First things first, well done clubby on beating me in the Junedoggle, we compared excuses and they were much of a muchness and all things considered you went further. I did mention the format to my wife and that I was thinking about heading out on the road bike to beat you, I said it was a bit childish and she reckoned it was more pathetic
so I took your lead and got the curry and beer in
I do intend to muller you in the dirt one
Anyhoo, the Enduro Enduro was a big disappointment for me. Felt a bit cheated to be honest, the timed sections were really good but the rest was poorly put together, I'm being generous and reckon 80% was fireroad/path. And when the course is only 10 mile long is doesn't add up to much, in fact when you take away the fire road section in stage three the guy who posted 10mins was probably only racing for 6!! In hindsight I should have guessed (or asked) how long the course would be, but the more I think about it I was convinced there would be more to it. The website blurb mentions that the race would start at 10:30 and the last riders would be in at 16:00ish, I now realise that this was just a cut and paste from the HPE blurb which disnae help with the feeling that the whole thing was just an afterthought. You'd think with Fort William being the mountain bike mecca that it is that a more interesting course could be come up with. Don't get me worng my opinion is slightly coloured with the fact I had a 240 mile round trip for a 10 mile 'race' as well as using a precious family pass. Such a pity because the HPE was really really good.
But in saying all that I did beat clubby and thats me noo 2 for 2 because I beat haggis anaw at the least one
and that offer of a draw was only cause ah felt sorry fur him