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    Enduro World Series round 4 Winter Park Colorado 27th - 28th July

    Round 4 Colorado Freeride Festival..

    Here ya go boys and girls its the good ole USAs turn to show everyone how its done, no better place than Colorado maybe to showcase Enduro!

    What cha got, who going!

    Team Ibis USA, Hans, etc

    Common on red white and blue post it up get into it, this is yours ride!


    Mav's on the runway n getting excited, time to kick the tires and light the fires!

    Braap!

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    I will be off to the Downieville Classic so won't make it to Colorado for this. Excited to see what they come up with for a course though. Is anyone else shocked that Ducci, et al are still running HD's instead of HD-R's? Surprising since they are in the largest Enduro series in the world! Still love my HD too so I am not switching anytime soon! A little Dville stoke for everyone even though it is not related.








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    Good luck for Donnieville you lucky bastid
    love that last shot SP, dam looks dry!

    Not surprised, Life Cycles seem to have a pretty settled program and its working for them, no doubt next year, maybe later this year maybe this round, but I reckon they know what works for them, could be wrong, wouldn't surprise me if Ibis had some surprises e.g Hans and co just to prove me wrong now lol.

    I don't see any performance benefit, essentially the same bikes, and VP is the fastest colour we all know that, Ibis VP is like Ferrari red

    Gawd I hope US fans get bit more excited, know its a week away but common, reckon Curtis Keene the American dream is gonna make top 5 this round, is Lopesy going, will Weir be theyre?

    Superenduro boys and girls will be poked after racing 2 days solid this past weekend, still reckon Fabian will bounce back at this round, and Jared Graves to be right up they're too. Basically usual suspects, AC is gonna kill it, she will have her confidence back after slaying the MegaAvalanche!

    Yeaha Colorado High, thank gawd Im a country boy, bring me some bacon and some beans, go outside and change the tire!

    lets get it on people''s

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    I think Lopes is going to be pretty far up the stack this round. Keene, not so much. My picks are Graves, Clementz and Barel for top 3. I expect Lopes to crack the top 5, but with a new baby he will not be on the podium. It is great to see a round in Merica!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I think Lopes is going to be pretty far up the stack this round. Keene, not so much. My picks are Graves, Clementz and Barel for top 3. I expect Lopes to crack the top 5, but with a new baby he will not be on the podium. It is great to see a round in Merica!!!!
    Really, Keenes been riding and training, he just wasted Lopesy at the Bell Enduro Cup took place Saturday, July 20 at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

    Still nothing would surprise me with the old guy, he still rocks, just seems to me Keene is the only meridan to be actually improving internationally in Enduro, rest finding the real riding in Europe a bit of a wake up, be easier at home, understand the baby thing thats a life changer.

    Ill raise you Barel, Clementz, Graves, Keene to your Lopes, not taking into account mechanicals, also not at all anti BL would love to see him do well, but these guys are race fit and battle hardened, if its a 29er Lycra course then Lopes will be up they're, I hope not, I really hope the US shows us the real terrain we no you have not a wide highway like the autobahn, 4" FS 9ers or HTs and Lycra and slicks do not make an Enduro course, pretty confident Colorado will show the goods

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    Just in case ya get lost or dont know where the next round is lol, got to love those Euro's taking the piss

    SO WHERE IS COLORADO?



    AND WHERE IS THE EVENT?



    Wasn't Boulder Mork and Mindy country, no offence Boulder, world famous for more than mtb.


    SCHEDULE


    Thursday, July 25:


    10am-6pm: Packet pick-up and bike inspection
    6pm: Final start list posted
    6pm: Packet pick-up closes
    7pm: Mandatory rider’s meeting in enduro check-in area.


    Friday, July 26:


    10am: Stage 1
    Noon: Stage 2
    5pm: Specialized Enduro Stages 1 and 2 award ceremony.


    Saturday, July 27


    9am: Stage 3 immediately followed by stage 4
    5pm: Rider’s meeting to discuss the finale format
    Awards: Following Slopestyle Finals: SPECIALIZED ENDURO® Stages 3 and 4 award ceremony.


    Sunday, July 28


    10am: Stage 5, Specialized Enduro Finale


    ATTENTION: There is no pre-race inspection for any Stage. Plan to ride all the courses prior to race day.

    Pretty drawn out stages spread over 3 days not going to test physical limits much compared to the Euro events a major change, looks like this round will be a big party with the festival, not a bad thing, but will def have an affect on racing and suit the Mericans some me thinks!

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    I so badly want to throw all my stuff in the truck right now and go! Would get my ass handed to me, but would be so cool to have the plate! Let's see, 16 hours of driving....

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    Didn't realize this is at Trestle. I have never ridden there before, but have heard there is some good terrain. Only thing that makes me nervous is seeing the course lengths of 10-15 minutes. Probably will have to traverse the park a few times which means more pedaling than vert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I so badly want to throw all my stuff in the truck right now and go! Would get my ass handed to me, but would be so cool to have the plate! Let's see, 16 hours of driving....
    Do it bud, that would be an awesome experience forget about where you come, I never focus on that, just ride enjoy thats what makes Enduro so cool, you would learn so much, meet so many great people and just have a great time, 16hrs yeah its worth it, its not like its a local only race or even a Nat, first ever EWS and first one in USA thats a bucket list check right they're bro!

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    Timing won't work for me to get back in time to leave for Dville. Would have been awesome though.

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    Gone with this lot for the Enduro betting EWS game!

    Your Choice:
    Men:


    1: Fabien Barel
    Canyon Factory Enduro Team


    2: Jared Graves
    Yeti


    3: Nicolas Voullioz
    Lapierre
    Women:


    1: Anne Caroline Chausson
    IBIS


    2: Tracy Moseley
    Trek Factory Racing


    3: Cécile Ravanel
    GT

    I think this round will suit Jared Graves, I wouldn't be surprised if he won this round or next barring mechanicals I think he is one of the fittest most pedal capable riders out they're, but fav and sentimental pick for me is Fab Fabian, him and Peaty always been my fav DH heroes so go with Fabian! Please make the trails technical merica!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Timing won't work for me to get back in time to leave for Dville. Would have been awesome though.

    Yeah bummer bro next time, maybe round 5 in
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    To try to pump up some excitement, like pulling teeth around this forum sometimes, shoulda been a Dentist.

    Manuel Ducci 2nd last weekend in Sauze rd 5 SuperEnduro
    #SuperEnduro2013 - PRO5 Sauze d'Oulx - Highlights from Superenduro TV on Vimeo.


    Have Mericans and rest of us Westerners become so exposed to everything that only acting tough and bashing everyone tattoos everywhere is cool big wheels only thing that excites people cause they have the bigger flasher than you syndrome, like my AR15 is bigger and badder than yours my Chevy V10 is faster than you and my Wagon wheeler is the death of all other wheels so I must be faster and cooler than your kiddie wheels, I ride carbon so I must be faster than you.
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    I only ride park

    Do you Mericans other than SP realise you have a major first in the US in a very long time World Championship MTB event that on paper should not be boring on some boring peace of land made for TV at the expense of the sport, this should be bigger than Elvis!

    Carry on, real world problems and all, Im off to ride park, on dam we don't have a park here lol, love that vid!

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    Good job! Keep it up Mav!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    To try to pump up some excitement, like pulling teeth around this forum sometimes, shoulda been a Dentist.
    Well, I for one love your enthusiasm, and you've singlehandedly upped my appreciation for where Enduro is and where it might be going.

    Wish the USA had the ballsy courses we see in Euro-land!

    IMO, Downieville will always be the Original Enduro race. Love that ride.
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    Right on Brother! I would have loved to see something like DVille or Moab host the EWS instead of a bike park. Multi stage format would be perfect on either of those courses.

    Pretty bummed I can't get to Winter Park, but we are leaving Monday for Dville, driving my truck, so trying to get back after the race would be next to impossible. I want to see how fast those guys are in real life, not just on a video. Doesn't do them justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Right on Brother! I would have loved to see something like DVille or Moab host the EWS instead of a bike park. Multi stage format would be perfect on either of those courses.
    I could def see that happening at D'ville.

    FWIW, I'm gonna be down there for a quickie day, planning on doing BBoulder->2nd Divide, then continuing on to do North Yuba. It'll be a big day but a goodie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benja55 View Post
    Well, I for one love your enthusiasm, and you've singlehandedly upped my appreciation for where Enduro is and where it might be going.

    Wish the USA had the ballsy courses we see in Euro-land!

    IMO, Downieville will always be the Original Enduro race. Love that ride.

    Cheers bro, just love riding, into DH just as much but we all ride like Enduro without the timing every weekend though I hate that over used description, just like variety for discussions and love others opinions even if I don't agree with them.


    Totally agree about Downieville, thats one race I would go to the US to do and is on my bucket list hate that term too lol to knock off, I remember when Mark Weir had the timed record on a Ellsworth Dare DH rig back in the early 2000s probably bit narlier then, but that would have been an awesome spot.

    The only thing I wonder is would that level of exposure ruin or potentially affect future events held they're, e,g like Zion park they've ruined Rampage for me because of all the wooden structures and the reason it was stopped for a number of years was all the media, spectators trashed the place and its a protected National park.

    But just the name Downieville sends goose bumps up my spine legendary!


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    Enduro World Series round 4 Winter Park Colorado 27th - 28th July

    Yep, weir is going. Bet he will crack top 15. Would not be surprised to see him in top 5.
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    Huge respect for the Weir man, not a fan of his Lycra days on his Nomad bit hey whatever, he's still a cool most down to earth American Ive ever heard interviewed previously or now, this is pretty heavy so respect man!

    Interesting insight and hope he does well I agree top 5 for the Amercian hard man of MTB.

    Be rooting for him

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    Hope no one has bet on Dan Atherton, he's out of this round and wont be at Colorado.

    Dislocated shoulder

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    Quote Originally Posted by benja55 View Post
    I could def see that happening at D'ville.

    FWIW, I'm gonna be down there for a quickie day, planning on doing BBoulder->2nd Divide, then continuing on to do North Yuba. It'll be a big day but a goodie.
    Let me know if you are going to be around next week. We will be there starting Tuesday.

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    DVille would be hard to ruin with bikes. It is also open to Motos as well and they have HUGE support from trailbuilders up there. They do an incredible job keeping the courses in shape. There is also a ton of other riding up there.

    Getting back to EWS this weekend, I did not realize the elevation. The BASE of the mountain is 9000' and the courses start over 11,000'!! They will be using lifts for a lot of it, but they are still making them climb to some of the starts. Talk about a kick in the balls. Ross Schnell help setup the courses so they should be pretty good, but I think he will still be limited by it staying in the park.

    As much as I like Weir, I don't think he will crack the top 5. Too much time spent marketing and not enough training. I actually think all of the Americans (Ross Schnell, Aaron Bradford, etc) are going to get their asses handed to them. Either way I am stoked to see it in the US of MERICA!!!!!

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    It is going to get even more interesting now. It is dumping rain and hail right now. Bring out the spikes boys! My picks for the weekend are changing. Going Graves, Clementz and Barel for top 3. Lopes and Keene will round out the top 5. I don't think any of the American based racers (Schnell, etc.) will make it that high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    DVille would be hard to ruin with bikes. It is also open to Motos as well and they have HUGE support from trailbuilders up there. They do an incredible job keeping the courses in shape. There is also a ton of other riding up there.

    Getting back to EWS this weekend, I did not realize the elevation. The BASE of the mountain is 9000' and the courses start over 11,000'!! They will be using lifts for a lot of it, but they are still making them climb to some of the starts. Talk about a kick in the balls. Ross Schnell help setup the courses so they should be pretty good, but I think he will still be limited by it staying in the park.

    As much as I like Weir, I don't think he will crack the top 5. Too much time spent marketing and not enough training. I actually think all of the Americans (Ross Schnell, Aaron Bradford, etc) are going to get their asses handed to them. Either way I am stoked to see it in the US of MERICA!!!!!

    Ah good to know re Downi, not knowing what its like actually being they're cheers bud. Great trail crews make a huge difference awesome.

    Sweet good to hear the courses could be something special, def great elevation, we know you have some amazing terrain!

    As for the hard man, I agree thats what my head would tell me but he's not the hard man for nothing, it wouldn't surprise me if he's refreshed, been training his arse off on his backyard pump track and doing miles on a wind trainer, he's an AHDD addict ain't he

    As for the others you would know more I don't know those riders so well but I always count home advantage as a big gain, but the best riders are the best for a reason they can ride fast everywhere anytime and usually in any conditions so yeah ya probably rig plus US has for too many years bit like here dumbed down the sport which hurts ability park is not Euro and they are also used to fast as well as tech!

    Still be interesting, we could be surprised.


    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    It is going to get even more interesting now. It is dumping rain and hail right now. Bring out the spikes boys! My picks for the weekend are changing. Going Graves, Clementz and Barel for top 3. Lopes and Keene will round out the top 5. I don't think any of the American based racers (Schnell, etc.) will make it that high.
    Awesome that will sort the men from the boys! And the Women from the girls!

    Interesting changes, what about the Women's common bro another 50% of population out they're with skirts lol

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    Via Caroline and Anita Gherig, Twinsmtb racing hottest twins on the circuit haha.

    When I saw this I first thought it was snow so its raining cats n dawgs



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