Scrambler Fever 2017
Truly..mud, sweat and beers has flow through the streams (with mud dominance unfortunately). Happily, the whole crazy gang which came this year with their good vibes , put eachother in good mood making this event more such as a hippi comune offroad trip than an ordinary bike meeting, spot or rally . Not one of us loose his voice, not one get red on the sun or just felt togheter with his bike into the mud. But everyone , whereever you turn your head , has SMILE on his face. And that was briliant!
Yep..thursday was like any friday during bike meetings. Because of fact that on this thursday was a holiday in Poland, we've decide that the Scrambler Fever will be beginning on that day. 4 days of chilling and scramble'ing in wild nature is the best thing we can do in the middle of june. ..so when in the surrounding villages people started proccesions around churches or other holy chapels we 've played in beer cup challange , fishing on the boats or done some offroad trips around camp site. One of the explorers, stuck with his bike in wet clay. Luckily he's got a cell phone in the pocket , and luckily there was a cell phone range. One guy went for the rescue, but without succses. Only 6 healthy mens were nessesery to get it from mud. It was bautyfull fight ? 6 young guys vs Mother Earth and increadible heat! But we won! On this day we've done so many creazy things that the evening comes faster as we've thought. When sun goes down we've lounched open air cinema and show few cool films from ICON 1000 and other biker movies, like polish Motodrama from mid 70's.
When I get up, I could't belive what I saw. Landscape looked like it was raining for a whole night (and dind't stop till now) and temperature sink to the shitty 17? degrees. It was not what I have expected. We must waiting almost till noon to start the rally. To get the roadbook (itinerer) every competitor must take the boat and pick up the map from the other side of the lake. Then they can start the bike and ride for an adventure. Not far away from the start line was placed pretty long hill climbing tiral. Every kind of bike could done this , on any kind of tires.. but not today! Hill has change into muddy clay hill. Only the first 2 riders get up the hill with small problems but next riders must won the battle with Mother Earth.. and the battle did'nt take 5 minutes.. Difference between 3rd and 4th rider was over 1 hour!! Old adage says ?What don't kill You ? makes You strong!?. It was actuall also here . The next km's was a piece of cacke, even for 3 womens which kicked asses more advanced riders. On the route was prepared few check pionts with funny works to do. For example : to assign no-name bottles with fork oil to the correct specification ( 5W, 10W etc) , shooting ASG weapon to the target, compose and than sing the song playing on guitar using few words ,f.e. ?scrambler? , ?icon? , ?dirt? , ?crash? etc. There was also one hidden checkpoint arranged as a police car and 2 policemens. You should see the faces of drivers , when ?cops? tried to stop them in the middle of nowhere. Especially faces of rednecks living around who rides same route day after day and didn't see any police car since years.. And on the ?police-checkpoint? , everyone must recognize by hand motorycle parts hidden in carton and tell best joke about cops. Route had ca 55km's , and guys spend a whole day on riding. On evening there was second part of drive-in cinema with biker movies , but before that we have choose best song sang on the one of checkpoints during the rally. Did You saw Dancing wiht the stars or other ?cool? TV-show? So , the voting has the same scheme... but much more fun factor (especialy when you see german-guy singing a song using polish words wich he don't understand ) !! The prize for the best singer won NUNO.
Saturday: Saturday's morning was rainy too. About 11 we could start the bikes and ran out! The plan for this day was to ride a whole gang together and discover the wildness. Only 120km's to do for a whole day it's not much, but remeber that previous day was hard for bikes too.. Many of them cracked down and we came back sth about 9 PM, totally tired but incredibly happy!
Sunday: Yep.. the sun has come! That was the best award for everyone! Dry tent , dry bikes , dry socks and sunny way back home!!