Anyone else doing the King & Queen of the Hill (Scottish Open) Enduro
For the before, in between and after ride pint why not check out the beer festival on in town.Posted 3 years ago
Weather looking perfect for race day, cooling with no wind. Not so much for practice tomorrow
Weather looks grand to me (minus freezing myself in the middle of the night) http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Glentress_Forest/Posted 3 years ago
Good to see that trail etiquette is totally out of the window at this event! Folk pushing up the trail, folk standing in the trail, bikes left in the trail, groups of riders blocking the way onto fireroads – and none of them making a half decent effort to get out of the way. ****. Definitely worse than I’ve seen at any other race
Course is ok. steep Tweed by numbers, and GT by numbers. Was mostly surprised by how bloomin dark it was on Brown Trout!Posted 3 years agodmortsSubscriber
Stage 3 is my favourite, a bit of everything.
The start of stage 1 is a great wake up call. I’d stopped where it meets the fire road (well out the way before you ask), the comments I heard ranged from “it’s nearly unrideable!” to “that’s brilliant!”. My impression probably sat in between those. I’d definitely like to see someone who’s pretty fast doing it to see their technique.Posted 3 years agomoonsaballoonMember
Was quite pleased with my 1 and 2 then 3 was going ok then i cramped up on broon trout and made a right mess of it ! loved 4 but that little climb in the middle was tougher than normal . All in all a great weekend although in hindsight I probably did to much on sat , and apologies to anyone who had to overtake me !Posted 3 years agoks562Member
Absolutely wicked day, thanks to all those who organised it. Pleased I manages to ride the whole lot yesterday as a mechanical at the top of stage 1 put me out of the Cadmuir stages. Alpine Bikes were stars and sorted me out so I could slide my way down Broon Trout on 3 and blast out 4. Someone has to come last eh?! Met some very friendly riders too 😀Posted 3 years ago
Diane – Member
Argghh Legend – I tried to call you back but you’d gone down the trail – guessing you couldn’t fix the chain then?
Haha! Ah well! Reverted to DH mode and just thought about getting the bike rideable and smashing on! Finally got your message at the bottom, possibly a little late by then 🙂
Fixed it at the bottom of the stage, was interesting having to paddle through the flat sections, then get off and run up the hill and along the flat bit to the finish!Posted 3 years ago
Utterly phenomenal weekend all round really. Would’ve liked to have been higher up the leaderboard, I reckon I was going faster than I ever have before at some points, but ultimately lost too much time on the brown trout and the similar stuff in cademuir, and the pedally bits in stages 3 & 4. Loved every minute of it tho…
Who were the official photographers?Posted 3 years ago
Yep I enjoyed that though I did find getting caught behind folk quite frustrating. I was riding broon troot better than ever and ended up losing 10 sec or so behind someone but still got a big strava pr 🙂 The trails were straight forward, fast and flowy. Nothing I felt was steep or very technical but it was all good fun and pretty damn dry/grippy.
I’ll probably enter again!Posted 3 years agoscoobmwSubscriber
Great day out. Comedy falls on first half of Stage 1 (wake up, dummy) I thought might ruin any attempt at comparison with last years efforts, but quickly replaced by some real fun on the rest of Cademuir and GT was a blast.
Need to eat more carrots … the transition to the dark of Betty Blue and Broon Troot was ‘entertaining’.
Cracking event, well organised as ever, how they’ve booked the weather this year has been amazing too.
Thanks to all the marshals and organisers if they’re on this forum.Posted 3 years agomcj78Member
I was down at Glentress yesterday & could have sworn I seen someone (with a race number) whose bike appeared to be held together by the shock linkage as the top tube & part of the seat tube appeared to have snapped clean off 😯 anyone any ideas?
I had stopped near the red route detour round spooky woods & saw someone cycling towards me with a seat post & saddle hanging out of their backpack, thought it was maybe a bent post but when they went past I could have sworn the top tube was flapping in the breeze… normally I would have put it down to hallucinations but my mate swore he seen it too – curious how long it was rideable like this & if any balls were torn off if/when it went.Posted 3 years agogeecoMember
I was down at Glentress yesterday and could have sworn I seen someone (with a race number) whose bike appeared to be held together by the shock linkage as the top tube and part of the seat tube appeared to have snapped clean off anyone any ideas?
Yes I passed him on the transition between 3 and 4 – he had snapped the top tube cleanly about 4 inches back from the headset, I assume on Stage 3. He took the seat post and saddle off and continued on. He boosted up the climb pretty fast and I heard he wasn’t hanging about on Stage 4 either! Much respect to him!Posted 3 years ago
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