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  • DrP
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    Again, I must echo the round of thanks already given!

    I’ve ridden a few of these race formats, and despite the ‘volunteer’/’not for profit’ ethos of the whole thing, it appears to have been the best run and most fun endure I’ve done!

    The trails were absolutely cracking, and of a decent length too!
    According to my strava run, it seems the 4th section was circa ten minutes long! It can’t be?!

    Cracking weather, cracking vibe, and lots of smiles all round! It’s funny to think there were NO trails, just wood, a few months ago!

    Cheers again

    DrP – #20, in the sweaty, non-wicking Hawaiian shirt!

    scottfitz
    Member

    Cheers for all the comments guy. Really please everyone had a good time. 😀

    Loads of pic on big mac facebook page.

    Prize giving

    Stage 4 Race run

    Stage 1 race run

    Stage 1 practice

    timnwild
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    It was quality – I slid out and fell off loads of times, cursed my weak legs and swore at the top of my lungs, then wanted to do it again.

    Big thanks to you all for putting it on.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Love the photos.. I think I might actually pass a tenner that chap’s way! (Mainly because he had the courtesy to move from his position on the practice run after I told him he’d distracted me 🙂 )

    Premier Icon DezB
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    ps. are the times going up on the website?

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    Not only did I manage to fall off right in front of DrP and timnwild but it was caught on camera too, doh!

    superfli
    Member

    Awesome day, i’m pretty shattered now though-quiet day at work ahead me thinks:-)
    Great meeting a lot of faces and glad the trails held up so well, they were certainly challenging in the loose dry conditions:-)

    Dave no.17

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    still buzzing off yesterday (if a bit bruised in places)

    yup the not-for-profit collective put on a better effort than several other series

    socialism trumps the private sector once again!

    scottfitz
    Member

    m0rk – are you the bike painter fella i was chatting to while you were waiting for your wife to come down? if so well done on your 3rd place man! and her 1st place! impressive

    That was Alistair of fat creations. Nice guy and cool pain jobs.

    Posted 13 hours ago # Report-Postgp – Member
    It was fantastic, really enjoyable and I am completely broken… Will the results be online soon? I had to leave straight after….

    Result by Tuesday but that not my bit so i can’t make that happen any quicker 😉

    a near head on with a couple of Network Rail vans (!? – think they had a depot up the fireroad)

    They were accessing the railway for maintenance. Its really had to find out when they are working in the area. I spoke to them and when they can back we marshalled them though.

    clump – Member
    Well done Scott and all the Collective, top event.
    Same time next year?

    We are work on next year, so fingers cross.

    Thanks guys had a great time. Excellent routes and very well organised.

    Looking forward to the night time enduro Scott Are you going to hold me to that! 😯

    DezB – Member
    ps. are the times going up on the website?

    Yes and roots & rain

    scottfitz
    Member

    Oh and if anyone wants to ride a race report from rider point of view that would be great, will try and get it up on STW main page. Big mac said The collective can use his pic for stuff like that.

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    Just want to say a huge thanks to Scott and all the Collective for an amazing days biking, and impeccably organised.

    I’ve never done anything like that before but had a great time, everyone was really friendly and laid back – not like the shouty stress heads you get at xc races! Managed to crash twice – bottom of S4 in practice (but made it in the race!) and S3 I think on a loose corner. Very glad Pete from the Collective lent me his spare pads, but still a bit sore today!

    Can we do it again next weekend? 😉

    scottfitz
    Member

    Can we do it again next weekend?

    Yep your turn to run it. I will race 😀

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    i didnt come last!!

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    Woohoo 17th in fun! Happy with that!

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    40th out of 80 in sport, couldn’t be more mid-pack (I’m ignoring the DNF’s and DNS’s for mid-pack kudos).

    Reckon the Big Mac photos are better than the Roots and Rain ones, better priced too!

    Want to do another one now!

    Bang on! Thank god the results came out I couldn’t bear the tension!

    They seem good to me so hats off to the organisers is not often you get chilled fun event, good organisation and good timing.

    Looking at the results it is motivating me to get a turbo trainer! I was up there after stage 1 but couldn’t cope with the pedalling!

    We need more of these type of events. After being “retired” from dh racing for a while I can feel the racing bug returning.

    Also looking at roots and rain (amazing website) in five years of dh I actually raced for an hour and a half on Sunday I nearly did a third of that!

    nessiemac
    Member

    An awesome day from all the collective guys from yesterday. Hopefully be riding one next year instead of taking photographs of you all.

    Speaking of which all the photos from the race I took can be seen here

    BigMacPhotography

    And thanks for kind words davosaurusrex.

    Cheers

    Dave Mac

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    Bah! My usual mid-pack performance, just like the old XC days! Still if I hadn’t screwed up stage 2 I would’ve been high mid-pack instead of low mid-pack!

    DrP
    Member

    21st, happy with that 🙂

    The top lads were quick weren’t they!

    DrP

    scottfitz
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    DrP – Member
    21st, happy with that

    The top lads were quick weren’t they!

    DrP

    Saw you on stage 4 you looked smooth!!

    DrP
    Member

    Saw you on stage 4 you looked smooth just before you wiped out on the flat, non technical off camber section….!!

    FTFY!!

    Scott/QECP collective et all – The more I think about it, Sunday really was one of the best racing events I’ve been to in a long time! You really should be proud. The tracks were fantastic – catered for both novices and those who wanted to push themselves that bit more…. Nothing was ‘stupid big’, but was challenging enough (at speed, or if you chose the harder route) to be great fun and keep you on your toes!!
    Thanks again!

    DrP

    scottfitz
    Member

    there weren’t may people that didn’t have a off, it was super loose!!

    scottfitz
    Member

    Scott/QECP collective et all – The more I think about it, Sunday really was one of the best racing events I’ve been to in a long time! You really should be proud. The tracks were fantastic – catered for both novices and those who wanted to push themselves that bit more…. Nothing was ‘stupid big’, but was challenging enough (at speed, or if you chose the harder route) to be great fun and keep you on your toes!!
    Thanks again!

    DrP

    Feel free to write that in an email to me so i can forward it to the park manager, if we keep him happy we can have more events like this one. 8)

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    What’s the crack with the trails you built, are they to remain open or were they just for the race? Be well worth another trip up there

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    how did the guy on the fatbike do?

    DrP
    Member

    Possibly less bike damage than you…

    🙂

    DrP

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    needs a tweak with a spoke key.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Why is his wheel doing that?

    I think this is me

    The red thing on the left is a GoPro held by Rob… I need to see that footage!

    dantsw13
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    I couldnt make the start, but my place went to one of the lads in my village mtb group. He won the U18, and came 37th overall including Pro!! 3 years ago he stated riding with us on his mums Raleigh, and I could beat him up and down anything. Now I eat his dust!!

    DrP
    Member

    I like his style of womping…..

    DrP

    dantsw13
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    DrP – that looks like one of those SloMo photos of a tennis racquet hitting a ball!! Maybe wheels always twang like that when they hit something 💡

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    I think this is me

    *retracts kudos on strava*

    😉

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I like his style of womping.

    See, that’s the chap who was sitting on my line! Would’ve made it otherwise…

    DrP
    Member

    That’s on page 43 of this isn’t it Dez..??

    DrP

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    Well if we’re posting pics of falling off like a div;

    scottfitz
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    The red thing on the left is a GoPro[b]Nilox Foolish[/b] held by Rob… I need to see that footage!

    He also has footage of you going straight and missing the corner on stage 2 (start of the gully bit) 😉

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