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  • scottfitz
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    OK this will be my first UKGE Round, Give it a bash on my Cannondale Prophet. First time to Eastridge too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Who else is going?
    Anyone camping?

    Hob Nob
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    Yes & Yes.

    Nice dry, sunny week, wet weekend. Great.

    stevede
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    First ukge, first trip to eastridge, camping fri and sat (presuming I can fri night!), riding my ti slackline, can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon johnny
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    I’m in. First time at Eastridge, fourth go in the series. Debating between my SB66 or the NS surge. I haven’t troubled the podium with the full-suss, so might enter the ‘HT class’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yes and yes.

    I’ll be there from Friday morning.

    andeh
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    Yep, I’ll be there on my hardtail. Should be arriving Friday some time and camping over the weekend. My first trip to Eastridge.

    scottfitz
    Member

    So For the guys getting there Friday morning, will you ride Friday too?

    stevede
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    I’ll be there fri aft and will probably have a roll around to help decide what tyres to run now that the forecast is shite for the weekend ๐Ÿ™

    Hob Nob
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    People generally have a bimble round on the Friday, then again on Saturday on stuff they want to revisit & a few runs of seeding.

    I’ve only ever done one lap on Saturday morning. Even easier here, as the loop isn’t very big.

    I’ve got the cut down wetscreams for this one if the weather does as expected.

    scottfitz
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    I’ve got the cut down wetscreams for this one if the weather does as expected.

    I will pack the swampthings

    P.S
    For all you HTs: http://mpora.com/videos/AAd8mm7cj3xh

    andeh
    Member

    Would anyone happen to be passing Doncaster (I’m just off the A1) on their way home after the race, by any chance?

    The guy I’m going down with is going to visit relatives after and the plan was for me to get the train back, but a lift would be simpler. Obviously I’ll chip in for fuel/pies/etc.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    ill be there, better dig out the mud tyres

    wont be able to get there till saturday and im staying in a hostel

    will come and say hi tho scott!

    scottfitz
    Member

    will come and say hi tho scott!

    Heard that before ๐Ÿ˜‰ P.S we will be racing head to head, Masters FTW!!

    DavidM
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    So if it does as expected and pisses it down, does anyone know how flat / wet the camping field will be?

    stevede
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    Well that was a bit good wasn’t it! Cracking weekend, my first uk gravity enduro and my first trip to eastridge. Really enjoyed the stages, number 3 was a bitch on the hardtail though! Not sure on results as we had to leave early for Cornwall. Looking forward to entering some more next year, nice friendly bunch in masters especially.

    scottfitz
    Member

    I loved that, will do a little blog and post it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    best race of the season (even if it was my worst placing!)

    weather + trails + atmos made it the most fun I reckon

    tubeless for next year though – ^&$ยฃ*! punctures

    and as a diehard koona fan nice to see Al Stock taking the series win

    deviant
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    I took the other half along to Eastridge when i entered a few years ago, she loved it, the atmosphere was brilliant….more like a festival than a bike race, glad to hear that spirit is continuing.

    Another great race! Great trails, people and organisation. Oh, and the end of season party was a bit good too. I wouldn’t say I was disappointed with the UKGE Series win either. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon johnny
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    Best round of the series- agreed! Glad i stuck with the Yeti, and very pleased with my remarkably average 66th place in Masters…

    Back for more next year!

    stevede
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    Johnny – the yeti was definately the wiser choice, got pretty beat up on the slackline, was ace fun though, managed a mid pack 46th in masters (no ht cat to compare myself against the other people daft enough to rock hardtails)! Really keen to get back to eastridge, they were some great trails we raced this weekend.

    Premier Icon johnny
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    I agree, Eastridge was great- considering the other options round there (Hopton is good too) Shropshire deserves a few days riding, at least!

    Well impressed with your result, Both as a first entry and on the HT! I’m itching for some similar events this autumn- anyone know if there will be any mini-Enduro events, or similar?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    enduro1 may have another round this year

    http://www.enduro1.co.uk/

    gisburn at end of month
    http://www.borderline-events.co.uk/gisburn_2013.htm

    Hob Nob
    Member

    I really enjoyed the weekend. The tracks were great fun. Shame I had an absolute howler. Just about broke into the top 40 in Masters. I had a massive stack in qualifying & it all went downhill from there.

    I’m looking forward to next year now. Have September just to have fun, then knuckle down for some proper winter training this time round & see what sort of difference it makes.

    scottfitz
    Member

    75th in masters for seeding and 57th at the end of the event.
    Really good weekend, had great time.

    Bit of a write up and some pics:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/u/scottfitz/blog/UK-Gravity-Enduro-Rd5-Eastridge.html

    Johnny in 2014 keep an eye out for the South Down Gravity Enduro Series.

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