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  • jemima
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    I am making up the numbers πŸ™‚
    Car almost packed. Weather looks fine. Happy days.
    Keep up the banter – its all guid.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    You going down tonight Sarah? (and you Tom) I’m heading down in the van and setting up camp.

    jemima
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    WHAT? My cover of a ridiculous user name has been blown???

    Yes Bob – I am heading off shortly (4hr drive) and getting the tent set up in the (hopefully not swamp-like) field… see you there πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon sazter
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    Who’s racing, who’s pedalling? I will be marshalling again, turning into a regular gig! Will try and give good banter but am rubbish at it, if I get a good spot will try and take photos but seem to be start marshall a lot!

    Anyway, good luck to all who are riding and have fun, it’s all just bikes!!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Had some retina lazor surgery this week so I’ll be experimenting with depth-perception-free racing. It’s the latest thing, your old eyes aren’t #enduro specific enough.

    Premier Icon sazter
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    Bob, I am not going tonight, am riding Mabie tomorrow and vanlife-ing it sat night only. πŸ˜€ Let me know where you set up camp and I will stalk you!

    GOOD LUCK!!

    Allez, Allez, Allllllleeeezzzzzz!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon rickon
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    I’ll be there πŸ™‚

    Was gonna be riding the new bling carbon wheels, but a last minute lack of radial trueness has decided its back to the Flow Exs.

    Gonna be an awesome weekend.

    edward2000
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    I’ll be there racing! Not sure if to go with a minion or a shorty, weather seems pretty dry at the moment!

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    Even if it does turn wet Liam from the shop will tow you in/out of the camping field in his grand fathers trusty Fergusson as he did for the BDS last weekend πŸ˜†
    Liam’s brother Callum is racing, won his class on first round. His wee bro Fraser is just home from DH racing in Lourdes with the SPS team πŸ˜€

    As for tyres, speak to Callum @ the bike shop πŸ’‘

    pottsathome
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    Trails are all dusty dry and looking well should be a good weekend of new trails built for this race and some other bits and bobs

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    Mr Potts ^^^^^^^is one of the local Trailfairies πŸ˜‰
    You having a go Pottsy?
    Or pit bitch for team APDL?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    That was a grand weekend. Wasn’t too sure about the all-trailcentre stage but the others were mint. If you had a hand in the digging pottsathome, cheers!

    edward2000
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    Stages 1,4 and 5 were really good fun!

    pottsathome
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    I imagine the granny green one was put in for the lads and lasses that are quick on the pedals. The rest was fairly dh orientated.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The more natural section off the omega man is fantastic, really seems to have ridden in well. All the way down granny green luv I was waiting for a load of tape and we’d suddenly turn off the trailcentre into some sort of slippery death spiral πŸ˜† (and the wee uphill at the end was mean)

    But it all has its place- I thought last year’s trailcentry stage (coming down the red climb, with the offpiste slippery bits) worked better even though I always slag that ride-down-a-climb thing but it’s variety isn’t it.

    Always something to criticise but I thought it was ace. Oh! The one thing that did annoy me, was being told at the bottom of stage 4 that stage 5 was definitely still closing at 3:30, and beasting up the hill only to find they kept it open for ages. Correct decision without a doubt but bad comms. But pretty trivial.

    Premier Icon sazter
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    Brill weekend, rode Mabie for the first time on Sat and stood at the start of stage 4 on sunday giving bad chat. Sorry to the guys I heckled to “PEDAL!!!!” hehe. Walking the track at the end I thought I can probably ride this stuff, so hope to go back soon and try it myself!

    Premier Icon Dougal
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    I imagine the granny green one was put in for the lads and lasses that are quick on the pedals. The rest was fairly dh orientated.

    Put in because otherwise the event would be a ride-up DH race, not an enduro. If it’s any consolation, the folks smoking the DH stages are also the folks smoking this stage. Fitness is of benefit in every stage.

    legend
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    How long was the course? Strava’s telling me it was a 28miler? Big ol’ day out if that is the case!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    25.1 miles according to my phone. Including 10000 miles of uplift road.

    I liked the transitions though… I mean, the descending comes first but quite often transitions make as much sense to push as to ride, Ae was a better lap than most imo.

    glasgowdan
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    I think you’re in Bathro’s video edit of stage 4 Sarah

    Premier Icon sazter
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    Will need to check it out Dan, probably talking mince as per!

    glasgowdan
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPWwWZD12xo[/video]

    Premier Icon sazter
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    I was frozen, it shows! haha, “Smash it” could not be less enthusiastic! Must try harder.

    jemima
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    Kudos to Ben Cathro for putting his helmet cam footage up – its like free Sick Skills coaching: “ah – so that’s the line”…

    Satzer – your chat was good and excellent idea to ask people if their lock-outs are unlocked. It was a chilly spot you had there πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Interesting to see Cathro doesn’t do the jump/ drop down to the fireroad

    Was a brilliant weekend. I had an off on stage 1 that cost me dearly as I had to disentangle undergrowth from my wheels then I struggled to get my head back into it. Went a bit too cautious on the end of stage 2 after puncturing on Saturday (as did many). Everything else was pretty good though. Still buzzing today.

    jemima
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    Interesting to see Cathro doesn’t do the jump/ drop down to the fireroad

    Yer – where I don’t want to be seen as a total scaredy-cat and do the drop Cathro doesn’t need this reassurance so keeps the wheels down as that’s all pedaling time.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Yer – where I don’t want to be seen as a total scaredy-cat and do the drop Cathro doesn’t need this reassurance so keeps the wheels down as that’s all pedaling time.

    He also told me he crashed four times on S1 whereas I only crashed once, ergo

    Me > Cathro…

    jemima
    Member

    Oh, and sazter, if you are looking for an increase in variety of encouraging shouts I quite enjoy either
    “give it socks” or
    “give it beans” or
    “give it welly”

    πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Oh, and sazter, if you are looking for an increase in variety of encouraging shouts I quite enjoy either
    “give it socks” or
    “give it beans” or
    “give it welly”

    “Send it ya fanny”
    “Pin it ya fairy”

    are personal favourites

    edward2000
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    http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2015/ScottishEnduroRound2/index.html#Elite_Male

    The times are up.

    I was hoping to finish top 50% but my chain came off a total of 4 times on stages 2 and 3 which didn’t help.

    Aching today though, agree about the fireroad climb comment above, it could have been a lot worse

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    It was a tough race to set the bike up for. Really varied terrain. Super soft tyres would crush you on the long transition and the really rocky stuff but harder tyres made the steeper natural stuff trickier. A really good all round test of fitness and skill.

    Premier Icon sazter
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    Ok, will try and work on variations on:

    “Give it …….”
    “Send it ya ……..”
    “Pin it ya …… “

    Does anyone mind general heckling? I was frowned upon for yelling “PEDAL” at someone, by others who were waiting, but he had been heckling his mate, so fair game… So, heckling and general abuse welcome or stick to people I know?

    glasgowdan
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    My fave trailside heckle is “OU EST LA BIBLIOTECH!”. Whatever you shout is fine as long as you do it with confidence, complete conviction

    Premier Icon sazter
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    Where is the library? Flight of the concords?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    sazter – Member

    Does anyone mind general heckling?

    There were some really good hecklers halway down stage 5, I was kind of limping down after a crash and they cheered me through like I was Danny Hart at Champery πŸ˜† Class. Can’t really see why anyone’d mind?

    glasgowdan
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    Nah, I heard it trackside at Ft Bill one year as French riders went past and some lads were shouting that at every one of them!

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    All round good event I thought. Enjoyed it all apart from a painful S1 off.
    Just got better after that πŸ™‚
    Great weekend, organisation was grand, trails great, top chat with everyone.
    Cannae beat it.
    Remaining very much bottom half but getting close to 50% …. maybe one day …
    Jings there’s a lot of fast people out there.

    pottsathome
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    It’s nice to hear people enjoying ae. Always been the forgotten stane but it’s really not like that anymore with the shop and cafe being in the right hands and the natural trails blossoming

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