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Michaux Enduro - Sunday 9/8
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Michaux Enduro - Sunday 9/8 - August 20, 2013, 03:34 PM

From the ECEA website: 43rd Michaux Enduro - East Coast Enduro Association

We have tried to make this years course layout enjoyable for everyone. There will be a variety of trail types used from traditional rocky single track to open fast trails.

There will be 8 test sections for all A riders, 7 sections for all B Riders and 6 for all C/Masters/Women riders. There will be two loops. The total route will be 65 ground miles with gas back at the start area.

Section lengths are from 4 to 7 miles each. Resets will be ample for everyone to get back on time.

Closed course event with a start control format. No time keeping needed, just show up and ride and the fastest rider wins.


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August 20, 2013, 03:36 PM

I've run this enduro several times. It's not easy, plenty of rocks. But it's doable by a lot of the riders who have done Taskers and find in rideable. (OK, I'm a glutton and find Taskers fun and easy at this point. But you get my drift.)

Two loops, broken up by lunch in the middle. No timekeeping this year. Just get on and go. Worth doing if you have any interest. Kirk? Dodge? Jar?

Just throwing it out there.

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August 20, 2013, 03:54 PM

Can you explain the format? Is this 65 fast miles or are there relaxed sections like a traditional enduro?
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August 20, 2013, 05:10 PM

Fast? You've never ridden Michaux have you?

figure 6 hours of riding. 3 morning, 3 afternoon. Most enduros generally have easy and hardcore sections. I remember doing an hour in rocks there once. In the afternoon. Monkeybutt doesn't even begin to describe it. Double A riders could rip through some sections....I couldn't. Certainly not after 4 hard hours.

Still, being a rock rider most of the time gives me a bit of an advantage. They have made several of the enduros "easy" ones to attract more riders. You will do fine there, just run soft suspension.

I do remember one year running a boogie line of bikes in 4th gear for about 25 minutes on fast single track trails. We were spaced out 50-70 yards apart. Maybe 4-5 riders. That was damned fun.


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August 20, 2013, 05:35 PM

I think this may be the first one I tried in 99 or 00 (only did two, a rocky one and beehive). I spilled half my coolant in one of the rock sections and ended up pushing the bike out of the woods. Maybe I should have said difficult instead of fast. By relaxed sections I mean the slow stuff you'd do on the road, the connectors between the test sections. If there are no road bits I'm wondering if you're riding hard all the time.
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August 20, 2013, 07:38 PM

No, it had easier sections that weren't as rocky. But it's central PA. You aren't going to get "easy". It's worth doing, but a steering damper is definitely a plus.

Like I said before, it has faster sections. And they even mentioned making it shorter & easier for the C riders. I think they cut out some of the hero sections. Plus, if you ride the second half....you definitely beat folks who pull out at lunch.

I've done top 5 in C group a few years. So you know it's not too difficult.


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August 20, 2013, 07:48 PM

Don't think I'll make this one.

Do you need a plate?


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August 20, 2013, 08:03 PM

Ok, I'm a definite maybe. If there's no time keeping is this a mass start or do they still break everyone up into small groups?
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do they have a handicapped class?
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August 20, 2013, 08:20 PM

I'll put myself down as a maybe also.


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August 20, 2013, 09:52 PM

@Jar - Closed course = no plate needed. I've run this one. You won't need a plate.

@Tigger - No class for handicapped or Stuffed Animals. You will have to run C.

@Gots - You would enjoy this one. You can ride Taskers. And you've done Hatfield. Walk in the park.



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August 21, 2013, 05:09 AM

Can't make this either. Gonna be at NJMP for ASRA.


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I need to look into the ECEA test...

COURSE: Approx. 65 miles, layover is at start - 2 loops. KEY TIME: 8:00 a.m.
ENTRY FEE: $40.00 Pre-entry, $45.00 Post-entry. Random drawing to be held on August 28. Checks are to be made
payable to SPER, INC., and mailed to SPER, INC., 210 Stetler Rd., New Cumberland, PA 17070. Staple
together to ride together. NO MONEY NO NUMBER. NO PHONE ENTRIES.
START: Big Flat; located approximately 9 miles from Shippensburg, PA. (Map on Back). Arrows will be placed from U.S. 81 Exit 29 to start.
FOOD AND CAMPING: Food provided at Start. Camping at Start Area. Motels available in Shippensburg.
INFORMATION: Call Stacy Clark at 717-265-6055 or Sandy Quickel at 717-486-5578.
REGISTRATION: At Big Flat Saturday 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m.
REQUIREMENTS: All riders must be a minimum of 16 years of age. The motorcycle must be fitted with a securely attached
spark arrester muffler and pass AMA decibel test. The motorcycle must pass Tech Inspection prior to riding event Sunday.
AMA card and ECEA accreditation required. Riders possessing neither ECEA license or valid NETRA license, must check "C"
class on entry form and will be required to take an ECEA test. Testing will be conducted at registration on Saturday,
September 8 and the day of the Enduro. ECEA written test is free of charge. Above requirements must be met or you
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August 21, 2013, 07:54 AM

The test is easy. Basically you get the little booklet, read through it, take the test. (They generally help if you have a question.) That's how I did it. It's not meant to keep people from riding, just forcing you to understand the basic rules of an event.


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August 21, 2013, 08:00 AM

If this is the test, most of the questions seem pretty obvious (just scanned through, didn't read each one)


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