Specialized Euro Enduro - North Shore Ripper June 8-10

Jun 10, 2012 at 0:05
Jun 10, 2012
by Lee Lau  
 
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Day two of the North Shore Ripper BikeFest saw participants take to a Euro Enduro style course. Video, pics and results inside.Day two of the North Shore Ripper BikeFest saw participants take to a Euro Enduro style course. Video, pics and results inside.
The North Shore Ripper Bike Fest's Adidas Eyewear Chainless DH is followed with June the 9th's Specialized Euro Enduro.

Following a wildly successful format of new school racing, riders are timed on three downhill sections of a classic Shore loop. They can get to the downhill sections however they want with the only limit that they have to get to downhill starts by a certain individually outlined time. The riders will only be timed for their descents. The 'race' is the combined time of the three descents. The spirit of the event is a great group ride with bragging rights for the DH sections.




The course map is here. Riders were timed on the classic Shore descents

- Corkscrew, Pingu, Pangor
- Severed Dick, Shorn Scrotum (new connecting trail), C-Buster, Applicator
- Bottletop

Masochists could also do an optional climb. Apparently there's a lot of people into self-flagellation as almost half the field opted to do the Specialized Ground Control Hill climb and walked away with tires.

Pictures and results from the event are here. There are more pictures in Justa Jeskova's page, Lee's Facebook set, and this Pinkbike album and Berglind's photos for the Chainless downhill and today's Euro Enduro.

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Bottletop exit


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Clark Lewis adds style to the course


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Perry Schebel in the rainforest


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All the way from Korea, Taehyeok Kang.cannot seem to make a bad turn


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Dan Prisk prepares to ride Scrotum


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Rod Dagneau - Corkscrew


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Cam O'Donnell - Bottletop


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Nicholas LeMare - Bottletop


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Michelle Lachmann - Bottletop


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Rod Dagneau on the Scrotum


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Nicholas LeMare - Corkscrew


Presentation of prizes following the race http www.northshoreripper.com trilogy euro-enduro - June 9 2012 MEC BikeFest http blog.mec.ca events mec-bikefest mec-bikefest-north-vancouver

Prizing after the race!


Come and rip it up over the weekend of June 8 - 10th and also enjoy the free MEC Bikefest at Interriver Bike Park.

Today is the Trek Super D. Results and recap to follow, so stay tuned.
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33 Comments

  • + 8
 Hey you armchair critics, keep in mind these folks are NOT pro riders. They're all regular folks, ranging in age from young teens to 50+ These folks were riding up and down some of BC's gnarliest trails for around 5 hours, all of which were pretty damned wet, slimey (and soupy on Severed Dick!!) after a month of solid rain. The Rippers are not an actual race, they're more about having fun, some friendly rivalry on the trails we all love, and seeing who buys the first round at the beer garden at Inter River Park afterwards!

Its a brilliant weekend of events and kudos to Sharon, James and all the sponsors and volunteers who put it all together.

Think it was easy? Come on up and do it next year!
  • + 3
 It's not the singletrack wonderland of San Jose, Toronto or Fish Creek park but it's all we got !!
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  • + 8
 XC lids and goggles look pretty weird together.
  • + 15
 have you ever used goggles and an xc lid? it's pretty great
  • + 3
 Gwin does it
  • + 3
 TBH I'm too stoked about fort bill this weekend to care about this haha
  • + 3
 xc lid and dual crowns also look weird... but hey he was there so he probably had a better idea of what to put an the time than we do.
  • + 4
 Well, if Gwin does it, it MUST be great.
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  • + 3
 That was an awesome weekend of racing with a really great, laid back vibe. I find I get bored at DH races because you spend most of your weekend standing about waiting for shuttles or waiting for your race run. This was like riding all weekend with the added bonus of some friendly rivalry. Huge thanks to all the volunteers and organisers for putting all the effort in.
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  • + 7
 Tough crowd! Guess its easy when you're not there!
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  • + 5
 Cool idea and good footage Lee.
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  • + 4
 DH...XC...its all the same!
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  • + 2
 Good Luck on your Race TH. Kang. By the way, fifth photo from the top, the rider's name is Taehyeok Kang.
  • + 1
 강태혁 브라보... ㅋㅋㅋ (한국말로 댓글이 되는지...ㅋㅋㅋ)
  • + 2
 Thanks! Corrected - he is an excellent rider
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  • + 2
 not sure that you need a downhill for this
  • + 11
 agreed. but go with what you know, and run what you brung.
  • + 3
 I think quite a few people don't have more than 1 bike though
  • + 3
 yes i only have one
  • + 4
 There are climbs (not timed) and descents (timed). Of course many will run All Mountain rigs, but some will ride the bike that offers the possibility of the best results for the timed sections. It is racing after all.
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  • + 1
 is there pics from the airbag?
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  • + 1
 Those trails looked gnarly! looks like a good time.
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  • - 2
 the video looked almost leisurely. Not much of an enduro?
  • + 3
 To be fair it was greasy conditions beyond belief.
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