Summer Bummer 8/12/01

Mully

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Ok you bunch of cry babies, the Summer Bummer is one month away. I would hope all the emotional scars are gone from the spring run and you realize that "HEY, I DID HAVE FUN" at the Brrrr. That is, after all, why they are called Enduros, to endure, get it ?? :confused:

Anyway, I would hope to see the same gang again, Bill ?? AJ bring that 80 with you again, we can, If you want, get on the same minute again, this could be my son's first Enduro. Gads !! That would mean he will have his drivers license......:scream:

And, as it happens every few years, what better way to spend my "insert age here" birthday.......... :p

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Now there's a sign of a true enduro rider.

Mully - Unfortunately I've since relocated to upstate NY so you won't get to see my smiling face and sunny disposition at any of the checks. The good news is I won't be an all-you-can-eat feast for 30,000 or so mosquitos in Roselawn.

Maybe you can convince Jay to show up for a change. :scream:
 

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Originally posted by WoodsRider
Maybe you can convince Jay to show up for a change. :scream:
Start holding your breath ;)

Speaking of cry babies.....
 
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Chances are, it will be cooler for the Summer Bummer than it was for the "Burr".. What was it, 103 degrees for the Brrr?? :confused:

I don't know how bad I want to go ride the whoops again... :silly: I just got my bike out last night for the first time in a couple months, and although it felt great, I'm still a slug..

Since I am now a Moderator on DB.com, I don't have time for silly races....Me Paper, you Jane....
 
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Roselawn, IN ... Huge city ;) in northwest Indiana... I don't think there's a web site, but the other guys would have a better idea...
 

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Roselawn, INDIANA. Start is near the intersection of IN-10 and IN-50. Approximately 3 miles west of I-65.
 
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Thanks Woodsrider. I am going to this one and my brother, who lives in Delphi, IN, told me that it was in Illinois. Thanks for the clarification.

I have not competed in an enduro yet, but I do have lights and a roll chart holder.Anything else needed for this ride. Thanks
 

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I understand your confusion

Summer Bummer is a multi-district enduro. The promoting club, Hill & Gully Enduro Riders, is a district 17 (IL) club. This enduro also pays points in district 15 (IN). I'm not sure if they are paying district 14 (MI) points at the Summer Bummer though.

For time keeping, get yourself a cheap digital wristwatch. That and the rollchart is all you really need. The resets are such that only the slowest of riders won't get to rest. Make sure to have a hydration system and practice log crossings and sand whoops. ;)
 
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Thanks again. I do have a few more questions though. Sorry. How much is entry?, can I get on the same minute as my 2 buddies?, should I try to get on the same minute as an experienced enduro rider, and will I have the chance to put gas and other stuff at a stop.. I am excited to do this, if you can't tell. I am a midpack b hare scramble rider and have done 3.5 hour gncc's before. I think I can handle the endurance part, but just want to be up on the rules and procedures part. Thanks
 
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It will probably be about a $25-30 entry fee. Enduro's and Hare Scrambles are TOTALLY different... Honestly... I think Enduro's are kind of a headache but are very fun (when they're over). The Bummer is the type of enduro that the most important thing is to save "some" energy for the final loop. I've raced the Roselawn Enduro 4 times and every single time I've hit a wall about 4.5 miles from the end... and believe me... it's not a good time to hit a wall in the final section. I run the D17 H.S. series and hit just about every race. It helps to ride, but enduro's don't take everything out of you at once... the Brr for instance, I thought for sure I was in shape enough to hang it out for the whole race... I was so exhausted for the last couple miles that I puked 4 times after the race... got a trophy but not with out some physical (and mental) abuse from myself. It's like the AIDS virus... sucking the life out of you little by little until all of the sudden... without warning... you die!! And when you die... you still have some of the tightest, bumpiest, root/stump infested trail to contend with... and if you make it that last 2 miles.. you're so happy to have finished that you could care less about a trophy... and just laugh at what you just went through... Oh yeah... did anyone mention the whoops!!!! :p
 
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no really though... it's 100% rideable... and the club does an EXCELLENT job of layout. If there's one Enduro you do a year, I'd say this is the one. Lots of guys show up. Have you ever seen a "wild" bare in the woods? ;)