Parc Ferme is a hive of activity at the Taupo Motorsport Park as riders from 31 nations around the globe have converged for the 81st running of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) next week.
The past few days riders and their support crews have been busy unloading and assembling their enduro bikes from crates and containers ready for the Maxxis ISDE, which kicks off at 7.00 am on Tuesday, November 14.
Most of the 620 competing riders have traveled halfway around the world to ride in New Zealand and they are raring to go. Motocross great Joel Smets is just one of them.
Smets has been waiting 20 years to ride in New Zealand. "Okay, for the six days to be in NZ, I can't be in a better place," Smets said