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12:12 TORQ in your SLEEP Enduro
#1
http://gorrick.com/racing/enduro12/index.php

I am intruiged by this as its not 2394873289 miles away like the Plymouth one. I think 3 man teams or something is the way forward for a 12 hour?
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#2
Seems interesting, are you entering?

For the FIRST time, Ive just googled the route from my town to the B24/12 - and its a 5hr drive.
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#3
Yes and due to the incompetence on our roads you can probably add some to that!

Yer I think I might enter it, could be a laugh
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#4
"Breezer" Wrote:http://gorrick.com/racing/enduro12/index.php

I am intruiged by this as its not 2394873289 miles away like the Plymouth one. I think 3 man teams or something is the way forward for a 12 hour?

Looks interesting.

For a motorsport fan breezer you really are anti driving, plymouth is about 4 hrs ive driven it about a billion times.
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#5
Competing on the track/airfield or thrashing on track days is nothing like driving on our speed restricted farce of a road network with incompetent drivers everywhere Sad

262 miles according to Google for me which would be 65.5mph average if I did it in 4 hours with no stops which would be impossible even if doing a steady 80 once finally on the motorways
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#6
"Breezer" Wrote:Competing on the track/airfield or thrashing on track days is nothing like driving on our speed restricted farce of a road network with incompetent drivers everywhere Sad

262 miles according to Google for me which would be 65.5mph average if I did it in 4 hours with no stops which would be impossible even if doing a steady 80 once finally on the motorways

Id rather run the risk of battling with the farce of a road network or encounting these incompetent drivers than limit where i go, theres to much out there to enjoy than to worry about that. Drive at night or late evening, one early christmas morning i made it to cornwall in 3 1/2 hours.
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#7
Do you go the more direct route or stay fast on the M4/M5?

Longer distance, but at least you can be going at a good speed.
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#8
I have no issue with driving long distances if I really want to but I am not doing a 500 mile round trip with the subsequent fuel costs to ride my bike when I can have just as much fun riding in the forest 1 minute from my house or driving to the south downs etc. I am thinking of this Gorrick event to get back on topic as ~90 miles each way is acceptable. I have trouble justifying doing "a ride" where it takes longer for the driving part than the riding bit, seems kinda silly to me
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#9
If the Bontrager event was a small affair, then it would seem a bit overkill to drive such distances...

However, the Twentyfour12 is deemed in the top 3 of the UK enduro events (for both elite and amatuer level)

Im more than willing to drive the distance for such an event, we'll be there for 4 (maybe 5) days so I think its worth it.

Over 1000 people will be there, and of course, a huge contingent of the Sketchy massive are going too, so its a win-win in many levels.

Does that mean you would never drive to say, Afan? as we know, Russ/Mark etc have done an almost implausible drive up to there for a very short days riding - but clearly worth it.

If the trip is worth it, Im more than happy with driving.
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#10
Knowing the 24/12 is on one of the first weeks of the Summer Hol's & the crap roads to get there from the M4 I would expect closer top a 6hr drive. I'm undecided whether to drive straight back after or wait around & make it an early eve drive home. Either way I'm back to work on the Monday.
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