggestions would be much appreciated...
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|09-01-2010, 10:57 AM||#7|
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: South Wales
Well Done guys, truely a mean feat.
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