Dark and White NIGHT Trailquest- Carsington water

Dec 16, 2011

Pete Crawforth

These Night rider 2 hour trailquests have proved to be a great addition to the Dark and White calendar. I love them!
This even was a cold ride, when I set off there was a the threat of snow which is always encouraging when you begin and its already night. I also knew that not far behind me was Pat Higgins who set off a couple of minutes after me. I started out with the aim of attempting to stay just ahead, however just after getting the first check point Pat flew past in the opposite way after deciding to stick to the road for the first section, by the time got to the second Pat had caught me up, we decided to choose different ways to get to the third point. This time my route was slightly faster getting there a second early. Whilst riding to the forth point I was sat right on his wheel but felt that it was going to be a bit ridiculous following him the whole way, so I turned off and missed a point out. 30 minutes later Pat who was storming along caught me up and quickly passed me leaving me in the dark, there was no way I was going to be able to catch him up.

Over all though it was one of my best finishes, obviously doing these events at night helps my performance. Pat  won it with a convincing lead, a very strong ride.

cheers again to Dark and White for organising a cracking race.

results can be found here

overall results

results and splits

Carsington Water nr Ashbourne

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