Tackling Stroud in the Transmoto 8-hour Enduro

It’s always great to get out of the city and go for a ride. Brad and Faidon, along with some RSW Members, Adrian, Paros and Arron, all left the city last weekend but it was no ordinary braap.

Transmoto is known to many dirt riders for their Enduro days that are run along the East Coast of Australia and are either 6-hour, 8-hour or 12-hour durations. The day is generally a pony express style with no prizes, but the bragging rights amongst your peers as to who did the fastest lap.

80mm of rain soaking into the ground a few days prior didn’t help us ride in the perfect conditions we were dreaming of. It was extremely muddy and some of the most difficult and exhausting riding any of us has ever done. With about 450 riders using the 18km track throughout the day you can imagine how the green grazing landscape quickly turned into a pigs playground.

Looking back, regardless of the weather and track conditions, what makes a Transmoto so great is the good vibes, racing ya mates, making new friends and drinking beers. We will braap again when the Transmoto Enduro events start up in 2019. Get in touch if you have any questions or want to come along with us next time.

This trip would not have been possible without the help of Carina, from Shed of Threads, for lending her van, Scruff for his trailer and Young Henrys for keeping us all hydrated and focussed.

Photography by Faidon and Brad.