UK Gravity Enduro Round 3 - Afan Twelve50 Bikes Race Team Report
|The weekend set up begins|
Having raced at Afan in sub-zero temperatures in last year’s series, the preconceptions were settled weeks before we arrived. This was going to be a pedal-y, dull, physical and to be honest, tedious affair compared to the white knuckle ride of Inners last month. To be clear; it was pedal-y, and man alive was it physical. This was a big loop in the baking sun. Dull and tedious it was not. The trail centre hard pack was packed HARD and hard meant fast and loose. Add to that the freshly cut stage four, that dropped from the top of the park straight down to the river without compromise, and you had a race that seemed to claim more bikes and bodies than the previous two rounds put together
|Nikki looking fit and fast|
|Girls got skills|
These race weekends aren’t all glitz and glamour and this time we had two major factors to contend with. No chef and an abundance of midges. In Des’ absence we fended for ourselves and a Weber BBQ was still put to good use. The midges were dealt with using copious amounts of repellent and smokey fires on the Weber Fire Pit, to varying degrees of success. In the end, those that had the luxury of a van resorted to sealing themselves in for the night.
RM: Full face for sure - we're starting to get some speed up on these here #Enduro races