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Anyone going? It's in western Ohio.

This will be my first enduro, my first off-road event in oh.... 26 yrs or so. I'm certainly excited!
 

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I'll be there. I ride a YZ250 with the number 56 on it.

The trail there is great, but...

Be prepared for some of the deepest mudholes you've ever seen... before hitting any of the big holes, take a second to choose your line carefully. It's not uncommon to see bikes buried almost handlebar deep in some of them. Also, we will probably be running the swamp again this year... you'll know it when you see it, it is right off the side of a paved road, there will be a large crowd there as well. The crowds are usually pretty good about pointing you in a good direction in the bad holes so it is usually wise to heed their advice.

Good luck!
 

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A pal of mine is involved in the organization of the ride. He's got me starting on minute 35. There probably won't be a good line left by the time I get there. :whiner:

I have a KX500 (w/no lights) and a chrome w/orange flamed helmet. No number until the event.
 
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I've always found at Greenville it works best to ride where the crowd is standing. Sometimes you get directed into the septic tank just so folks can watch you sink!!

There's an ongoing joke in D11 that Greenville is the last enduro of the year, because it takes the entire Winter to replace your bearings and rebuild your bike.

My son and I will be there on an EARLY minute. We will be riding KTM 200's with Plessinger Cycles on them. Should be fun.

By the way, Greenville was the first enduro I ever rode (1982). I made it to the 2nd check and houred out. I won the 200B class. In all fairness it had been raining for 4 straight days before the event.

Have fun,
Wayne
 

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I've always found at Greenville it works best to ride where the crowd is standing.
:)

I've stood around some mud holes and noticed the same. Plus it's gotta be fun to watch them scatter! :eek:
 
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I got my bike all prepped,..

I got a new roll-off goggles and set of thermal paws gloves. I sprayed my pants with a water repellant spray.

I'll have some dry clothes at the gas stop.

My goal is to finish the enduro, not to hour out.

I'm ready to get cold and wet.

Let's have fun Crim

JimS
 

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HHHmmm...... I think I'll ride in a speedo and a tank top. :scream:
 

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There's an ongoing joke in D11 that Greenville is the last enduro of the year, because it takes the entire Winter to replace your bearings and rebuild your bike.
Lemme hear a big Amen!

That was one tough mutha. I houred out at the third check. :whiner:
 
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Hang in there Crim. Greenville is a tough enduro to start the sport with. Beleive it or not yesterday was one of the easier Greenville enduro's, considering the rain.

You're a heck of a lot more man than I am, riding Greenville on a KX500. My son and I rode KTM 200's. My son won the Overall "B" trophy he dropped 36 points. I finished 4th in the SR B class. I AM SORE TODAY.

Good luck,
Wayne
 

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I don't know, I thought that was up in the top 5 of bad greenvilles. I may have skewed results though as I am still getting used to a new bike. Plus I made a bad decision and put a new tire on the rear, a brand I have never ran before. It was a pos. don't ever buy a kenda millville. It did ok getting me through the holes, but it wouldn't track straight anywhere else.
 

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36 points! DANG! :thumb: Just finishing that thing is an accomplishment.

I'm kinda sore but no more than after a good afternoon skiing. I do plan on taking the afternoon off to clean up my bike. Then there's the clutch. It was slipping extremely bad on the ride to the Club House. Oh and I need a new set of handlebars too.

Yeah.... good thing I have all winter.
 
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Congrats to both you and your son Wayne, just to finish was an accomplishment.

I died out on the trial,. got stuck several times early, eaxhausted myself trying to get unstuck, I hour'ed out early, attrition was high. What a ball buster.
 
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I rode yesterday too. Early minute...I think thats best at Greenville....
This was my 2nd time to ride there. Last year I didn't finish, so this year my goal was to finish it. I houred out at the 2nd to last check, but continued on, and at least finished it.

I guess next year my goal will be to not hour out!

Any one know where I can find all the results of the race?
Is it posted on a web site somewhere?
 

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I actually thought is was one of the easier Greenville runs as well. They routed out several of the really bad spots, including the big swamp. Several of the woods sections were actually pretty dry. However, my opinion on hard enduros has been skewed by this past seasons D11 enduro survival fests. I ended up dropping 50 yesterday as my bike vaporlocked 3 times in the final section costing me probably an extra 6 to 8 points. Found out later that the entire carb was packed into a solid mud pie and all of the vent hoses were clogged. Actually, now that I think about it, it must've been less muddy than normal as I didn't use the whole $10 roll of quarters at the car wash this year...

Hopefully we get a nice dry enduro season next year as this one has been as rainy as any racing season I can remember.
 

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yes danst, the southern rides are definately worse, mainly because of all the huge rocky hills covered in slime. I know it hasn't been that bad for the last 2 years though. Especially 2 years ago, that was a drought year, the swamps were almost dry. I finished but houred out by about 5 minutes at the last check. My gas crew wasn't at the availible and I ran out of gas, luckily, I had a quart with me that got me to the end. I probably wouldn't have houred out it not for that though.

my day went downhill when the mist started. almost everyone took their goggles off, but I have always refused to do this and would rather stop and clean them off when needed and place poorly then take a chance on putting an eye out. I used to have roll offs but they only lasted about a half a ride before a branch would break the film. do the tear offs work very well?