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- gisburn forest , United Kingdom
- Male / 37
Has been ~1993
Gisburn Forest Trailbuilder
Bike skills seem to be improving - but still shit.
KevDUK KevDUK's video
May 7, 2013 at 16:55May 7, 2013
I've not had the van long and its not yet fully a camper, but this is just the sort of thing I knew would would an easier, cheaper and more enjoyable trip with a decent size van. So up with Ben, and meeting up with Mark, Alastair & Ross up there - some serious riders Mark won the Elite class at National Gravity Enduro at Innerleithen last week (I was 71st Master). Riding with fast guys as a benchmark helps me to push and know where the true limit is .... Thanks for waiting for me on the transitions :) Stage 1 isnt in the edit, it took me 12 mins, 4km basically flat, 1 up on boggy moorland, and 1 down on a wide track spinning out my top gear - one for the fit XC boys not great to watch - although is was over 50% of the timed stages. Stage 2 was a short steep fresh cut descent. A real challenge to ride blind with no practise - easy to get caught out (and I did) and no clear line at times. Stage 3 was my best, finished 3rd fastest master. Top half was slightly downhill, boggy in places moorland and then into a nice interesting wooded lower half. Only the lower half makes the edit. Stage 4 was down the Dunkeld downhill track, really need to know where your going for this one, riding blind was hard work - although while resting from the transition did walk down the top 25% and watch some riders lines & offs.
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May 7, 2013 at 16:52May 7, 2013
KevDUK JohnyCook's article
Apr 30, 2013 at 12:17Apr 30, 2013
UK Gravity Enduro Round 2 - Innerleithen
I had top fun there, was a good event. Way down but hey-ho.
KevDUK RichardCunningham's article
Apr 12, 2013 at 7:30Apr 12, 2013
Pinkbike Poll - Should the UCI Restrict DH Racing to 26-Inch Wheels?
Lets face it, Racing is where its proven or disproven that something is better/faster/more relaible. Did, in 1995, we limit suspension travel to 3" ? Is there a limit on how wide or narrow your bars can be? How about limiting tyres to 2.5" ? Would that be OK. Can you use both flats or SPD's in DH? Allow it - its the ultimate test, on some courses it may be faster, on others slower - thats what racing is for - THE ULTIMATE TEST! If it's better then we know its not just a marketing ploy, if its not, it will be shown up as complete bollocks. Thats it, stop whining about it, and UCI - get a F**king grip.
KevDUK BrianMonks's video
Apr 8, 2013 at 15:41Apr 8, 2013
KevDUK Robsta's video
Jan 20, 2013 at 15:28Jan 20, 2013
KevDUK KevDUK's video
Jan 9, 2013 at 15:00Jan 9, 2013
KevDUK onlinebully's photo
Dec 18, 2012 at 5:38Dec 18, 2012
KevDUK mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 11:40Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
I agree with the Article, the main thing about a DH bike is really you can only use it properly on uplift days, for general riding you want something that makes the ups easier as thats where most "average" riders struggle. The easier the ups are the more of them you will do, that means more downhill sections in a day :) I've been riding since 1990, and even now will pick up my 1993 hardtail, with 35mm of elastomer front suspension and take it out for a spin to keep my skills sharp. My gnarly bike is a Heckler for uplifts, and a superlight for faster XC. The bike I have used most this year is a 1997 Sintesi hardtail which I've done 600 miles on this year according to Strava, Vs 250 on the Heckler ...
KevDUK dudesofhazzard's article
Nov 20, 2012 at 13:59Nov 20, 2012
Video: The Dudes Of Hazzard 'This Is Enduro Now' Enduro
Top weekend, congrats for taking the punt on an event like that, where it was, in November, just below the snowline :) I had fun even if slow :)