I don't have any details on this year's but I rode it a few years ago. The trails are great fun...unless it rains a lot! It poured the day/eve before the year I rode and it was miserable. Mud, mud, mud, and hills. I would strongly consider riding it again though. It would be a hoot if it were a little drier.
That is what I have seen when I watched, there was a really big hill that they had to climb after they went threw a creek. There was a lot of people looping out and fliping there bikes. It was fun watching but it must have been really tough for the riders. I really want to ride this race. I'm more than likely to hour out, I barely finished Roselawn. I finished at 57 min., for my first time I think that I did pretty good.
Promise, we won't have you climbing a hill after crossing a creek and looping out. We will give you a National caliber event with a C class cut off and maybe a B cut off if the weather is iffy. You should ride this event, Fall is a great time to experience our trails. Overall length should be about 95 actual and 20 less for the C class. We have picked up 3 new woods sections, so if we we not long enough last year you should be happier. Heck, ride it just to say you did it. Have fun. Thats why the guys spend so much time setting this thing up. Its definately not for the money, just the clubs chance to give back to everyone else who puts on rides.
Layton, make the trip anyway. 5 hours is not that bad for a good ride. You won't even recgonize alot of the trails from the dual sport. We add about 15 more miles of trail and hook things together for longer sections. I know I am biased, but I think this is one of the best Enduro's in the country, along with New Paris and Greenville. The so called experts in California say Enduro is dead yet they have never bothered riding Enduro's in the Mid West. This is it
guys, ride these or forever lose the right to ride a course over 10 to 15 miles long.
come on over layton. I drove 10 hours to south carolina and 9 hours to marquette, MI this year just to race. If the weather isn't to bad, I am going to drive 4 hours over to ohio this sunday for a race. I know, me, go to Ohio?! They do have some cool riding, IF, it hasn't rained too much before.
I would like attend the enduro but below is the outline of what/where I have been and will be for the months of September, October, and November plus the round trip mileage for each event.
6 & 7 Trail ride in Minnesota. 520 miles.
14 Enduro in Iowa 440 miles.
21 Enduro in my backyard. :yeehaw: 20 miles.
28 Stay home and do family stuff.
3-6 Trail ride in Missouri 700 miles.
12 Hare scrambles 100 miles.
17-20 National Dual sport in Ohio 900 miles
26 Enduro Byron IL 180 miles
1 Trail ride Byron IL 180 miles
2 Enduro Morrison IL 120 miles
28 & 29 Trail ride in Missouri 700 miles.
As you can see, I don’t get to ride very much but it’s the best I can do. ;) Granted there is only a hare scrambles on the weekend of your event and while I would much rather ride an enduro then a hare scrambles, it’s close and a real good event.
If anyone cares here is some info on the race this Sunday. 97 miles actual for the A and AA and maybe the B riders. The club will decide as a group Tuesday if we cut the B riders off with the C class. The A section is not hard just the last 14 mile section of the race. Forcast is good this week with warmer temps and the River will continue to drop. We have 5 river crossings and 5 timing sections. And they are good, with one new timing section that starts out tight and ends going wide open in a pasture dodging cattle. Race uses the Re Start format, meaning we will tell you where the in checks are. There will even be a 3.7 mile section at the start of the race that will be free territory, just so you can get warmed up. Hope to see you there and one word of advice. T your vent tubes on your carb. More than one guys bike quite in the river because the carb could not get air. If it happens just push to the edge and kick away, it will start right up.
Thanks Muddobber, this has really been helpful. I really like the part about the cattle. The last time I went we had a friend get into an argument with a cow so to speek, and the cow won. I hope that I don't meet the same fate, but I think it will be fun all the same. I really hope to see you all there.