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  • Southern Enduro Champs Exmoor
  • Hob Nob
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    Seeding is just to determine start order for race day, so you end up around people the same speed.

    You shouldn’t need to overtake mid stage.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    I figured that was probably but I remember the enduro1 races where you had a defined start time for each stage and penalties if you were there late. It sucked.

    Stupid.is
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    Okay so I’m getting excited now. The sun is shining and the forecast set to fair. I’m not sure how I will cope…..

    MarkBrewer
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    Did I see somewhere there was a kids track?

    I’ve got to entertain my daughter all day tomorrow so might come down for a burger and do a bit of watching as it’s not far away.

    Keep an eye out for ticks, I pulled 4 off me after Mondays ride there.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Back home, bit scorched round the edges and my big toe is going a funny colour thanks to stage 2. Results weren’t great but good weekend anyway.

    More portaloos next time, McDonald’s got a lot of visits on Sunday morning…

    Premier Icon leegee
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    Had a good weekend, They were all pretty steep but St2 was a bit too steep for me.

    I thought having seeding on Saturday evening was a really good bit of planning, it created a great atmosphere with everyone watching the wipe outs on the final corner.

    Liked the nice little trail on the way to St3, a chance to get some confidence back after St2.

    Downsides. Toilets were shocking by Saturday evening, was that awful music Saturday night coming from the tent in the race village or from someone camping?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Yeah was great fun, but yeah, toilets were looking grim!

    reggae band on saturday night were great, drum n bass dj afterwards was a bit 90s ! 🙂

    was excellent stages though, good mix, but I never found my mojo & the heat was seriously hurting me by the last few stages

    next year Ill have to bring the family

    are the results online?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    last corner comedy

    jamesoz
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    Haha, I went down that upside down on my back in practice, great event Bogs and Bass aside.

    My mojo stayed at home too I think.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    was that awful music Saturday night coming from the tent in the race village or from someone camping?

    Were you the guy shouting about it about 11ish? Got put down pretty quick with a ‘it’s not a **** xc race’ heckle, made me chuckle.

    Hob Nob
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    I actually really enjoyed the weekend. Raced like a chump, but actually enjoyed the riding a lot. I found 4-7 flowed a lot better, but liked the mix of stuff overall. There were a lot of scared faces on 1-3, loved the steep stuff, but my 800mm bars probably weren’t the one on the tighter bits.

    Crossed the line in 8th, last time I checked I was in 12th so if I ended up anywhere round there, i’ll be happy from a combination of not really feeling the racing and being on a loaner bike 🙂

    The toilets were a bit special too!

    canopy
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    can see a couple people i know were there via strava. the thing that kills me at that place is the elevation.. can anyone relate the stages to the trail names? i;m guessing doris-doris-doris was the steep one leegee entioned above? preceeded by the “coutour caper” (9not much going on a part from a single steep drop part way across it.)

    not familiar with all the trails there..  (but am with others that werent used 🙂 )

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    stage 1 doesn’t look like it has a strava segment

    quadzilla was stage 2 (the steep one)

    doris doris doris was stage 3.

    car wash to snake was the bottom of stage 4, the top was newly cut in.

    bumhole was stage 5

    deerstalker was stage 6

    stage 7 doesnt look like it has a segment

    Hob Nob
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    Stage 5 was mint come race day. My favourite, as there was multiple line choices in a lot of corners 🙂

    canopy
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    and the nice one on the way to st3 was ranscombe contour caper (basically a traverse, quite nice, but pedally after the drop IIRC)

    wish i could get up there again and explore some of the ones i’ve not ridden..will get the time eventually,,

    think i’m right in saying the later stages that guy above said hob nob said flow better were built a couple years ago for this event.. by lee carter + crew… rest were already in place

    Was not quite DFL, but came close. Any pointers on becoming not rubbish?

    Still had a great weekend, love enduro, the also rans get pretty much the same experience as the good fellows.

    Apart from the loos, horrific on Sunday morning when I could hold no longer.

    superfli
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    I actually preferred the stages 1-3! Although I had a big pedal strike on 2 on the traverse, which sent me over the bars and bike flying. Gutted as that would have been by far my best stage. Couldn’t get any flow on 5-7, but I’ve always had trouble with spotting line choices and lots of twists/turns.

    Weekend was superb though! Race format was spot on, hardly any queuing and no overtaking due to seeding. The seeding run late Sat was great in keeping everyone watching the calamities of the finish line!

    We camped over the road, in posh campsite (with 1 shower -luxury!), so didn’t have to endure the campsite toilets 😉

    Was a great weekend, I felt like I was riding well for once, and finally recovering after a bad year for injuries last year.  Got 14th in masters, with one crash, and best of all 7th on one stage. Had a sketchy overtake on the steep chute at the bottom of stage 2.

    The loos were poor, UK gravity enduros don’t have any more, but they get them cleaned/ pumped out so they aren’t that bad.

    scottfitz
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    Big lesson learnt on the loos, 20+ next year and pumped Saturday afternoon. Bigger skip too.

    Just rode/cleared all the stages they are running great and should be prime for the Ex if anyone is doing it(highly recommended).

    Please be aware stages 4-7 are on private land and if lots of people ride them out of races it could have a negative impact on Southern Enduro and the Ex using them again.

    Thanks everyone for coming and making the event successful.

    Scott

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    DrP
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    What a BRILLIANT weekend!!

    I didn’t partake in the 90s D+B disco…but us Southern lot had a cracking time chilling by the tent, with 2 great days riding and racing.

    Loved the seeding format – bar the odd outlier, it worked REALLY WELL, and us in teh HT category finished pretty much as the seeding run suggested…

    Thanks for listening about the loos – a few more, and get them cleaned each day!

    Loved the trails – proper good they were!

    Tent up before most people arrived…

    Hangin’ off the back on section 2…

    DrP

    (doing the Ex too… is that going to be similar trails?!)

    superfli
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    Sorry I missed you DrP, I thought we were camping in the event field, but my mates who brought my bike and tent (I was on motorbike), had other plans.

    The EX covers party much all the trails on that hill plus some more on neighbouring hills. See you there!

    Edit. Don’t think s6 is in it

    DrP
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    Coolio….

    You heading up from Pompey to the Ex??
    I’m heading from Worthing on my lonesome…. Happy to pick people up on the way?

    DrP

    superfli
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    Possible DrP. I’ll message you closer to date (messenger)

    DrP
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    ‘kay..

    DrP

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    Came up for a quick razz in the Lite race on Sunday, stages 5-7 were as rad as I remembered from last year and enjoyed the new stage 4 too. Had a lot of fun racing blind and surprisingly finished 4th, which was nice.

    Race report now up on my blog if anyone fancies a read.

    👍

    Premier Icon orena45
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    Oops…seems I made a paste error! 😳

    Race report on my blog here

    😀

    jamesoz
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    One upside to the toilets, I now have 3 litres of finest beer based cat repellent.

    I’m not sure how the skip was so full, I took home a small carrier bag of rubbish, most of which was recyclable. I did notice a lack of bins outside the food stalls.

    Hopefully next year I’ll be less dependant on painkillers and further from last.

    MTB Rob
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    “More portaloos next time”

    You would of thought they learn from last year!

    Same thing, not enough & they where v bad Sat night Sunday.

    scottfitz
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    “More portaloos next time”

    You would of thought they learn from last year!

    Same thing, not enough & they where v bad Sat night Sunday.

    Yes fair point, we doubled them lasts year, lots more people camped this year and loads more spectators. probably because of the nice weather.

    As I said lesson learnt, more and emptied on sat afternoon next year.

    Chatted to the marquee people after the event and these are recommended so will look at getting some nicer toilets as well as more. https://exmoorluxuryloos.co.uk/

    Premier Icon johnny
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    I avoided the toilet issue by being too dehydrated most of the time to need the use of one…

    Loved the riding there, some of which I’d recce’d in the autumn, and loved the steep stuff, especially 2 and the last part of 5. Ironically, i’m fine on the steep stuff, but i need to work on keeping speed up on the twisty/rooty/loose/pick-a-line stuff. Happy with my lowly 49th in Vets though.

    Thought camping was great, took the family and it worked really well, so hoping to do the same next time. More D’n’b discooo too, i was with the kids in my roof tent and they didn’t get why i was bouncing around instead of sleeping!

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