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Thetford D2D 2009 – Our first race entry

Posted by Matt | August 19, 2009 | Leave a comment

Marin Dusk til Dawn race, Thetford
Somewhat improbably, and I mean improbably, we’ve managed to enrol ourselves in this year’s Marin Dusk til Dawn race in Thetford on the 3/4 of October. No, I don’t quite know how that happened either, but a big thanks to Lee for organising us sufficiently to at least get our necks into the noose.

We have one soloist (good luck Jez…), seeking revenge for last year’s partial defeat, plus two further teams, at this stage a three and a four although it’s hopeful we’ll end up with two fours.

Collectively, to keep Jez company we have the Stig (our secret weapon?), Barrie, Jem, DaveC, Lee, a recovering Tony and myself plus a likely Mark ear-marked for competitive (hah!) duties and an open invite to anyone else to join in the burger flipping and beer drinking; unless of course they would like to form a further team.

With such a mass mole-migration I was wondering if the DoMTB crew fancy pitching their hats into the ring with their own entry? We have no plans to attack the race so it could turn into a nice North Downs hoe-down if we can all get a posse together. Sort of safety in numbers – Mark’s already worrying he’ll be out of place in Norfolk with just the five digits on each hand. Anyone else from Surrey’s finest riding area who wants to meet up, just let us know.

Now all I have to do is sort out some team apparel between now and October.

Filed under 2009, News in August 2009

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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