- Anyone else doing the King & Queen of the Hill (Scottish Open) Enduro
I do think that type of trail, albeit difficult has to be included though. Even in the POC. It’s not a beginners enduro. The EWS stages this year looked even more difficult/scary. And so they should be with pro racers in attendence.
I can only imagine that the EWS stages to be included this year would be the ones that used/adapted existing trails within GT would it not?
I think you’re thinking g of the Inners stages, quite different from the Glentress EWS stages.
Dan, are you not racing your Glory if you want full-bore DH action?Posted 5 years agotomcrow99Subscriber
I rode the EWS stages 2,3,and 4 on Sunday afternoon, certainly the section of 2 through the woods down to Deliverance and the final pitch of stage 3 to the ponds were quite steep, nothing like Jawburn though. It was actually the final section from the fort into Peebles which surprised me, very tight and slippy with one rock section which I might have ridden in the dry but in the soaking wet with an open face helmet it was a climb down!! Will definitely be running mud tyres in a couple of weeks time!Posted 5 years ago
What’s cool about the fort descent is that it’s not really difficult… But doing the whole thing at pace, that’s difficult, and all of a sudden even simple wee corners with roots in become a totally different matter as you try and get through them as fast as possible, while breathing out your arse 😆 Kind of the holy grail of enduro, that, for me- something that most competent riders can make a fist of but that rewards skill and stamina and p…sychology. The innerleithen mtb racing guys are traditionally good at that, it’s better than having stuff that gets a decent proportion of the field off their bikes
(like the SES nevis range round where I gather the entire womens’ field ran one section, frexample, it’s not cyclocross!)Posted 5 years ago
About the 20km markPosted 5 years ago
That pic is the new exit from Betty Blue, just as the last left that takes you to the exit along the fence. So some sort of Spooky\BB section, then that leads nicely into Brown Trout.
We did Zorro and Five Year Plan last night. Very wet and muddy. Can’t see either of them in the KOTH. new Ho-Chi-Min, ZoB and the Fort for sure I reckon.Posted 5 years agoCokeItUpAndWatchItSmokeMember
about 3 turns from the end of spooky there’s a trail that leads you down to the start of betty blue, there’s even an option to take you a little bit further into betty blue, that could lead you into the new exit above and into broon trout. from there it’s pretty easy transition over to double x and the bitch from the EWS course.
I don’t know but just guessing.
From the pond you could follow the ews route back to ho chi min.Posted 5 years ago
Trail closures for the weekendhttp://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress—Innerleithen
So going by this i think
Stage 1: Spooky Wood -> Betty Blue with new exit -> Broon troot
Stage 2: EWS stage 3
Stage 3: EWS stage 4
Then over to cademuir for last years KOTH last two stagesPosted 5 years agoDaveMember
Latest word from the Organisers…
Posted 5 years ago
Not giving much away are they. Couple of Cademuir stages, the Spooky/Betty/Trout one, one or maybe two more then finish with HCM -> Fort.
Would love them to chuck Zorro in!
Biggest question for me is four or five stages and what’s the time limit likely to be, 4hrs or 5hrs?Posted 5 years agoscoobmwMember
Noted that there are no closures of the Black at GT for next weekend.Posted 5 years ago
Which to me means the first three EWS stages from the second day of the EWS are not being used unless we’re only doing part-bits of them (if that’s possible without having piles of riders stacking up around the Black.
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