Yep, this 51 year old Chunky Brother has completed his first enduro, and absolute Mud Fest and stoked. Last weekend I went to the Kernow Enduro, near Plymouth, with one goal to simply enjoy myself and learn about the process of racing, and also give the new van its first riding road trip. I'm planning to do a few more this year and next as part of the Trail Head Project, which is my journey to understand more about mental well-being through mountain biking. I'll put a page up on this site very soon, but so far, so much has happened since the birth of this project.
Despite the mud which was of biblical portions, the rain, a couple or four crashes, standing aside to let the fast elite riders through which I'm sure is good etiquette, all of which cost me time and a couple of places, that's cool, I learnt so much which was the purpose of doing this event.
I'm stoked I met so many lovely people and finished 6th out of 8 in the super vets category (over 50's) and 70th overall from 118 starters. My first race and so much to take away and work on, especially wet, muddy off camber roots, or simply staying on my bike in the wet. Mostly I took away a great memory of a weekend meeting some fantastic people, all who simply love to ride their bikes, whatever the weather.
Congrats to my riding buddy from here in Sennen, Adam Semmens, who got 5th in the male masters and 17th overall.
The photos of the bike do not do the mud justice, my trousers are a better representation of how many times I slid down the track and the mud!!! Roll on the Southern Enduro in June.
Thanks to @edgecycles for a fun day out., the weather was not our friend but fun was had by most.