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 Post subject: Dyfi Enduro 2009
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Anyone going?

Sunday May 3rd

http://www.summitcycles.co.uk/enduro_09/index.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:24 am 
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Is it in and around Aberystwyth? If it is i'll look into it. What's the course like?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:27 am 
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It's around the Machynlleth area. Dyfi Forest to be precise. Only 18 miles North of Aber or a couple stops on the train.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:28 am 
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Bit of info on some of the trails in the forest:

http://www.dyfimountainbiking.org.uk/climachx.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:33 am 
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From what I've heard, the course seeems to be a lot of fire road climbing followed by rocky interesting technical downhills. Rinse repeat.

some vids on youtube including cheerleaders and a band halfway up one of the climbs.

http://uk.youtube.com/results?search_qu ... arch_type=

There's a great writeup by a Londoner on mtb-wales.com somewhere of their impression of the weeekend, but I can't fid it right now. I've never ridden it but will be heading out to try the Cli-Machx route as soon as I have a bike built.

EDIT: heres the writeup

http://www.mtb-wales.com/modules.php?op ... =17865#pid


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:42 am 
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Its a great enduro, long climb to start with out of the town, then some really good descents, rocky and fast. It uses the same forest as the Cli-Mach but when I did it we rode on different trails. Very good chilled out enduro style ride/ race, there was a band playing at the top of the first climb :D

When I did it it was a bit muddy (one mate destroyed his entire gear system) but all rideable, just.

You do need to be quick with entering though as it is popular and has limited spaces.


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 Post subject: Sounds good
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Sounds good to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Open for Entries. Apparently they go loike hot-cakes to get them while they're hot.

http://www.smartdata.co.uk/summit/registration.php

I'm no. 87. Who's with me?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Bugger entry is full :(


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 Post subject: Re: .
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:07 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Bugger entry is full :(


Oh absolutely. 650 spots sold out in just over a day. It's always the same hence the warning thread :/


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