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Gary

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Aug 27, 2002
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13th was 37 seconds back.
This year though he looks a lot sharper and hungry for results again.
From what though? Social media? Or have you seen him out and about?
If the former. They played that game in the run up to his last poor season performance too.
I genuinely hoped he'd have been back destroying then but honestly don't have a lot of faith in that ever happening again now. (I'd absolutely love to be proven wrong though) Like you said. With family life, age and almost a years break from racing he isn't going to be the ideal position to keep a dwindling pro mtb racer at the sharp end of the results. He's had an amazing career tho.
 

toodles

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Aug 24, 2004
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From what though? Social media? Or have you seen him out and about?
Nah he's like 4500km from here haha. Just from his Aussie race results in the lead up to the season. He's not really super active on social media like Moir is.

Be good to see him back at the pointy end again, even if only to give hope to other older flat pedal aussie nukeproof riders...

His section in the new Tea & Biscuits was good to watch. His completely nonchalant approach to his wheels tracking on two completely different paths is waaaay cooler than action movie stars not looking back at explosions
 

Gary

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When exactly did Enduro drop it's "gravity" staus?
and moar importantly who the fuck can we berrate as responsible for it?

It's always been fairly obvious to me that a lot of the ideas Chris took onboard when coming up with the EWS actually came from the locally run race scene around here (Innerleithen) and took them globally on a huge scale.
Those early enduro races I'm talking about often had stages with a bit of pedalling in and the odd flat fireroad or short uphill sections to link up more than one descent (usually quite technical) to make the stages longer but they were still all predominantly downhill.
I get that fitness and pacing is part of it but OMG WTF is that stage above?
 

Gary

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If we're still speculating on Sam's form/excuses. He mentions him and Kelan also ate dodgy calamari in Petzen here:
13mins ish