Monday, November 01, 2010

2010 International Six Days Enduro

Yesterday was the first day of this year's ISDE in Mexico. Although Bryce would have loved to be racing, we are hoping to be there next year when it's held in Finland. He qualified and went to the race in 2007 when it was in Chile and has had the itch to get back ever since. This year we have 3 really close friends from Colorado racing so it will be super exciting watching and tracking their progress. Best of luck to Nicole Bradford, Ian Blythe and Cody Shaffer - race well, be safe and have fun!

Click on the picture above to access the site and read up on on the news and results and read below to find out what the ISDE is all about!

International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is the oldest 'off road' motorcycle event on the FIM calendar. The ISDE was first held in 1913 at Carlisle, England and has occurred annually, apart from interruptions due to World War I and World War II, at various locations throughout the world. The early events were a true test of machine, rider skill, and reliability. Held on the 'roads' of that era, today most of the routes are truly 'off road'. Originally titled the International Six Day Trial, since 1980 it has been called the 'ISD Enduro'.

The event has attracted national teams from as many as 32 different countries in recent years. Over its long history the rules and conditions have changed to keep in step with the developments in the sport, but it remains a supreme test of rider and machine. Over the six days and upwards of 1250 kilometers, a rider must contend with strict rules about time allowances and restrictions on mechanical replacements, carrying out his or her own track-side repairs.

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