Cowbell Dualsport Enduro Oct 23, 2011

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by NWBoarder, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Hey! There is another fun opportunity coming up for DS bikes.

    Oct 23, 2011 The Cowbell Enduro will be for DS bikes this year.

    I heard they are going back to their roots, and including street legal bikes.
    I am thinking of attending, even though its not part of the enduro series.

    http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0021/5394/Cowbell_Flyer.pdf

    Some of you will remember last year was mud fest at Walker valley. It will be interesting to see how well riders stay on their minute when you throw in pavement, gravel and single track... :D

    From the Flyer:
    Course
    70+ miles of Pavement, Gravel and Single Track Trails
    Difficulty is B class plus (1 course only) 3 or more Special Test
    The Rider and Motorcycle MUST be street legal
    Enduro style roll chart holder recommended (Navigation Only)
    Not recommended for Twin Cylinder Motorcycles

    Entry: $40 ​


    Location: Saxon, WA
    Sign-up: 7:00 AM
    Riders Meeting: 8:30 AM
    Start Time: 9:00 AM

    For more information contact:
    Lyle @ 360-738-0272
    or
    Darren @ 360-739-4470 or email (williamsdarrenc@msn.com)
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  2. WetSideRider

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    "Not Recommended for Twin Cylinder Motorcycles" :rofl

    I'll damn sure bet it's not. Someone might disappear, never to be seen again.

    I'm guessing this is an ISDE type format to discourage folks from trying to make up time on public roads. I'll also guess that the special tests might be designed to make you cry like a baby.

    I bet I followed Lyle Duronso and others through some of the terrain planned for this way back in 1979. My tongue was hangin' out then, I don't dare try it now, the hardware is better but the software isn't (my software that is). Short bars might be a good idea.

    I'm looking forward to a ride report.
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  3. NWBoarder

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    Sounds better already. :evil

    I haven't heard anything about them using the ISDE vs. true Enduro format. But I hear what you are saying. :lol3
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  4. yondering

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    This sounds like a pretty cool event. I think I need a roll chart holder.
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  5. Dorian

    Dorian huge carbon footprint

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    Methinks you are in for some F U N!

    Lyle + Darren + Saxon = :evil

    Looking forward to a ride report Whitney!

    - Dorian :lurk
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  6. RickyBobby007

    RickyBobby007 Go Jonah 2012

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    The Cowbell Dualsport Enduro sounds interesting. I've had the TE450 since May and still haven't made an Enduro on it. This could be my last chance for 2011. The flyer says roll chart for "navigation only," does that mean it's not a timekeeper? Anyway, Whitney, I may see you there. I'll try to get Iain to make it as well. -Paul
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  7. K7MDL

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    Should a person who has never ridden in any Enduro event before ride in this? Don't want to ruin the experience for people who know what they are doing or going for points.

    2 rider skills levels for this question:
    a. Decent trail and forest road on a 450 - been on many organized DS rides, trail and road, roll charts no problem
    b. Novice trail skills, better forest road and street skills on a 450. Never used a roll chart before

    Can the 2 above ride together and not clog up the works? Don't want to be the guys everyone remembers :-)
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  8. NWBoarder

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    Here is my take.
    I am not associated with this ride nor do I know the event organizers, or the terrain. So take this with a grain of salt. :D

    With your experience you should be fine. I'm assuming you will be riding with your son. This will allow you to collaborate on timing and route finding.

    I wouldn't think there would be as much "pressure to perform" since this is not part of the NMA Enduro Series. This may be a good way to get a taste of what enduro's are all about. And if you like it, definitely check out Dorian's PSER Beginner Enduro in the Spring! They give a quick PowerPoint presentation on what its all about.

    As you may know, in Enduros 2 or 3 riders leave the start line (together) every minute, and the object is to arrive at unknown check points, on your minute. If you are early, you have "burned the check" 2 points for the first minute and 5 points for each additional minute early. 1 point for every minute late.

    At every enduro I have participated in, they say at the riders meeting that if/when someone comes up behind you, "just let them by, because they have already beat you". (or they are about to burn their next check point :lol3).
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    Cool! Lets keep in touch. Would love to ride with you.
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  10. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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    I think I'm free Sunday and this event sounds casual and fun. Maybe I'll see you guys up there.

    JA
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  11. NWBoarder

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    Hey RickyBobby,
    Tell Iain the forecast is for rain.
    He'll know what I mean. :D

    Just wouldn't be the Cowbell without a little rain..

    We were talking about the Supermoto day at PGP this weekend, and he said if it rains he would do the Cowbell instead. I totally agree, I got up close and personal with the asphalt :muutt yesterday at the Hareport Hare scramble, don't need to do that again. :deal
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  12. Enduroguy

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    "Casual" :lol3:lol3 Did you happen to see the name Lyle on the flyer? :deal All I can say is eat your wheeties.
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  13. K7MDL

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    Hopefully there are bailout points for those of us who never liked Wheaties cereal :-)
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  14. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Are you going to ride it?
    I'll bring my 530 if you bring yours. :lol3
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  15. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    I'm sure thinking about it, 530 or knowing the guys putting this on maybe my wifes pampera might be a better tool. there is some good trail around saxon, they used t have hare scrambles out there and they were pretty demanding. Ok, 530 and a sandwich
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  16. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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    OK 530 boys, screw wheeties, I'm thinking little chocolate doughnuts, a coke and a smoke. You guy's in?

    JA
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  17. yondering

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    None of those trails are really challenging for a decent rider at a normal pace, but some of them are definitely tight and twisty. Cool stuff. Nothing you can't do on a 530 though.
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  18. WetSideRider

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    I like those key words:

    "Decent Rider"
    "Normal Pace"
    "Tight and Twisty"

    Now all you have to do is decide if those key words will add up for you if the event organizers define "normal pace" as a 24mph average :evil

    Just sayin'.
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  19. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Sounds like I might bring the 950. If I have a rough night at work I may bring the 530. if any of you ADV riders see an old guy(55) trying to pick up his 950ADV, feel Free to help!
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  20. NWBoarder

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    Can we take pictures first? ;-)



    Hey Pete,
    Look forward to seeing you, its been a while.
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