I got a spot again this year - last year I found it pretty tough. The transitions were brutal for me.
Even the hardest UK enduro's arn't even close to how tough it was physically. It didn't help being in masters [HTML_REMOVED] there being no water available after the first 3 stages. The rate I was going through it meant I was out way too early.
As we were there on holiday, I only rode stage 1 [HTML_REMOVED] stage 5 before, so riding 2, 3 [HTML_REMOVED] 4 blind was, in hingsight, a really bad idea. I flatted on 4 near the start - I was so wrecked from the transition before, my race was done anyway, so I just rolled down on the rim. I'm quite thankful it happened, because trying to race that stage in the physical condition I was in would have been messy. Still managed to fix it up [HTML_REMOVED] get to 5 on time [HTML_REMOVED] had a blast to the finish.
I'll be a bit more prepared this year, i'm already fitter [HTML_REMOVED] lighter [HTML_REMOVED] I do actually plan on having some practice of the stages this time round. If I could top 20 in Masters, i'd be a happy person :)
Blur 4X - Sunday Factory.