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Enduro 1 Race - Swinley Forest - 14th October

scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
edited October 2012 in XC and Enduro

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  • scottfitz wrote:

    I'm tempted to do this, do you know what sort of overall mileage they tend to be
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    30-35km.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • benpinnick wrote:
    30-35km.

    Cheers, I'll have to get my entry in (if there are any spaces left)
  • If one has never done anything like this before is it a good idea?
    I'm little unsure how difficult this type of comp is?
    I've been round swinley serveral times before wouldn't call myself a beginner but very hard to judge what level I'd compare to.

    Cheers
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    I helped design the course, so I know roughly how hard or easy it will be. Its 30km-ish, and roams all over the forest. There are 5 timed stages and 1 skills stage planned. The timed stages are varying lengths, but I think the longest will be around 5 mins tops. You have 3 hours to complete the 30km, which at a fairly easy pace took me 2.5hours when planning, so it shouldn't prove to be too difficult to get round. So.... If you're happy enough to ride solidly for 2.5 hours, and dont mind around 25mins of hooning it full pace (mostly downhill by the way), then you'll be fine. Its very relaxed and fun, and a great route to really find every corner of Swinley.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Still fancy one of these, was going to do the Gorrick though. Boooooo.
  • Andy205Andy205 Posts: 16
    What time does this start?
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    I think the first start time is 10. Last start time would therfore be 1, depends on your category etc.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • Gorrick Autumn Classic 1 is on Sunday 14 October at Tunnel Hill. Glad to see you have pre-entered it Ben! Entry on the day as usual. See you there.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Oh yeah, sorry. One time I actually bothered preentering and I'm not going to race as I'll be at the enduro. That will teach me!
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
    Bit of a race report:

    Strava of the race route: http://app.strava.com/rides/25084096#

    This is how it worked 5 timed stages all about 2-4mins long with transitions in-between taking in some of the fav’s swinley trail (Labyrinth, stickler, seagull, Deer Stalker)

    The stages themselves:

    Stage 1: Bit XC with Tec features
    Stage 2: Bit less XC with a couple of DH style bits
    Stage 3: Was the tank traps
    Stage 4: Team stage(All 4 team members start at ones and time is last one to cross the line)
    Was DH to start, small sharp climb, DH bit to xc finish.
    Stage 5: XC start, DH all the way to the jump gully (note to self don't whip in time race run).

    All in all a good day, a good mix of trail for all abilities.

    As for the winner the results will be released on Wednesday.
    (Ryan Bevis was fast) Rob Francis was too!

    The race for me got better after stage 2 for me, i was sick on transition between stage 1 and 2 felt bit better by the start of 2. must have pushed it to hard on 1 with not much warm up. Then there was a bloke with a dog on the finish line of stage two (Knob) He was arguing with the marshal. Had to slow down and cross the line though a bush!
    Stage 3,4&5 all went to plan

    Looking for to next years event's
    Going to try and get a team togeather for next year to try and win some of thoughs x-fusion forks

    Next up for me is Pearce Cycles Hopton Woods Charity Gravity Enduro:
    http://www.pearcecycles.co.uk/hopton_wo ... ity_enduro
    one of the stages is 12mins long
    Its going to be epic! See every one sunday that is racing.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    What number were you?
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
    Number 85 Fitzgerald
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Aaah, Mr Bond....

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    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
    That’s the one ;)
    Thanks for marshalling and help with the set up Ben.
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