qecp enduro timing questions
The marshals will sort it out, we will call your number at the start of each stage. The field should be pretty spread out and I very much doubt there will be 150 riders at the start of a stage other than when we kick things off at the race village.
The one thing I would say is bring plenty of water; looks like a hot one and there is no tap on site.Posted 3 years ago
I number 173.
You don’t have to be super accurate. Once you’ve finished each run, you just trundle your way to the top (probably with the other riders who started 30secs either side of you (and their mates if they’ve all waited for each other)) and get there around 10 mins before your next start time. So you just sit around for a while, then join the queue as the numbers before you start off.Posted 3 years ago
I was so damn stressed out before the last one, but there’s no need. Tis all good fun (unless you crash out!)
I’m doing my 1st enduro this weekend at qecp & am worrying about how the timing works, amongst other things!
It appears there is a set start time per section, so obviously I have to be at the start for this time, so do I need to ensure my watch is super accurate? Or is there a big clock by the start that everyone uses?
I gather that the start time is fixed, so if you get there late, then thats extra time added to your section time?
I guess my concern is that there will be 150 people milling around at the start of each section trying to get into the correct order to ensure they all start at their allocated times.
Am I overthinking all this & worrying over nothing?Posted 3 years ago
79 here. Last year there were a lot of riders at the top of the transition but I think they have tightened up the timing this time.
Yep to reduced the numbers of rides waiting at the start. Last year transition was 40mins now its 38mins. You should still have a small rest at the top/starts before you have to do your times stage.Posted 3 years ago
anither top event even if i did spend an hour by the trailside trying to sort out my drivetrain
organisation was top notch angain qecp guys well done
great racing, good length of stages some interesting features- a nice crash for me on stage 4 on that rooty off camber bit, a great atmos a;l round
and once again brilliant weather!!!!!!!! 🙂Posted 3 years agophil40Subscriber
I think that crash may well end up on the video of the event. I was marshalling at the rooty section of stage four, and I was quite surprised there were only two big offs there, and even then the riders were up and away in seconds……….I was tempted to chuck some water on the roots to make it more ……’interesting’ 😈
I learnt lots watching the fast riders tackle that section!Posted 3 years ago
Some good pics up on FacebookPosted 3 years agoRorschachMember
Did Rd 2 of the Red Kite (Empire Cycles) Enduro this weekend.Some stunning trails,tight racing and a great atmosphere.Being in the middle of nowhere probably did’nt help the numbers but I’m now on a mission to spread the word.Posted 3 years ago
And FREE BEER!!…Once more FREE BEER.Form a queue.
results are up, not my best performance!Posted 3 years agojoefmMember
I think that crash may well end up on the video of the event. I was marshalling at the rooty section of stage four, and I was quite surprised there were only two big offs there, and even then the riders were up and away in seconds……….I was tempted to chuck some water on the roots to make it more ……’interesting’
I learnt lots watching the fast riders tackle that section!
I went over the bars on my practice run at the end of those roots. Found there was a tree where i wanted to turn. Had a look from then and got it nailed, low in high out. Then binned it on a part of Stage 1 that Id looked at after taking a highline and washing out. only a second off so not too unhappy
Good event everyone, well run and a nice transition. Bit more climbing and flat in the stages than last year but some more tech stuff too
Perhaps more stages and less flat stuff and climbing?Posted 3 years ago
More photos on BigMac’s Facebook. I bought his last year as they were so good. https://www.facebook.com/bigmacphotography/photos_streamPosted 3 years ago
I think he was the fella at the steep rooty stage this year – put me right off he did 😉
More photos on BigMac’s Facebook. I bought his last year as they were so good. https://www.facebook.com/bigmacphotography/photos_stream
I think he was the fella at the steep rooty stage this year – put me right off he did
@chiefgrooveguru – you appear to have been practising your bestest enduro elbows and look of steely determination in those photos! And for my sins I appear to be doing the hokey-cokey down the off camber bit at the end!
Awesome job Scott and all the QECP boys and volunteers on the day, that’s 3 out of 3 mint events now. Unbelievable weather yet again too!
Were the stages a bit shorter this year Scott? My time this year would have won pro last year so I’m guessing they must have been, especially as despite my no practice policy I ended up decidedly mid-pack, as usual….Posted 3 years ago
Some race reports:Posted 3 years ago
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