- Dudes of Hazzard Enduro 2013- where's the info
Last year’s was pretty tough- the trails were very jaggy and pretty committing in place, mix of deadly rocks and gooey peaty mud, among the hardest enduro events I’ve done… Saw tons of flats, some broken bikes and broken men 😉 Trashed my own wheel and mech. Practice in a snowstorm. But it’s not downhill mental, different sort of hard. One of the best mtb events I’ve done, proper riding that you feel pretty satisfied just to have done. Climb was no picnic either.
OTOH, no guarantee this years’ll be the same. But if it is, it’ll be hard, but awesome, and totally worth it. I did about £300 worth of damage to my bike, destroyed my shoes, froze my baws off, crashed a couple of times, came in about 150th… And all still superb.Posted 4 years ago
With a username like that, you’ll be fine 😉
Just echo what Northwind said (pretty much all of the post applies to me, except I think I came about 180th and it was just a wheel, mech was fine). Great event!
If you’ve just done Tour de Nevis, you’ll be glad to hear you get to do the same Mamore climb twice each day to get to the stages (well you did last year, may well be different this time).Posted 4 years ago
If it’s any use for a comparison – I am a comfortable red route rider (Laggan, Golspie, Kirroughtree etc). I venture on black occasionally and generally ride most of it – coming off for the larger rocky bits where my bravery runs out. I’ve psyched myself up and done Ayers Rock in the past etc.
I managed Enduro Now last year without being the slowest there (well, I got to the bottom before the marshals were packing up) and had a complete blast at the same time. There were one or two bits I walked and a lot that I survived rather than blasted down – but it was my first enduro and I’m planning to do as many more as I can. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Whereabouts are you? If you’re reasonably close to kinlochleven I could send you details of the old routes to try, phenomenal riding around there…
Also, in October there’s the Fair City Enduro which looks to be cracking- different organisers, it’s the chap who did Muckmedden which was an ace day out. I think possibly the riding will be a bit less intense for that one.
(failing that, on the basis that what you can’t see can’t scare you, there’s an innerleithen night enduro coming in November 🙂 )Posted 4 years ago
philbert31 – Member
Northwind, where do you find out about all the enduros, I’m keen on doing a few more but never seem to find any??
I just pay attention 😉 Worth getting on the No Fuss and Innerleithen MTB Racing mailing lists/facebooks, that’s where most of them come from. Innerleithen MTB in particular, they’re pretty much the daddies of uk enduro.
(or mummies, sorry Hels)Posted 4 years ago
I don’t see any posts since the event – what did everyone think?
I had a great time – managed to beat my times from last year on the stages that were the same and didn’t die. I even managed to improve my place (a bit) so that I can almost claim to be mid-pack.
It was awesome fun – just a crazy thing to do on a cold November weekend! I’m still grinning.Posted 4 years ago
Had a brilliant weekend and a terrible race. Which is exactly what I said last year! Must admit I just spat the dummy in stage 3, I think I wasn’t actually doing that badly but I felt like a total knobber and just stopped trying very hard. Wee bit disappointed about that, not very me. Pushed stuff I shouldn’t have, ah well.
Broke my back brake in a silly wee crash in stage 1 so a lot of the final section became a run/slither/crash/fall, which was funny but not really what I was there for! So, ended up down in the 200s, and entirely deserved 😆
But, bad racing doesn’t mean bad riding, still loved most of race day and all of practice, stage 2 underwater was just amazing, loved every second of that, brilliant on raceday too if not quite so mad. And a great atmosphere all the way through.
Some day I want to do a race up there and not **** it up 😆 But in the meantime I reckon I’ll just have a blast while ****ing it upPosted 4 years ago
Much the same as Northwind, I walked bits I know I should’ve ridden and was shown how below average I really am but I had an absoulte hoot!! 😀
Probably the best event I’ve done on a bike! Met some great people and hurt my sides laughing, especially at the slow-mo bog sprint at the end of stage 2, still smiling about it now 😆
My dad was there taking pics and got a few good ones but he’s not got back to me yet. (orange Cotic dude, email me your race no. and I’ll see if he’s got pics of you 😉 e-mail in profile)
I will definitely be going back next year!!Posted 4 years agothedobbsterMember
I totally agree a superb event, never going to place highly on the hardtail but worth it just for the banter! Slightly disappointed the hardtail category never happened in the end though, despite being told on three occasions it would! might have to save up and build up a cotic rocket for next year 😉Posted 4 years ago
Anyone planning on doing the Scottish enduro series next year that no fuss are involved in, guess it could be a little more serious and less banter or a worthwhile venture?
Oh and swarvis I was the guy on the orange cotic, I shall email you tomorrow when I get chance… cheers.
I’ll be doing as much of the series as I can, it’ll be as serious or as not serious as you want it to be I reckon… I’ve got to return to my rightful place of exactly in the middle, so no banter no barter no quarter 😉
Night/Day race coming up at innerleithen at the end of the month btw and I hear there really will be a hardtail cat there. Which it looks like i’ll be in, since I’ve not even washed the mud off the big bike yet.Posted 4 years ago
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