Rather than talk about rides we’ve already done (and boy does it feel like we ride a lot!), I thought it’s time to mention what looks to have established itself – after just one year – as our annual mass racing pilgrimage. Yes, Dusk til Dawn (D2D) is looming.
Members of the Muddymoles forum will be well aware of this year’s plans. Spurred on by our relative success last year we’ve managed to put together a Molemeet of some 21 moles, consisting of six teams and two soloists as well as Paul901 who has ‘volunteered’ to be the Pit B!tch. We’re expecting to have quite a Mole Village deep in Thetford Forest so if you’re going look out for us. We even have some club shirts these days too.
For those who haven’t attended before I’ll refer you to Jez’s excellent rundown of what to expect from a MTB race and point you especially at point 5. You cannot take enough warm clothing believe me, and a wooly hat is essential.
If you fancy a flavour of last year’s event, there’s a summary of the 2009 Dusk til Dawn event here including last year’s race times (largely academic since the course changes each year). There’s also a series of D2D interviews – series 1, series2 and Jez sotto voce. You can tell a lot from those interviews…
So, for 2010, here’s our Marin Dusk til Dawn entry list. Teams are as yet unnamed, but briefly:
Adam (13th in the 2010 Kielder 100); Amanda (3rd in the 2010 TransWales)
No pressure guys…
Jem; Matt; Daniel (tbc)
PaulM; MarkW; Joe
Andy (D’Andy) C; DaveC; Colin; Keith
MarkJ; Lee; Simon (Devon) Mole’d; JamesH
Plus of course Paul901 providing back-up.
Teams are not necessarily finalised at this stage so take with a pinch of salt. This is just to record those of us lining up for the start.
Pass the Port and Stilton I say, and see you all there…