January 29th Chiang Dao Enduro

Mark Rossi

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Jan 15, 2011
The first round of the North Thailand Enduro Championships where held in Chiang Dao over the weekend.
It was a 2 day event commencing Saturday at midday. There were 4 special test sections and the riding and layout has really improved since I last rode one of these races in 2007.
The event turned out around 70 competitors 3 of us being Foreigners to Thailand. I feel in the next rounds the number will increase to over 100.
It was great to see the return of the trophy girls, and good to see them hang around all weekend suppling the eye candy. I hope they make it too all the events.
As I was riding didn't get any action photos but here is a look at what pics I took.

Khun Lek didn't ride this event, however this didn't stop him immersing himself in the atmosphere


The Enduro class bikes




The underbone class bikes


Danny form Germany ran a credible 5th in the underbone class


One of the usual suspects and crowd pleaser, Auy Chiang Mai in the Liverpool shirt holding his winning trophy


Some of you local riders will recognise quiet a few of these veteran competitors. Mr Nichol on the far left has been giving a lot of support developing Thai riders, He gives training facilities, board and general help. I would say Nichol giving support to Chayuan is a part of him becoming 2010 Thai supercross champion.


These 2 helpers worked hard. Pha on the Left kept me company practicing her English.


The underbones consisting of a modified bored engine they are amazingly fast


Everybody received one of these, medals that is


The end
 

Mark Rossi

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Jan 15, 2011
Here are a pic of the gps tracks of the trails.
This photo of the gps tracks is showing 3 special section tests.


Special section 1 was a cross country track time trial, which was 3 timed laps taking around 14minutes to complete. Lots of creek bed riding, mud and dust. The turnoff to the east from Hwy 7 is not much more than 2km south on Hwy7 from the Chiang Dao southern turn off.


Special section 2 was a cross country test time trial, some single track and farm headlands ridden in this test. The time took around 14minute to complete. If you venture to this track the timing was done from virtually tarmac to tarmac, you will understand where I mean onsite.


Special section 3 was a cross country track test time trial, lots of single track with some fast dirt roads looping the single track together. We had to complete 3 laps of this test, time taken was around
54minutes


Special stage 4 was a repeat of special stage 1 but run as a 2 lap race rather than a time trial


Here are some off the final results, sorry I didn't photograph them all.


 

bigntall

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Feb 1, 2011
Great to see you out riding the Enduros again Mark.

Were there any technical sections this round? What bike did you ride? how was the event arranged over the two days in terms of special test sections completed?
 

Mark Rossi

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Jan 15, 2011
bigntall said:
Great to see you out riding the Enduros again Mark.

Were there any technical sections this round? What bike did you ride? how was the event arranged over the two days in terms of special test sections completed?
It was a last minute Saturday morning decision to go and check it out. Main reason being I would like to ride the Asian championship being held over 3 rounds in our own back yard.

The track was good, I really enjoyed the riding, The cross test was technical with maybe 300m through a creek bed, nothing over the top but it was testing.
 
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