The Mat is hearing that he is needing to be arriving on the driveway . And so he does.
On Wednesday night, Mat came to my house. He was packed up and ready to go to Sourth Carolina. Yes, you heard me right, go to South Carolina and ride ourselves crazy and then do the 1st national enduro! Heck yes, I said, I am will be wanting to do just that. woo hoo!
If you just want the summary of the 1st 2 days of the trip, we drove a long way, it rained on the way, we arrived and then slept, we got up to nice temps and no more rain, we rode ourselves silly.
We had decided to stay overnight at my house, then leave at like the 3ish of AM. I explained it away that I was old and needed my beauty sleep. Yes, JD thinks I am a wuus now.
The drive was, well long. As usual, we made jokes along the way about the quad class at a GNCC. Seems like that is what motorcycle guys do, invent new quad classes that they could compete in. Ours is sponsored by Keystone beer. It would involve drinking a beer each time through scoring and then doing another lap. The winner would be the rider who’s last lap time was the closest to their first lap time. Cannot decide if you need to wear a sleeveless tshirt for this class though.
On Friday, we rode at Randy Hawkins property. It is an incredible thousands of acres piece of property. Tons of people out there riding. All the pros getting ready for the GNCC races and National Enduros etc… Paul Whibley was there, Jordan Ashburn etc… They were going fast.
I set up a small loop that was part sand track and part woods loop. I had arranged to test 2 different tire combination’s. I tri
ed my base tire just to get a feel for the trail in the morning. Then went to the Kenda Washougal front and Millville rear. I did 3 laps with different tire pressures. Then I changed to the Washougal rear and did that at 3 different tire pressures. I ran out of time and did not get to try the new Millville front, so that will have to wait for the next testing session.
I can say that I am pretty pleased with the Washougal front and rear combo, at 9.5psi. I am planning to run that on Sunday. Hope I do not flat.
At the end of the day, I saw Randy talking to the Factory Connection guys. I got a few minutes to tell him thanks for allowing us to ride here. I am sure he hears that all the time, but it was really cool for guys from Wisconsin to be riding their bikes on trails in February.
Today, on to Salley SC for the National Enduro.