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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    Who else is going?

    looking like a big one 7? Stages

    & It’s gonna be hot!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Yep. Hoping the weather holds.

    Hob Nob
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    Yep, looking forward to it.

    Although currently in Morzine and have a cracked frame, so what could possibly go wrong?!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    No idea how it’s going to go. Did last year with a busted shoulder and broke my finger in practice. Results showed it.

    Not carrying any injuries this year but barely ridden my bike.

    Be good if they’ve got permission to go into hopcott this year.

    Premier Icon leegee
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    First time on Exmoor for me, looking forward to it.

    How do the stages compare to the other venues? I’m expecting steeper and more tech than Pippingford, but is it likely to be rocky?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    based on last year, not very rocky

    Pretty steep, loose and loamy in places and flat out woodsy singletrack in others.

    theres plenty of rocky stuff on exmoor, just not in the venue unless they’ve found some other bits to race on.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Steep & loamy last year

    Gonna be mint, but I’m seriously worried about the heat, did 2 hrs this morning before it got too hot & it was sweaty as ….

    DrP
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    DrP and the sarf coast massif’ will be there!!!

    It looks like three world and his brother are all in hardtail category!!

    I saw your name on the list kimbers… Will swing by and say hi!!!

    DrP

    Stupid.is
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    I will be there trying not to be cooked alive or eaten by the course. I kinda feel sorry anyone who will be hitting trails later on down the other as the trail is going to get pretty blown.

    Burchy1
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    Stupid.is they’re pretty blown already! A bit of a shame the first race to use Quadzilla didnt tape the switchbacks and it got a straightline blown through the middle of them, it was such a nice bit of trail that.

    If it stays dry then it’ll be very dusty, i had a shorty up front last week and it was perfect in the thick dust.

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    I’ll be there, except, it clashes with the World Cup final…

    so, it sort of depends how Wednesday goes.

    superfli
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    I’ll be there, although also dependent on wc final.

    Premier Icon johnny
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    I’m in. The email from Scott mentioned that they are working on a way to show the football- and much as i’d like to see it, should we have a national interest in the game, loamy steepness, racing and camping take priority!?

    Premier Icon orena45
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    I’ll be there but due to a family commitment, I’m doing the Lite enduro instead of the full fat one. And I can’t get there til Sunday morning so will be riding it blind…as enduros should be 😉

    Hopefully see ya there Kimbers 👍

    Premier Icon leegee
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    Saw the email today, no showers. How far is it to the sea to take a dip?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    10 min drive, but it’s the Bristol Channel so you won’t get any cleaner…

    DrP
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    I’m taking some Jerry cans and my worx hydroshot… That’s my shower sorted!!

    DrP

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    got some of the long range forecasts showing the weather breaking by the weekend…

    Premier Icon Bigmantrials
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    I was book into the Lite version, however a week after booking it we found out that MrsBigman was pregnant with a due date of the 17th, pretty certain she isn’t keen on me being over 3hrs away on my bike!

    So if it is still possible to change enterants and someone wants an entry into the Lite enduro on sunday give me a shout.

    MarkBrewer
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    I had to go to Minehead after work yesterday so took the bike and did my annual ride there to remind myself it’s not as good as the Quantocks.

    The trails are properly dry and dusty, and then there was the flies!!! I wish I’d taken a picture as on the climbs or whenever you stopped all 3 of us had a perfect halo made of flies around our heads.

    Some of the trails could do with a few riders down them to knock all the ferns out of the way!

    scottfitz
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    I can confirm the tracks are unbelievably loose, something like a shorty is a good shout. Hopefully the worst of it will get cleared off the tracks with lots of rider.

    There will be at least 1 place to watch the football on site Sunday afternoon.

    To late for entry swaps BTW.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    good job I’ve ridden so little since winter I’ve still got a shorty on…

    Hob Nob
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    Currently I have a box of bits, with a frame somewhere between the Netherlands, Trek UK & the shop I ride for. If it turns up on Thursday, I will try and build it in the evening & inbetween ‘working’ from home on Friday & going to a wedding.

    Worst case, I’ll be on a borrowed bike. Either that, or I can run down the tracks, right?

    Tyre choice is the least of my worries this weekend it would seem!

    scottfitz
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    I find it had to believe you don’t have 2 bikes, you need a fun(non carbon) hardtail.

    Hob Nob
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    I do have a HT, but it is also missing some bits currently!

    Basically, i’m not winning, when it comes to bikes right now…

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Hob-Nob.

    You can use a T-130 if you want mate. You’ll have to come to Berks to get it though.

    Hob Nob
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    @weeksy – Thank you for the offer, I’ve got a borrowed bike from the shop worst case, and i’d be far to worried about breaking something on someone elses bike!

    I’m still hoping to have something built in the nick of time…

    superfli
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    Well my decision on going and racing or not has become a lot simpler!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Missing practice for the losers final? 😉

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Yay superfi, when you arriving, what you doing for food etc?

    I’ll be taking my mini BBQ

    superfli
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    Screw the losers final lol!

    I was planning on taking some bbq food and crash in on someone’s bbq… 🙂 I’m going light, was just going to take a kettle, burner and coffee. I’m not sure what time I’ll get there, got kid arrangements to sort out, will txt you.

    Premier Icon leegee
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    It’d be nice to watch the DH world cup Saturday afternoon, Practice can wait for a bit.

    DrP
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    Superfli/ Kimbers….

    We’re coming up from Sussex with a couple of BBQs and such… keep an eye out for our huge green tent, a truck on stilts, and a really distinct grey Octavia….!

    DrP

    Stupid.is
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    So who likes steep and tight then?

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlIFR4NA84q/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    How the hell do you embedded something in this thing?!?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Southern Enduro champ – stage 2 A and B lines – take notes 👍

    A post shared by SouthernEnduro (@southernenduro) on

    thats where i broke my finger on saturday morning last year…

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    and that corner is way steeper than it looks there.

    Stupid.is
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    I look forward to a face first landing then!

    canopy
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    I had to go to Minehead after work yesterday so took the bike and did my annual ride there to remind myself it’s not as good as the Quantocks.

    The trails are properly dry and dusty, and then there was the flies!!! I wish I’d taken a picture as on the climbs or whenever you stopped all 3 of us had a perfect halo made of flies around our heads.

    Some of the trails could do with a few riders down them to knock all the ferns out of the way!
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    I had to go to Minehead after work yesterday so took the bike and did my annual ride there to remind myself it’s not as good as the Quantocks.

    The trails are properly dry and dusty, and then there was the flies!!! I wish I’d taken a picture as on the climbs or whenever you stopped all 3 of us had a perfect halo made of flies around our heads.

    Some of the trails could do with a few riders down them to knock all the ferns out of the way!

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    since had the littleun almost a year ago not made it back up to hopcott/dunster wood whatever people call it. agree quantocks better, but some nice quantocks trails – like the seven wells wood one are also a fight through ferns (this sat just gone).. fwiw the small pocket of trails at rowberrow beat the hopcott lot too..

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    So what’s the deal with seeding. Does that just determine the time you set off in the morning, or do we have a defined starting order/time at each stage?

    mark90
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     fwiw the small pocket of trails at rowberrow beat the hopcott lot too..

    I’m struggling to see what Rowberrow has that’s better than the trails in/around Hopcott. But then I prefer Hopcott over Quantocks too. All good riding though.

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