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  • chrismac
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    I’m intrigued as to why there was no seeding run for the ladies. I presume they are riding tomorrow as part of the show.

    stwhannah
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    That Matt Jones video was great! It’s made me feel so much better about myself!

    Seeing what a difference it makes having someone to follow to riding blind… seeing him get left for dust and then giving himself more and more of a talking to because he’s pulling up on stuff just because he can’t see what it is…getting tired because he’s having to drag his brakes…cursing himself some more…

    This is basically my life at press camps, where the guides lead out the train, all the male journos disappear following them, and then I get dropped somewhere and end up riding a blind enduro race on a new bike on new trails. Next time it happens I shan’t berate myself quite so much for being a failure!

    reeksy
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    I agree, that was a great watch. I’m enjoying the Gasto vlogs. He’s accomplished and relatively comfortable with riding the track… yet he’s also finding it hard work. Weirdly I really like the way you can hear his breathing as it shows how hard he’s working.

    fingerbang
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    Fwiw my ‘performance bantz’ comment was just after watching a bit of gasto vlog and he started rapping but I didn’t watch the whole thing. I really like brayton and met him on the caersws uplift 15-16 years ago and he was all mild mannered. And also watch BK a lot and it can get a bit wearying. But he’s a good guy. Sos. I retract my comments. I’m just jealous I’m not riding the track in tassie

    fingerbang
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    The race pace quali runs (on Kerr’s YT Channel) are something to behold

    frogstomp
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    @chrismac – I think only a couple of the women had hit the big jumps at the bottom by that point so couldn’t register full runs (see BK’s qualy vid at about 5:30 where the marshall is talking to BK and Tahnee about it).

    Looks a bit slick in places!

    FunkyDunc
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    Good to see the best mrb commentator team back on DH duty !

    It’s chalk and cheese to World Cup commentary

    crab
    Free Member

    Great to see Warner and Elliot again

    reeksy
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    Louise Ferguson – biggest balls award! Getting back up after two crashes and still hitting everything!

    frogstomp
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    That involuntary front-flip from Louise was crazy!

    stevenmenmuir
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    Is Remy Morton trolling everyone? It’s so easy you can do it on a BMX.

    nickc
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    Everyone looks relieved to get down…

    Stevet1
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    Really enjoying the commentary from Tahnee, loads of great insights.

    peter1979
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    What an incredible achievement from Gracie and Louise. Hopefully the women can do the same in Wales later this year.

    kimbers
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    ooff Goldstone out

    fingerbang
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    I can see the women racing Wales this year. We’ve seen some progression

    BK or Ronan dunne then!

    crab
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    Ronan the barbarian

    reeksy
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    Dunne deserved that!
    Smooth as.

    Love the St. Christopher too.

    crab
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    Hope Jackson’s ok. That was a hefty one😳

    stwhannah
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    Well, that was 100% worth getting up for while still digesting last night’s bottle of wine! I was already looking forward to watching the new Mondraker team this year, now even more so!

    halifaxpete
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    ooff Goldstone out

    Lucky he missed that tree, could’ve been nasty 😮

    lister
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    He appears to be made out of magic and rubber so gets away with crazy crashes.

    oldfart
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    Just great ! Racing , commentary, just shows what the WC is missing.@stwhannah
    You must be so made up that Gracey and Louise have broken through 👍I can’t believe how tiny Gracey is must make those gaps look 10 times bigger ! Any news on Jackson ? He certainly dodged a bullet there !
    Reminded me of the Cheddar Challenge way back when , my mate actually slammed into a tree at the bottom of Devils Drop , he’s built like a brick shithouse , I think the tree shuddered!😁
    He asked me what I thought he’d done wrong ? ”
    🤔 Hitting the tree came to mind ! 😁
    Can we start a campaign to get Warner back on the mic for the WCs ? 💪💪💪💪

    nickc
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    I really enjoyed it, great to see the women there, can’t help feeling that H-L Wales is still a bit of a step up from that though.

    reeksy
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    Mrs Reeksy just watched her first ever DH race in full…

    “Better than UCI, not as good as Darkfest” was the verdict.

    Lucky he missed that tree, could’ve been nasty 😮

    She was convinced he did hit a tree!

    Well, that was 100% worth getting up for while still digesting last night’s bottle of wine!

    Whereas I finally had the chance to eat dinner AND drink beer while watching mtb!!!

    And none of my mates who were there ruined it by telling me the result.

    Stevet1
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    Dunne put on a cracking run for sure and with that post race interview a shiny new helmet can’t be far off – Dream red bull rider lol! 4 before the race and 1 after I wouldn’t like to be sharing a room with him tonight.

    billabong987
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    Enjoyed it! I think we’re going to be in for a really good, tight, competitive season.

    The only downside is that now I really want to go to Tasmania, it looks epic

    sharkattack
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    Can we start a campaign to get Warner back on the mic for the WCs ?

    No. Start a campaign for more high quality none WC downhill races.

    Sidestep the UCI.

    kayak23
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    Those trophies are ridiculous 😂
    Who’s got shelves that big?

    kiwijohn
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    What an event. So many people on the mountain. Putting a bar in the container used for the drop was a brilliant idea. The videos really don’t do justice to how bloody big it was.
    Here’s Connor Fearon on his way to the hot seat.

    dropoff
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    That pic really puts it into perspective. Thought it was an awesome event.

    johnjn2000
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    I have been having a bit of a time getting excited about riding of late. Had a crash last Oct and only just ready to ride again, watching that yesterday has fired me up again, it was fantastic. As already said, highlight for me was Lou Fergusson getting up from those 2 crashes and still completing the run. My brain would have had me running for the closest airport and back on a plane to the safety of my couch in the UK after the first crash let alone the 2nd.

    wordnumb
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    Lou Fergusson getting up from those 2 crashes and still completing the run.

    Can’t remember whose youtube it was but she said she’d decided to stop after the second but a kid in the crowd asked if she was going to finish. Really impressive race. Hope Jackson’s okay, he seemed to slingshot around that tree just after Elliot told everyone how precise he’s riding.

    honourablegeorge
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    Jackson posted on IG. hit the tree with his leg, thinks he has a torn MCL

    chrismac
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    Let’s hope not. It works be a real shame of it spoilt his race season

    xora
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    Louise Ferguson – biggest balls award! Getting back up after two crashes and still hitting everything!

    Rumour is Danny Hart is sending her a spare hoody 😀

    chestercopperpot
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    I mean it was alright. Let’s face it though your average STW’er would piss it on an On One hardtail with carbon fork of dubious origin.

    alpin
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    Meh.

    reeksy
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    Hope Jackson’s okay, he seemed to slingshot around that tree just after Elliot told everyone how precise he’s riding.

    The timing from Elliot was so unfortunate 🤦🏻

    kiwijohn
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    Louise Ferguson = Absolute Legend.

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