Supporting Vendor Popular Post Camel ADV Posted August 24, 2021 Supporting Vendor Popular Post Share Posted August 24, 2021 My good friend and regular riding parter Jaden suggested we race a hare scramble on our T7s. We entered the Gloomy Creek Hare Scramble a couple of weeks ago and raced in the Sportsman B class, which is pretty mellow. I've done some desert races but this was my first woods race (on any bike) so the Sportsmen class was good for a first attempt. Jaden has a bunch of hare scramble and X-Country races under is belt (on an actual enduro bike). The Pro/A/B groups had a two hour time limit, most laps the time window wins. Our C group was on a modified course, one hour time limit. Some of the women's classes are in the C group as well as Sportsman and Vintage. The C loop had some tight woods sections, open ATV track and 9 large water crossings per lap. There was very little elevation change on the course, unfortunately. There were 8 people in our class with the usual 250/300 2T bikes being well represented as well as a guy in an XR400(?) and a KX 4T. We were getting lots of weird looks from spectators. The lap tracking/time keeping is done with RFID stickers and a sensor at the start/finish line. I didn't realize until after the race that my tag wasn't registering. We finished the race and went back to the van to get changed and packed up. When we got back to the stage/registration area, I saw the results page with the DNF and I missed the protest period so officially a DNF despite getting 6 laps in. I'll keep a better eye on the results sheet sooner next time, live and learn. There should be more photos to come. They had photographers all through the woods, I just need to track down their pics. It was 34C (93F) and very hazy due to the large number of forest fires burning in neighboring British Columbia. You can see the haze in the photo below (taken at noon). 14 1 Bits and pieces for your adventure bike. Camel-ADV.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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