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    2017 Great Albion Enduro

    The Great Albion Enduro!
    16/09/2017

    It's been pretty darn slow here on the EC forum, so I'm a startin' a thread.

    Who's in, who's out, who's done it before?, etc...

    Hopefully the atmosphere is better than last weeks O-Cup. The start/finish line was boring as f#ck. Guess I'm spoiled by 8 and 24 hour races.

    For this one, I'm in the 40k, I love the idea of doing Albion and Palgrave together.

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    It'll be my first time. I'm in the 40K as well. I've ridden palgrave once and Albion probably a couple of times. I hope I don't die on my hardtail. Lol


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    My friends did it last year and said it was awesome. I don't exactly race much but haven't touched my bike since preriding the 24 hr loop and spraining my wrist so I'm out still.

    Enjoy. Might be there to cheer people on.
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    Thinking of it.

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    hope nobody tries removing logs and other features in Palgrave as happened last year.
    a lot of hard work by local trail builders have gone into this which is what makes it great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    hope nobody tries removing logs and other features in Palgrave as happened last year.
    a lot of hard work by local trail builders have gone into this which is what makes it great.
    I remember that. Wonder if that was the race organizers, or the racers.
    Nevertheless, the Palgrave trails are perfect the way they are. If racers can't handle the gnar, stay home Bro!

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    I like enduro's. I guess you can stitch enough mini gravity trails together to create timed sections. No shortage of transition routes available. Or are they going to have just one route like an xc race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    I like enduro's. I guess you can stitch enough mini gravity trails together to create timed sections. No shortage of transition routes available. Or are they going to have just one route like an xc race?
    I don't think it will be that elaborate. I just did what they called "The Albion Endur-O Cup". It was just an XC race.

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    To those who've done the race before. Any feed stations along the way? Not a fan of camelbaks.

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    Hey all, I did happen to sign up for the 40K and very happy to see that the weather is going to stellar! I was wondering for any past participants. Are there any water stations on the way or should we just bring a full on pack?
    See You On The Trails!

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    From the mail out:

    - Rides start at 11:00am for the 80kms, 11:10am for the 40kms, and 11:15 for the 25kms!
    - Registration starts at 8:00am.
    -Aid station Eload, water, chips and some goodies, at the 13km, and 30 km marks!

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    I'll be there. I'm exctited! Planning to try and avoid the aid stations and just bring a full water bladder.

    Never ridden Palgrave. Is it much more technical than Albion?

    Course looks relatively climby too with 800m.

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    I'd say they're about the same. I prefer Palgrave over Albion as it's much more flowy.

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    thanks! I missed the "Aid Station" mail i guess. I can just pack some electrolyte tablets then
    See You On The Trails!

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    I'm the same, never been to Palgrave; but have heard only positive things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    I'd say they're about the same. I prefer Palgrave over Albion as it's much more flowy.
    Super - thanks. More flowy is always better Pretty much why I don't ride Albion unless there's a race going on.

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    That was great fun.
    Doing the Albion trails in reverse really changes and challenges things. There was about 6km of road/railtrail which felt like I was cheating. It IS a MTB race after all. But you have to get to the Palgrave trails somehow...
    I would have preferred to do all of Palgrave, but we only did the south side.
    Kudos to the guy doing the race on a Cyclocross bike, ouch.
    Another kudos to the little 7 year old girl who did the 25km race. (Wut?)

    Will do again next year.

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    Agreed - I really enjoyed it. Despite the cramps on the brown monster Warm day.

    There was a backward section through the pines on Albion that was all uphill. Definitely much more fun going the other way..

    That was my first time at Palgrave and I thought it was great. Favourite part of the race for sure. Much better flow than Albion and enough technical stuff to keep you interested. Will definitely return.

    Am I crazy or was the 40k more like 35?

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    You're right. My Garmin gave me 36km.

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