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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Results are up:

http://www.kieldertrailreavers.co.uk/downloads/oktoberfest2009results.pdf

71 entrants, 6 NS, 14 DNF. Sobering reading, especially when you look at the 50+ guys :shock:


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Results further show how tough it was and poor ZigZag was right, of the completers of the race he was 2nd last but that means the stragglers Si seen were definitely not up to Aarons high standards :D

Well done all but I think SS might be more our bag provided of course they don't start taking it seriously :lol:


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So folks,a few days have passed, would you do it again? If not Keilder, the enduro format? Did you learn anything from the ordeal?


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I didn't realise it was an enduro, - I thought they were more 8 - 10 hours in the saddle - like dusk till dawn, relentless and mayhem


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Well mtb marathon, enduro etc. Definitely focusing on distance rather than tech or racing IMO.


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Not for me. It was all about stamina and endurance and a little boring TBH. Apart from the final descent there was no skill or bike handling ability involved. I'm never going to be able to devote the time to get fit enough for this type of event so won't be bothering again.
I do like the idea of competition though and must admit to looking at some pretty bad ass looking DH bikes on Sunday in one of the big bike stores.

Retro DH anyone?


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Dr S wrote:
Apart from the final descent there was no skill or bike handling ability involved.

Retro DH anyone?


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Sorry Si, I just couldn't help myself :lol:


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sinnett177 wrote:
Dr S wrote:
Apart from the final descent there was no skill or bike handling ability involved.

Retro DH anyone?


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Sorry Si, I just couldn't help myself :lol:


Definite mincer award :lol:


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Dr S wrote:
Not for me. It was all about stamina and endurance and a little boring TBH. Apart from the final descent there was no skill or bike handling ability involved. I'm never going to be able to devote the time to get fit enough for this type of event so won't be bothering again.
I do like the idea of competition though and must admit to looking at some pretty bad ass looking DH bikes on Sunday in one of the big bike stores.

Retro DH anyone?


I'd spoke to big.eck about downhilling before though I think retro downhill is maybe a bridge too far. Was thinking of hiring a bike maybe at Inners or Fort Bill.


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Dr S wrote:
Not for me. It was all about stamina and endurance and a little boring TBH. Apart from the final descent there was no skill or bike handling ability involved. I'm never going to be able to devote the time to get fit enough for this type of event so won't be bothering again.
I do like the idea of competition though and must admit to looking at some pretty bad ass looking DH bikes on Sunday in one of the big bike stores.

Retro DH anyone?


I'd spoke to big.eck about downhilling before though I think retro downhill is maybe a bridge too far. Was thinking of hiring a bike maybe at Inners or Fort Bill.


you should go for it.......... honestly it's nuts :D or am i nuts ?


who cares its fun......... you'll hae to get up here and get a wee shot on the beast :lol: :lol: :lol:


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