Alpine Winter Series 2012 – Innerleithen
Despite being in a strop all last night (see broken dropper thread) I had a great time today! Still not sure I got the point in the top half of stage 2 but other than that every thing was good.Posted 6 years ago
Now trying to justify buying a mince-tank, my little Anthem was getting a bit twitchy at times today!rugbydickSubscriber
The top half of stage 2 was horrible.
Great work again from the organizers, overall 3 good stages (last stage particularly).
A nice little shake down for the Carbine as well,, although I probably should have at least set the sag before I got to the top…
Bring on the day/night in February.Posted 6 years ago
Still not sure I got the point in the top half of stage 2
Stage 2 was the Classic, right? Top of the DH trails, through a narrow swamp, then down to the fireroad, into the red and black then down a steep swamp? When the section just above the fireroad is riding well, it’s fantastic but when it’s not it’s just horrible. First bit is always horrible. But, it does make it a long and very hard work stage, adds a bit of extra frisson to the final section when you can’t really breathe or see 🙂Posted 6 years agomunrobikerMember
I’ll be coming up and doing it on my 5. Did it last year on an Ellsworth Moment- some of it’s on the old DH tracks so a 6″ bike is the way to go, or a big ol’ hardtail.
Half the price of the Fetish series- what on earth are the Gravity Enduro guys thinking when you can do the same thing for half the price with Inners?Posted 6 years agoFortunateson09Member
Brilliant event as usual. I was on track for a pretty decent finish but put paid to it with a puncture at the top of stage three. Still great fun though.
I did the Eastridge round of Gravity enduro, and it was great but £60 entry is a piss take when the Inners ones cost half that…Posted 6 years ago
munrobiker – Member
what on earth are the Gravity Enduro guys thinking when you can do the same thing for half the price with Inners?
There’s a few differences, the Gravity Enduro is a more complex event, they do full seeding etc which means having crew and marshalls on site for 2 days. I think they do marshalled practice as well?
(having said that, I don’t see that the Innerleithen MTB Racing events suffer at all for the simpler format; the 2-day thing at Gravity Enduro is what stopped me from doing half the races last year, not convinced it’s neccesary or even useful but it does make everything more time consuming and expensive)Posted 6 years ago
Cheers Helen. Not best pleased- don’t mind smashing myself up on mountain bikes but it’s not the same when commuting… Ah well.
oooooh folks, there’s a writeup on Descentworld but it’s set every antivirus alarm I have ringing, looks like they might have a wee trojan problem so careful (might just be coincidence but another feller on Trailscotland ran into it too)Posted 6 years ago
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