Monday, 23 February 2015

Quads, Bikes and Mud

We’d seen some signs up telling us about an Enduro event in Pouffonds on Sunday, but it didn’t say where exactly. Roger really wanted to go so we enquired with our neighbours, they told us it was right behind our house. What a result, no driving to the venue, just a short walk across our field. Sunday arrived and this was the view (first photo) that greeted us from our landing window – a misty and frosty morning, but as it cleared we were amazed to see all these vans and cars. Where had they all come from?? We thought it was going to be a small affair but there were pits, a tannoy system, ambulance, security and food. Roger wandered over in the morning and took some photos of the quads then we both went in the afternoon to see the bikes race. The event was organised by FFMoto and over 200 competitors took part. Every year, a different farmer let the FFMoto club use some fields that are ready for ploughing. The tyres certainly help prepare the fields for the next crop. There was mud everywhere and sometimes you had to duck as the mud was sprayed skywards. Also, a tractor was on hand to pull out parked cars stuck in the field. I’m glad I don’t have to clean the quad in the last photo.

Misty Morning 3
Misty Morning 2
Quad
Moto
Moto 2
Quad 2

6 comments:

  1. On your door step so it seems! Yuck, my dad used to do 'mud plugging' on a side car with a friend in the UK many years back, I can always remember my mum moaning about washing the clothes! A bientot, Diane

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    1. We saw people going round in white outfits. They definitely weren't white after whizzing round the track a zillion times x

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  2. Boys will be boys, aren't you lucky that Roger was not taking part, mind you, you could have stood him outside and hosed him down. xx

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    1. Roger would loved to have had a go, but just for fun. Yes, we could have washed him down with the pressure washer :) x

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  3. I guess that is fun for some. I don't think I would like this going on in my back yard

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    1. It wasn't as noisy as it sounds plus it's only once a year. Then next year it will be in a different field x

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