Ae This weekend
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!!Posted 2 years ago
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 😆
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 😀
As for tyres, speak to Callum @ the bike shop 💡Posted 2 years ago
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 😆 (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.Posted 2 years ago
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!Posted 2 years agoDougalSubscriber
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.Posted 2 years ago
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.Posted 2 years ago
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 worsePosted 2 years ago
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?Posted 2 years ago
Does anyone mind general heckling?
It’s highly encouraged!
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All round good event I thought. Enjoyed it all apart from a painful S1 off.Posted 2 years ago
Just got better after that 🙂
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.
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