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Old 10-24-2011, 07:55 AM   #31
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Awesome Enduro!

Small turnout which was fine. There were a few sections of the course that would have been unrideable on a big bike. If you didn't have two or three freinds handy to help lift/push it wouldn't have happened. With the recent rain, there were many places on the track where the trail was hard, all on it's own, even on a proper dirtbike.

Really great riding, made me sad to have moved away from the area. I will see if I can get a few pictures up later today but I didn't have the time to take many...
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #32
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Awesome Enduro!

Small turnout which was fine. There were a few sections of the course that would have been unrideable on a big bike. If you didn't have two or three freinds handy to help lift/push it wouldn't have happened. With the recent rain, there were many places on the track where the trail was hard, all on it's own, even on a proper dirtbike.

Really great riding, made me sad to have moved away from the area. I will see if I can get a few pictures up later today but I didn't have the time to take many...
You're being too humble for a guy who got 7th overall in the expert class.
And there were a few former Team USA ISDE riders there too..

Really great event, trails were challenging and fun. I love going to new areas. Some time sections reminded me of Reiter, (RIP).

It was cool seeing the actual cowbell from 1931!
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:45 AM   #33
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You're being too humble for a guy who got 7th overall in the expert class.
And there were a few former Team USA ISDE riders there too..
7th on the KLX/DRZ 400???
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #34
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This sounds like a pretty cool event. I think I need a roll chart holder.


Did you go? Any of it on the trails we rode?
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:25 PM   #35
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[QUOTE=NWBoarder;17144555]You're being too humble for a guy who got 7th overall in the expert class.
And there were a few former Team USA ISDE riders there too..

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:23 AM   #36
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Did you go? Any of it on the trails we rode?
No, I didn't. too much other stuff going on.

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:49 AM   #37
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You're being too humble for a guy who got 7th overall in the expert class.
And there were a few former Team USA ISDE riders there too..

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NX, Way to Represent!
Yeah, Iain was 8 mins off the leader, who by the way, had to JB weld his case (twice! ) not sure where he got the extra oil...






Of course the repairs were done during liaisons.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:59 AM   #38
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I've never ridden an ISDE format enduro. Would you be willing to give a short description of the event particulars for this event?

Do you start off with two or three others per minute?

Are the "transitions" basically trail rides that you can cover at a somewhat pokey pace, or do you have to keep flyin'?

What are the "liaisons"? I assume they are "repair" periods before special tests and that you don't get much time if you poke along in the transitions.

Did the club put in a good bit of public or forest road over the seventy miles?

If you weren't competing could you skip the specials? Or, if you have to ride them, would you be a roadblock to real competitors at times?

I really like everything about enduros except the pace, which I generally can't keep to. I'll ride, but on a late minute to avoid jugging up competitive riders, which they usually don't mind, but it makes me feel stressed. I was really interested in this ride, especially for the new terrain outside Walker and Tahuya.
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Sure.
If you are familiar with Enduros, this is similar but slightly different, in that you do not need to stay on your minute. In this case the roll chart simply provided directions on the roads. Everything else was marked with arrows.

The Liaison sections are at your own pace, and serve to get you to the Special Tests. At this event two of the liaisons had extra time built in, for various reasons, repairs or whatever. One of them had a bbq and refreshments, which was nice.

The Special Tests are just that, a challenging section that you go as fast as you can. They are identified by different colored flags/signs at the check point, (RED, IIRC). Your start time is marked on your score card. If you need to take a breather, drink some water, clean your goggles, shed a coat, or whatever, do it before they assign a start time to you. They are usually pretty laid back.

There were 4 special tests at this event, and one was thrown out due to some confusion and possible short cutting on the course.

Oh, to answer your question, they say if someone comes up behind you "they have already beat you, so be courteous and pull over", so its not really a big deal. This would have been a good one, as it was not apart of the Enduro series, and it was a smaller group.

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Excellent info. Thanks. Actually sounds a bit less stressful than a timekeeper, especially if you aren't really competing. I guess nobody would notice if you skipped a special test, anyway. You would just get DQ'd.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #41
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Would you be willing to give a short description of the event particulars for this event?

. I was really interested in this ride, especially for the new terrain outside Walker and Tahuya.


Thanks for asking, i wanted to know too. I'm going to see if I can get Yondering to guide a little ride thru there this Saturday.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #42
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No, I didn't. too much other stuff going on. We should get out there again though; let me know when you're up for it.

PM sent for this Sat or Sun. Feel free to start a new thread if you are available to ride n guide.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #43
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Tom, lets do it. I need to hit some good trails again, it's been a little while, too many logging roads lately. Anybody else that wants to come, feel free; you'll need a plated dirt bike, no big bikes.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #44
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7th on the KLX/DRZ 400???
That would be more believeable than an '88 NX250!?!
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:24 AM   #45
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That would be more believeable than an '88 NX250!?!
IIRC the NX went away about 7 years ago.
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