well did the series last year and am at forest of dean in a couple of weeks (and aston one)
last year my 1st race was sport and 2nd was competitive and didnt really notice much difference in transition times!
so I wouldnt worry too much about that, you dont have to be super fit
have you ridden aston b4?
its not that big a venue so im guessing they will be sending us down (some/all?) of the DH runs and the xc too
so steep and short they will probably throw in a climb too? so steep and hard too!
best advice i can give is get to aston for the day and ride the xc loop and the dh runs, although im not 100% sure they will use 423 and black run as they are quite steep? but I hear the 1st round this year was very hard going so not entirely surePosted 4 years ago
Haven’t been to Aston before, but meaning to have a look and ride the DH.
Yeah, I’ve heard the Quantocks was really very difficult too.
So annoying, I would have loved to have done FoD as it is my local trail center, and I know the trails reasonably well, but oh well!
yeah, I’m guessing if they link up the DH runs, the uphills will probably be very steep indeed.Posted 4 years ago
I’m already ridiculously excited about my first Grav Enduro. It’ll be the Aston Hill Enduro1 race.
However, I have absolutely no idea what to expect – in terms of fitness especially, but also in terms of riding ability required.
What would you say is a benchmark in terms of both? (well known trails etc.)
I only ask, because for Aston they are omitting the Sport class, meaning I’ll be in the competitive class, and I really really really don’t want a DNF, which is possible given that it has much tighter timings!
Cheers!Posted 4 years agoTazSubscriber
I have done 3 of these now as well as the POC enduro at Tweedlove 2 weekends ago.
The POC event was more serious, better organised and much tougher physically. Technically it was no tougher in fact probably a bit easier, certainly than the Quantocks Enduro 1
The Enduro 1 events have all been very different between the 3 venues. However physically none of them have been over demanding. ie if you are reasonably fit and can do a 3 – 4 hour steady ride fitness will not be a problem even in Comp class.
The FoD last year was not overly challenging. A competent trail center red run type rider would have been fine
The Tidworth event was a real mix. Couple of XC type sections and a couple of short proper DH runs with big jumps & drops (all with chicken runs)
The Quantocks was very technically challenging. Weather did not help but pretty much everyone found stages 3 and 4 very, very tough technically
All of the events have been great fun and very laid back 🙂
Not sure that helps?Posted 4 years agoscottfitzMember
I like the Enduro1 races very easy to have some fun.
I have done a couple now.
2011 race at Caesars Camp, Aldershot. (in my team) 2nd place
2012 Tidworth (in kimbers team) 3rd
2012 Swinley (in my team) 1nd place
2013 FoD on 16th (in my team)
Just turn up, don’t take it to seriously and have some fun. See how you get on.
Kimbers you solo or stoned fish team?Posted 4 years ago
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