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With a Twist of the Wrist!

post #1 of 19
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I know we get more pedal powered cycle threads than motorized, but this was a great day and I wanted to share.
Mr TC has been an Enduro Rider/Racer for nearly 20 years. He's actually quite competitive in his class, which is A Super Senior, now that he's over 50.

For those of you who don't know how a timed event like this goes..........
4 bikes leave the line each minute, and you have to stay as close to your minute as you can for check times.
The idea is to maintain a speed average of 28 MPH during the event.



There are check points set up in the woods where they write the time you go through that point.
Mr TC was on Minute 31, so his times he went through should be as close to 31 as possible.
If you come in early, you get more points than if you come in late,(assuming that coming in early means you could have cut the course) with the lowest score being the winner of the event.
Example Score card, which is on the front fender of the bike.



The riders have a route sheet, but also have arrow markers to show the route. Sweep crews pull down all markers at the end of the event.


Some of you may remember my friend John who Skied with us in Colorado in January......
Here he is, having a little fun.........


There were even a few vintage bikes out there...........
Penton was THE enduro bike of its day.


Terry, John, and their other friend, Craig, burned a check, 3 minutes, which gave them 12 points
That messed up their score, but they had a great day on the trails!
post #2 of 19
That looks like a lotta fun.
post #3 of 19
TC,

I loved riding Enduros and Turkey runs. Did them for 15 years. Great fun...and HARD work! Mostly just do fun rides now though....

Banging $6k KTM's into trees and rocks is even more expensive than skiing:
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
TC,

I loved riding Enduros and Turkey runs. Did them for 15 years. Great fun...and HARD work! Mostly just do fun rides now though....

Banging $6k KTM's into trees and rocks is even more expensive than skiing:
Tell me about it!.
And Mr TC has a quiver of bikes.
post #5 of 19
Thanks TC It's great to see pics of Terry and John in action. Oh, and I see by the score card that they've certainly put Mr. TC in the correct class
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
Thanks TC It's great to see pics of Terry and John in action. Oh, and I see by the score card that they've certainly put Mr. TC in the correct class
I'll be sure to tell him you noticed, and emphasized his exceptional class.

The route sheet is on line, here
This was the only pic I got of him in action, and of course, he saw me and tried to get closer to me, which messed up the shot!



Our next event is near Boyne Falls. I can hardly wait!
post #7 of 19
A Super Senior

best bevis and butthead voice


A Super Senior

smirk
smirk

ASS

his score card said ASS!:
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Dang J!
Now I can't get that B&B voice out of my head!
Thanks for that:
post #9 of 19
Nice! Where was the location of the race? I know a bunch of guys in the LMC. I used to live in MI and rode a lot at places like: Wolverine, St. Helens, Roscommon, Ogemaw Hills, Rose City, Gladwin, and Midland.

When I moved down south, I started racing enduros. I did about 15 seasons worth before I had kids. Raced a few Nationals, did the Alligator enduro at bike week, also raced the opening round of the GNCC series down there in FLA when it was held at Ockechobee. The one year that I rode two national enduros, I ended up 9th in the final season 200B standings. Oh, those were the days. My bikes are sitting in the garage collecting dust. They haven't been moved in 3 years. The last race I did was the Perry Mountain 24 hour challenge.

But, to fill the void, I took up skiing, running, and just yesterday did my first road cycling group ride. I'll get back to the motorcycles too some day.

Here's some pics:

Georgia National Enduro -


Monster Mtn. Hare Scramble (Alabama)
post #10 of 19
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The pics were taken duirng an enduro in Moorestown. The event was based out of the LMC clubgrounds, while the course went through even trail, private property and state land.

When did you last ride/race in our neck of the woods. You may know my husband, or even me!
post #11 of 19
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When did you last ride/race in our neck of the woods. You may know my husband, or even me!

The last time I was up there was June 25 - 27, 2004 for the CCC Philip Bean Memorial Trail Ride. We did 3 laps on the Tomahawk "B" loop. We also hit some fresh cut single track that had been put in with special use permit for an upcoming enduro.

The guy who hosted me was named Mike Lauer (sp?) Jr. I'm not sure if that's how you spell his name. But I believe that he's the current LMC Family Enduro Chairman. Super nice guy. Mike and I used to cross paths at nationals in GA, FL, and LA. He helped out the KTM guys by driving the Lafferty's rig to and from the races. We also hooked up a couple of times down in Oklahoma for a week of play riding at Guy Cooper's track.

I met a few other guys from Mike's regular crew too, seems like there was a guy named Fred Thompson who owned a couple of restaraunts in Saginaw. Can't remember the other names.

Talk about a long trip. It was 1050 miles from my front door to the camp ground for the Wolverine ride. I drove up on a Thurs/Fri and then kamikazzeed it all the way back to Birmingham on Sun night/monday morning after riding for the weekend.

I hope to be able to ski as well as I can ride, someday. We'll see.

All those years living in Michigan and I never skied. Finally went skiing in Michigan for my first time ever, but only after I had moved to Alabama, graduated from college, and gotten married. Oh well. I missed my chance to ski on those little heaps around where I lived during my HS days. Places like Mt. Holly and Pine Knob.

I think you said you ski in Grayling, I've driving through there in the summer before and been past Boyne in the summer as well.
post #12 of 19
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Eh, I know Mike, Fred and ..........OMG Virginia!

I'm guessing I've bumped into you upon occasion.
I ski at Crystal Mountain, in Thompsonville, for the most part, but I get around a bit, too!

Send a pm when you're up this way again.
post #13 of 19
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That looks like a lotta fun.

Well sometimes "FUN" is a bit hard to define...

Back in the '90's a bunch of us went down to ride the Natl' Enduro in West Greenwich, RI. Now let me set the stage for you here a bit. It rained for the entire week leading up to the race. Conditions were EPIC to say the least. Quicksand, Ruts up to the gas tank with the required tree roots thrown in for good measure. MUD....more MUD. My bike must have weighed 300+ pounds by the time I "houred out"....which was by the SECOND check!!! And I thought I did well to get that far!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
Well sometimes "FUN" is a bit hard to define...


I "houred out"....which was by the SECOND check!!! And I thought I did well to get that far!
National events are tough. BUT, houring out by the 2nd check is a bit severe:

Epic, someday you'll meet Terry and he'll keep you busy with stories of National Enduros with major casualties.

I love being the Girl With Gas!

**Houring Out = Falling an hour behind your time, which means you're Out of the Race.
post #15 of 19
[quote=Trekchick;931393]National events are tough. BUT, houring out by the 2nd check is a bit severe:

TC....My riding buddy....who was a AA New England Rider (NETRA) made it to check 5.....so I still say I did O.K.




I love being the Girl With Gas!
quote]


You gotta watch what you eat before race day
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
National events are tough. BUT, houring out by the 2nd check is a bit severe:
TC....My riding buddy....who was a AA New England Rider (NETRA) made it to check 5.....so I still say I did O.K.




Quote:
I love being the Girl With Gas!
You gotta watch what you eat before race day
Our Gas Crew used to have matching Tshirts with an enduro bike on the back and a poem:
If you wanna gas fast
Then don't give us sass
Because we're the Girls with your Gas!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Dang J!
Now I can't get that B&B voice out of my head!
Thanks for that:
no problem, glad to be of ASSistance!:
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Our Gas Crew used to have matching Tshirts with an enduro bike on the back and a poem:
If you wanna gas fast
Then don't give us sass
Because we're the Girls with your Gas!

Well....

We need a pic of the crew
post #19 of 19
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If I had pics, I'd share, you know I would.
Back in the day, we just didn't take a lot of pics.
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