Delaware Enduro April 29th

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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by BamBam » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:38 am

Yeah, I expect the muddy trail through the woods will be obvious. No worries there. :loveit:

But did you see the route sheet I posted? What do all those abbreviations mean?
If the BT note means blacktop (does it?) most of the instructions are all for BT turns and I won't necessarily see tracks to follow.

And from that sheet, I don't quite understand what happens with miles/time when you go from blacktop to a trail, if that is what this means....

2.15 L TR
2.18 reset to 4.0
3.0 change to 30
4.0 start
Control 9:12


And that thing about the "HERO" thing at 21.8, and a note about RR (railroad track?) at 30.5

Is there someplace where the abbreviations are explained?

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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by Nobody » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:48 am

BamBam wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:38 am
Yeah, I expect the muddy trail through the woods will be obvious. No worries there. :loveit:

But did you see the route sheet I posted? What do all those abbreviations mean?
If the BT note means blacktop (does it?) most of the instructions are all for BT turns and I won't necessarily see tracks to follow.

And from that sheet, I don't quite understand what happens with miles/time when you go from blacktop to a trail, if that is what this means....

2.15 L TR
2.18 reset to 4.0
3.0 change to 30
4.0 start
Control 9:12


And that thing about the "HERO" thing at 21.8, and a note about RR (railroad track?) at 30.5

Is there someplace where the abbreviations are explained?
Yeah those abbreviations. I can never find them and as I understand every organizer chooses their own.
Can not figure the BT out. Found some example where BL and BR means bear left or right.
Probably someone experienced here will tell you.

Shouldn't be too hard to explain that somewhere on the top or bottom of the route sheet. Then again probably 99% know all and there's no need.
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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by gots_a_sol » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:12 am

There will be arrows along the route also. And a bunch of other bikes out there to follow.
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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by gots_a_sol » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:14 pm

So how'd it go?
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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by BamBam » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:40 pm

Well..... I made it there. And ran through 4 tests before I was beat down and unable to continue.

They had some rain the night (and week prior) so a notoriously swampy course was a muddy slimy mess. Not sure how to run the mud well.

Tight serpentines through cambodian looking jungle, with a deep wet clay rut in the corners. Sometimes my front tire would just push and I'd plop over. One time I caught a tree pretty good with an upper arm and tore through a couple layers of shirt. And then there were some wide open mud marshes with several wavy ruts that grabbed the front tire causing tank slapping moments that were beating me down.

My undoing - was that I kept putting feet down a LOT, and doing more than a little kick starting. So mid-way into the 4th stage my right side hip flexor was done. Could barely get my foot back on the pegs, and was limping along just to finish. Packed it in after that for general safety and well being.

The parking lot at lunch break showed many choosing not to continue. But it was a cool experience and a decent starting point. I hope the course photographers actually got a photo of me riding with feet up. That would be a real collectible. Ha!

Will have to post some video....

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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by Bucho » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:15 pm

Goodjob! You survived, thats enough for your first effort.
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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by Laoch » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:22 am

:thumbup:

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Just watch the first few seconds and you know it really, really sucked
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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by BamBam » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:35 am

Laoch - What row were you in? That mud hole in your video at 1:12 point was swallowing bikes. It wasn't as bad on my early trip in Row 20


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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by J&J » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:04 am

I like it, probably take a little more abuse than the ones I keep breaking :lol2:

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Re: Delaware Enduro April 29th

Post by Laoch » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:49 pm

BamBam wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:35 am
Laoch - What row were you in? That mud hole in your video at 1:12 point was swallowing bikes. It wasn't as bad on my early trip in Row 20
:nono:

Just a random vid I found. Good muddy run :thumbup:
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