- Tweedlove Enduro
Good fun and I didn’t die/hurt myself.
As others have said ,plenty banter on the stage links.
Apart from the first bit of stage 4,it was a blast .
Well out of my XC/hardtail comfort zone most of the time but surprised myself on some sections ,when I just had to ‘get on with it’.
That’s a first visit to Cademuir for me ,I will be going back there for a play ( even though some of it frightened me ). 🙂
Great weekend ,roll on GT7Posted 6 years ago
Back home now after a great weekend of riding and amazing first enduro event for me. I’ve always considered myself to be an average rider and after this weekend I now realise I’m a below average rider 🙂
There were some serious, fast, fit and talented riders competing on Sunday. I finished in 42.39 after making a massive hash of S4, which to be honest was a stage outside of my comfort zone. Although I somehow managed to stack it on the right hander in the woods after the first descent between the fireroad crossings. I basically lost 2 minutes or more on this stage.
S3 was my favourite of the day which was proved with a stage time of 13:11. Pleased with that. Followed by S5. Then S2.
Although I got caught behind two Sunday
driversriders following each other on S2 which seemed to take a lifetime to get past as they didn’t want to yield (or felt nervous about finding a suitable spot to pull over).
I rode S1 on Fri and S3, 4 and 5 on Sat. S4 and 5 were significantly harder to ride on Sun. Where did all the slippy roots come from?
Big thanks to the Tweedlove crew. I thought it was an excellent, well run event and I hope to go back and improve my 260th place next year.Posted 6 years ago
I kept an eye out for you but didn’t spot you.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve done a few enduros over the last 4 years and this one was by far the most demanding, longest total distance, some long stages and the most technical stage (4) near the end when you’re getting tired.
Weirdly I was most competitive on stage 4 (the one I was dreading) rather than one of the more pedally stages.
Still buzzing can’t wait to get back up to the Tweed Valley again in July 🙂
I didn’t spot you either Simon. I couldn’t drop you an e-mail either as we had no 3G or t’internet in Inners.
What time did you start? We queued up and got away at 10:15.
Yep, it was tougher than I expected but that’s no bad thing. S4 was a nightmare for me but at least the next time I’m up there I’m going to have a play. S3 was brilliant. Still grinning from yesterday. I may have to wrangle a visit up there next month as the riding was superb.Posted 6 years agoscoobmwSubscriber
Amazing day. Hopefully chatted to some of those on this thread during the day – people were really good all round I thought – marshals, organisers, considerate riders and so on. Top day all round.Posted 6 years ago
I sadly stacked on Electric Blue and ended up with the first aid kit out and a knee that no longer works very well. But hey, it didn’t seize up completely till I got home 🙂 doh.
Stage 2 was a bit nervy in the slaloms, after the stage 1 crash, but actually don’t reckon I’ve ever gone down the boundary trail like that before. Really enjoyed that.
Got a wave from the family flying across Jenny’s Brae. That was awesome. And my 8yr managed to take the attached with a 12 yr old compact camera!!!!
Edit: trying to add a Flickr image link but nothing showing so raw URL.
Rode Stage 4 mostly which I never thought was gonna happen last week when I walked down a lot of it. Stage 5 was a joke, tiredness.
And despite riding the drying up bog, then of course failed to corner the next turn with tyres made of mud … Smash.
37:17 totally chuffed with that cos thot 4 and 5 would get me completely.
Which seems to have me not last either 🙂yacobyMember
A time of about 40.##
Bit disappointed, mainly with my times in stages 2 and 5.
Stage 2 because I just never got any flow down there. Stage 5 because I was dead from the push up trying to get back in time. A real pity as having ridden it again stage 5 was pretty good.
Did best on stage 4. About 60 places better than my average on stages 1,2,3,5. But then again I loved stage 4. Give me steep and technical any day.Posted 6 years agorugbydickSubscriber
That riding is truly phenomenal!
The track looked nothing like that by the time I came through on Sunday though (much more cut in, more roots showing, etc).
And the video doesn’t give you a real impression of just how steep it was.Posted 6 years ago
I crashed 3 times on S4 but still managed to make it down in 6:43. Very pleased with that (apart from the crashes….)
Wow that is truly impressive. Looks like the top bit was filmed before practice, didn’t recognise some of the middle bits (stage 5 parts?), and the lower section filmed early on the practice day when it was taped up? Certainly was a rooty rutty slide fest at the top by the time I was fumbling down it.Posted 6 years ago
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