- UK Gravity Enduro Rd 4 Dyfi
didnt practice last year but everyone told me it was very gnarly, so lugged the full face round with me- which was a mistake as while it had some fast rocky sections there wasnt anything very tricky
stock up on the energy drink, bananas etcPosted 4 years ago
I bonked on the last loooong firedroad climb last year
Ok, so how did we all get on?
Me – 3 crashes in seeding (D’oh). 1 quite big crash on stage 4 on race day.
Hope the guy with the dislocated hip from stage 1 is okay, sounds v painfull! Definately a tricky start to the race, start of stage 1 prob the most difficult bit of the course IMO, quite a few (including me) werent 100% annoyed by having to miss it out!Posted 4 years ago
Short answer, annoyed.
I qualified well, 13th in Masters with a crash. after the change on stage 1, Stage 2 & 3 went well. Stage 4 started amazingly, I was flat out down the gully, right up until the massive bang, as my rear tyre literally exploded near the bottom. It went very wrong, very quickly, the tyre rolled off the rim & I nearly killed the marshal as I lost control & went down hard (so hard, in fact I ripped the saddle clean off the seatpost!)
Race over, I fixed the flat, finished the stage probably 10 minutes down & killed myself trying to ride the transition stood up. Made it to the start with a couple of minutes to spare & headed down. Ended up just cruising, as I didn’t want to damage myself.
I’m p*ssed off as after quali, I wanted a top 10. I’ll be lucky if i’m top 100 🙁Posted 4 years ago
I made a series of errors, wearing goggles on stage 1 was unable to see and wiped out on the 1st corner and proceeded to wipe out on every of the bottom turns, was going reasonably well until stage 4 where my 2.4 tyre + fender on marzocchi 44s seized up with mud, sent me otb and broke my brake lever couldn’t inclog the mud and had to run most of it- took me 10 mins to complete the stage . and by the time id zip tied my brake back together I had to do the final transition in 25 mins, which was painful , still was nice to get a big cheer crashing into the arena over that slimy drop inPosted 4 years agoandehMember
How did it compare to last year? Any of the same tails?
All I recall is lots and lots of climbing and 35mph mtx whoops. I resorted to harvesting blackberries on the final climb last year in a vain attempt to add a few drops to my empty tank. I’ll be doing Eastridge, catch you lot there.Posted 4 years ago
apparently the Don was racing Trans Savoie, he was safe though I was having an off day, literally, I think I was off my bike more than on
andeh, still lots of climbing!, the stages were more varied, including the final climax descent and the drop in at stage 4? from the fire road had been moved further along to steeper new cut bit that ultimately had to be cut on race day as some poor guy broke/dislocated his hipPosted 4 years ago
but still some long fast straightschvckMemberir_bandito wrote:
Just watched the video in the midweek movies. Looks ace!
How much was shared with the classic Dyfi Enduro trails?
The descent part of goshawk (the trail that briefly goes down and then a horrible singletrack climb before a good descent after the feed station) and 3 in 1, the long muddy one that ends into the disco with free beer. They also did Elephant (first descent) as part of a stage, although it now has a climb in it at the bottom.Posted 4 years ago
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