A French rider arrived at Dirt Quake, perhaps late-40s but with the physique of a gymnast. He took everything in on Friday night, then reappeared on Saturday in a huge overcoat, pink furry legwarmers and riding a brand new Yamaha SR400.
Anyway, he rode like a demon, rodeoing round, playing with some very good riders, and won his class - Inappropriate Road Bike - in style. This is how he arrived for the podium (photo: Dael Poulter)
During the day it clicked, Serge Nuques is the racer I'd seen in loads of French magazines, racing an R1, dressed as a knight.
When I arrived home, I went searching for photos. These are just some I found, plus the video. Dimitri Coste knew of him and said he arrives at prestigious Enduro events on old DT175s and smokes everyone. Anyway, he had a lot of fun and we loved having him there.
'In France, I am the only one who dresses like thees,' he explained to me. 'Ere, lots of people dress like this. It ees fantastique!'
Below is Serge riding on ice. NOTE: 258km is exactly 160mph.