Gisburn Enduro – anyone going on here?
Any one going? Are you looking forward to it? The facebook page is pretty comprehensive really but I’d thought I’d moot the point on here? Stage 2 looks like some right pedalling, wonder where the other 3 stages are gonna be, guess they can’t miss out Hully Gully.Posted 4 years agophilbert31Member
Just emailed the organiser to see if there are any spaces left, if so I think I’ll sign up, I did the ard rock a couple of months ago and loved it so I’m well up for this! I’ve not been on the bike for a month due to working away so it’ll definitely just be for a laugh!Posted 4 years ago
There’re three stages in total, not three plus stage 2 (with the natural bits). Stage 2 is gonna be a killer, the first section is just as fast as you dare (and can pedal!), then it drops briefly into the woods for a bit of slithery fun, then back onto the trailcentre for some lungs-out-of-mouth pedalling and a couple of fun drops.
Not sure what the other stages are yet, but I’m looking forward to finding out – if I were planning it I’d have Home Baked and Hully Gully, but we’ll see…
Full lap is just under 9 miles I think. Should be cracking, will be very nice if it stays dry and warm!
**edit** Look out for the creaky Hemlock with pink bars with its rider wheezing up the hills and feel free to say hello 😀Posted 4 years ago
I believe there’s an official practice lap on Sunday morning, but the trail centre will be open as usual on Saturday, so you’ll be able to ride round it though not really at race pace ‘cos there’ll be lots of folk on there. Stage 2 is there now and open as far as I know if you want to have a play on that.Posted 4 years ago
To be honest, I’m looking forward to it but in retrospect, I’m disappointed they’ve released the stages early as anyone local can go round and practice before the event or official practice day. Seeing strava times posted on the facebook page sort of ruins the point of an enduro for me, as does failing to do more off-piste stuff that no one has ridden before. A regular there has an advantage already, enduro is supposed to be a level playing field, you turn up, practice (but not always) and ride and I feel like I’m going into this now with one arm tied around my back. So I’m just going to enjoy myself, to hell with the times!
I’ll be the grumpy looking one chewing on sour grapes on the day riding a cube, say hello if you dare!!Posted 4 years ago
Yeah, I know what you mean, but unless they cut all new trails for the race and don’t tell anyone the locals will always have an advantage, especially at a trail centre. I’m expecting to be doing my usual tickling of the lower ranks, fighting hard for third from last in class…Posted 4 years ago
Hats off to the organisers, it was well run and fun. The weather was a bonus for this time of the year as well. The stages were good fun, a good mix and the crowd was great as well on stage 3 (made the extra effort at that point!).
Any ideas of when the times will be put up and anyone know of the photographers’ websites?Posted 4 years ago
First time enduro for me so can’t compare to others but I thought it was a cracking event. Well run and organised with a great atmosphere and fantastic weather. All the competitors seemed to enjoy it so in my eyes a great success. Come 25th out of 280 and 7th in masters (101) Alright the last bit is shamelessly willy waving on my part but hey, nobody’s going to do it for me 😀Posted 4 years agoxiphonMember
For those who raced, I was the one at the timing tent attaching the dibber chip to your wrist and asking you to test it…
From the other side of the race (the organising end!) it ran smoothly – only a handful of people didn’t ‘dab in’ their stage start or finish times, but this was easily rectified (apart from one).
In total we had 250 (252 I think) signed-on racers, and I think two DNS (one injury, one cracked bike)
EDIT: For those asking about photos (and soon results – please be patient, it might take a few days), check ->Posted 4 years ago
Andy, I was the guy in the van parked up next to you. That’s some impressive times you got, I had a nightmare on stage 2 but enjoyed it all.
Sorry for the dog pestering you, the trouble is he sees a mtb’er and just wants to be friends 😀 Didn’t get to say good bye to you, when I got back to the car you’d already gone.Posted 4 years ago
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