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BC Enduro Series and Cascadia Dirt Cup Combine in North Vancouver

May 11, 2015
by Canadian Enduro  
BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

What a day on the North Shore. 300 riders arrived at the start line for what was Round # 2 for the Osprey BC Enduro Series and a combined race of Round # 1 for the Shimano Cascadia Dirt Cup Series presented by Cannondale.

Its was great to see such a big representation from Washington coming up to check out the trails on the North Shore. The course for sure put everyone to the test no matter if you were a local or come from a far. Riders set out on course in different directions: Pro/Elite Men and Master 40+ Men set off to stage 2 to start with, doing it in order of 2, 3, 4, 1. This meant they had to save enough energy for the toughest and longest stage at the end of the day. The Open Men, Juniors and Women, doing the order of stage 1, 2, 3, 4 got to put their skills to the test right off the bat with a line up of Corkscrew, Salvation, Pingu and Pangor - a full body beat, old school, mind game from top to bottom.

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Photo: Adam Craig showing us the lines.

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results
Photo: Others didn't quite find the same lines!

This lead into Stage 2 which was the start of Severed into Asian Adonis - which provided some flow, berms, and doubles mixed in with a few ladder bridges at the start. This stage seemed to be the favorite of the day.

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Photo: Dylan Wolsky.

Stage 3 was short and sweet and riders that knew how to carry speed did well.

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results
Photo: Josh Carlson hitting the doubles.

Stage 4 started with a multi line option right out of the start gate, take the safe left line 's' turn, or hit the chute right down the middle with a triple drop move, this lead into some amazing trail work that Martin and Penny have been working on, on lower Severed, then down some high speed old school bridle to blair range, both with many line options amongst the cobweb of roots.

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Photo: Leonie Picton making the triple drop straight line look like a breeze.

Everyone was praising the trails on the shore and the amazing work that NSMBA do. It really is an amazing community with so many volunteers and riders that all pitch in a hand to come help keep the trails in shape. The BC Enduro Series and Cascadia Dirt Cup Series donated $2500 to NSMBA as a thanks for supporting the North Vancouver race on the Seymour Trail network. Your work is truly appreciated!

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

FULL RESULTS HERE

Giant Factory Team
Photo: Giant Bikes taking over the podium!

Pro/Elite Men
1 Josh Carlson - Giant Factory Off-Road Team, Dissent labs, SPY Optics
2 Adam Craig - Giant Factory Off-Road Team
3 Yoann Barelli - Giant Factory Off-Road Team

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

Open Women
1 Leonie Picton - Arbutus Routes
2 Amanda Sin - Kona
3 Tara Mowat

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

Open Men
1 Douglas Chalmers - Raceface - Knolly Bikes
2 Craig Wilson
3 Michael Watt

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

Junior 15 & Under Men
1 Ruben Guibert
2 Jack Cormack - Royal
3 Layton Meyers - RAD Racing NW

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

Junior Under 19 Men
1 Conrad Murdoch Raceface / Santacruz / smith optics
2 Jason Eiswald
3 Merin S Pearce - Knolly Knation

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

Junior Under 19 Women
1 Laura Holt

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results

Master 40+ Men
1 Dave Pfaffenberger - Procity Racing
2 Lars Andrews
3 Rich Marshall - Derailed, NRG, 7mesh
3 Andy Moore

All the Podium Winners walked away with a fresh bag of Bean Around the World Coffee to get them jazzed up for the next race! They also got a selection of Race Face product, Osprey Packs, Alpinestar Gear, or Cash!

Those that weren't so lucky to make the podium still got a chance to win a selection of Smith Optics Pivlock Sunglasses or Forefront Helmet, Race Face product and Alpinestar product. The Bond Training 2 x $50 vouchers this round went to 16 year old Anthony Palandri and Angela LeFebvre who for both of them was their first ever mountain bike race - way to go for choosing the Nth Shore to be your first race!

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James Reenie and Leonie Picton hold on to the Kazoom Leader Jerseys after round 2.

The amazing volunteer support crew chilling at the finish line after a hard day work out on trails looking after all the riders.
Photo: The amazing volunteer crew chilling after a hard days work looking after all the riders.

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All images by Scott Robarts.

Thanks everyone from the team at BCES and CDC

BC Enduro Series - Sunshine Coast Enduro
BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results



58 Comments

  • 14 0
 As for photos they are coming, I have dozens more photos of Open Men/Women, Juniors and Masters. They don't just process themselves and I don't put up photos straight out of my camera. If you want banger photos of yourself shredding then you need to be a little patient. They are coming.
  • 3 0
 im just hoping I got one good pic in there. I was busy eating **** when I saw most of the photogs. Smile
  • 2 0
 I got a couple of photos of people almost eating sh** out there, funny thing is I always stop shooting when I see a crash happen, of yeah - it is because I am ducking. Almost got wacked in the head by a flying bike the past weekend.
  • 1 0
 Yeh same, I had a massive stack right at the start of stage 4. Must have been least 4 photographers there. Hopefully someone got some mid air shots! Would make the pain today all worth it. Forgot to ask any of them at the time though.
  • 2 0
 @tomlynchwatson, Are you the guy that ended up in a heap kind of off course part way down the bank at the bottom of the gnarly section?
  • 2 0
 @tomlynchwatson How are today Tom? The sounds of your crash was gnarly enough, if the photos are half as impressive..
My high speed spill at the end of stage 4 cost me a mid pack finish for sure.. here is the aftermath..
instagram.com/p/2hmXNKjVPV/?taken-by=denomerdano
  • 1 0
 I had one foot out almost eating it at the top of 4, so who knows. Maybe there's hope. Smile
  • 1 0
 Yep sounds like me, actually woke up less sore than when I went to bed which was surprising. Have done that line a dozen times with no issues, not quite sure how I messed it up so bad on race day! Didn't come last though haha even with a 20 minute sit down. And the bike came out unscathed. Just need a new helmet and I'm good to go in a few days. Bit jealous of the other guy getting his crash pic in the writeup too.
  • 2 0
 @DrPete I definitely ate it at the top of 4. I had an existential crisis about my line choice at the worst possible moment and ended up hopping down at least one drop trying to not fall.
  • 1 0
 I had two line options in my head for #4...and given that the starter asked me to wait a good 1-1.5 mins meant that there had been carnage below. Therefore I went with line choice #2 - S turns.

Just below that where it opens up, I managed to pogo off one of the drops (tried to double to consecutive drops, ended up catching the rear wheel and boooing) which resulted in a lovely endo.
  • 1 0
 Ya I didn't get to see your crash @tomlynchwatson but we sure did hear it up at the starting area and it sounded rowdy. I stuck my head around the corner and you and your bike were strewn off the trail with an EMS guy hovering over you.
Glad you were able to get back up, albeit slowly.

The other guy (in the above picture) jumped up and rode away immediately... so you get the award for worst crash of the day in that spot for sure!
  • 1 0
 Yeh @HpSauce they just asked me general concussion check questions. but the hips definitely took the brunt of it, both of them somehow.
I followed a very similar line to the very last guy in your video, but when he veered towards the last tree on the right he quickly corrected, I didn't....
Never noticed that top right hand option Yoan and others took, will have to check it out next time!
  • 8 0
 Megan / Scott, You are guys are doing a great job. Great upgrades and improvements from last year. Becoming very professional with good local content and strong efforts to find the balance between the professional, wannabe professional and recreational riders. Your efforts will only help in the building of a great little brand for the BC Enduro Series.
  • 6 0
 The comments here about photos are an interesting dialogue on what people are looking for in coverage of local races. As a photographer I always try to get my most banger shots of the pros, and that is the first priority to get to the editors, but it seems apparent that the audience here wants to photos of all the regular folks out there shredding just as much if not more. I guess I need to get to work on those photos - and there are many !! Smile
  • 3 0
 Getting banger photos of ourselves is half the fun!! Thanks for taking whatever photos you can, much appreciated
  • 3 0
 Rest assured that we'll complain either way. Smile
  • 1 0
 I bet the guaranteed money comes from the pros, but I like supporting local folks and would love a great pic of myself as well haha. Thanks for the hard work of being out there, getting the shots and processing them. I just followed you here on PB so hopefully this is the best place to find the pics when you get them online.
  • 1 0
 @RSDeuce - the best place to track links that go up with be the FB Page www.facebook.com/bcenduroseries
  • 5 0
 Okay all you monkeys Smile I just upload 181 photos from the race, hopefully you can find yourself in there shredding somewhere. 52 comments on this post, I guess that shows the community is alive and well, I hope you guys and girls like the photos! Cheers.
  • 1 0
 Thanks @srobarts , some great photos in there.
  • 2 0
 Many thanks! Do you have a paypal or other way for getting you a few $ in beer money? I found two of me in there, and I will call it my own fault that I am not flying through the air during either of them haha.
  • 4 0
 This coverage makes it seem like some sterile UCI world cup race when it wasn't! Awesome community, riders, and supporters out there this weekend, you guys should be showcasing the community and the people that made it happen. We love the pros but 300 some people didn't show up to see them.
  • 3 0
 Direct Message from the photographer: "srobarts PLUS (23 mins ago) [Edit]
As for photos they are coming, I have dozens more photos of Open Men/Women, Juniors and Masters. They don't just process themselves and I don't put up photos straight out of my camera. If you want banger photos of yourself shredding then you need to be a little patient. They are coming."
  • 4 0
 3 out of the 10 riding photo's above are pro's the other 7 are of other riders (as you call it 'community' riders). Not sure what all the big deal is about the pics. I had a handful to choose from to get the post up asap after the race as old new is no news to most people and we can't wait a few days to put it up. Then when Scott (@srobarts ) gets a day or two to sort through and edit the rest of his photo's (after he works his other day job) then they get posted online, so just relax and give him a day or 2. He busted his guts out there all day Sunday trying to capture every stage, then went straight to his mom's after awards to spend the evening with her for mothers day. Any other photographers out on course were there on their own will and I don't know who most of them were as they just showed up, so as I get more links sent to me from those, I will also add them to FB as well. @zion-i @denomerdano @cogsci
  • 1 0
 Just heard from another photographer that said he was out there shooting some pics! Thanks Dave LeBlanc www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155484904515142.1073741834.590400141&type=1&l=424e93a27a
  • 1 0
 @bcenduroseries If you read my comment again, it was not a comment of impatience. it is actually the opposite. I was stating that, instead of a half hearted race results post and podium shots in flip-flops, which all the competitors saw right away anyways, it would have been way more valuable to WAIT a couple of days, gather all the AMAZING shots Scott (@srobarts) and others captured and do a finely curated post with a video.
Our muscles are still aching.. I would have benefited from a 2 day break. Smile

I am a professional photographer and know exactly what it takes to get out there and shoot, finish and present a project, small or big. I was so slow that I spotted 10s of photogs along the stage and many people with iphones. I have no doubt many photos, videos will surface.
I have the patience, the journalist who posted the article didn't.
The race was a quality event from start to finish and it was a pleasure being a part of it. I especially thank the food stop ladies who boosted our destroyed moral..
my comments come from a deep compassionate place..
  • 1 0
 @denomerdano maybe I said it wrong - yes we would love to wait 2 days to post but we can't, Pinkbike want the news asap and in the press release world, old news is no good to them. So it has to go out that day or by latest the next day. Then we follow up with all the rest of the photo's during that week once they come in. We actually had a Pinkbike photographer that was booked to shoot as well and do the article but he got turned around at the border coming up to Vancouver on Saturday, so we did the best we could. We need to work out a way to gather all images that were out there. We only hired Scott to take photo's and as you said there were many photographers out there and I never know who they are. Many are most likely people getting images of specific friends? I am not sure. But unless they make themselves known to us that they took photo's then we never find out or see them. Also good to know that people don't want to see podium shots - I know the juniors love to see themselves up there! but we can exclude podium shots if that is what most people want??
  • 1 0
 Thanks. Found one of me in there.
  • 1 0
 Nice! I wish it was a reasonable price to pay and remove the watermark though... $14 for a single picture, digitally? Are people insane?
  • 5 1
 If you want to keep good photographers out there doing races... They haul a bunch of expensive equipment out into the woods to get those shots that nobody else got... $14 is actually quite a bit more reasonable than many race photographers I've seen and the quality is good.
  • 1 1
 Fair enough.
Personally, I'm not willing to pay $14 bucks for a single picture ESPECIALLY as a digital download. I'll be content without pictures of myself or hope one pops up somewhere.

EDIT: Although I reserve the right to change my mind because vanity haha
  • 3 0
 Great race, and while it was more about survival for my first trip to the Shore and my first enduro, I had a blast and will definitely be back for more! If there are trails like that down in WA I haven't found them!
  • 2 0
 Perhaps it is just how the story is written but it sounds like they started at the top for every race. Isn't that called down hill racing? If this is Enduro, where did they climb?
  • 2 0
 There was a climb in-between each stage
  • 1 0
 Most stages had climbs in them. Stage 1 was especially painful
  • 1 0
 I ride these trails. Im curios what trails were climbed. Pics are great!
  • 1 0
 First climb was from old buck up to the power lines, then a vicious hike up incline to the top of Corkscrew. From the bottom of Pangor it was back to old buck, then Baden Powell to the top of Severed. Transfer from 2 to 3 was shorter with less climbing. 3 to 4 was a decent climb with a mix of riding/hiking.
  • 5 0
 Pangor had a nasty climb right in the middle of it, stage 4 had a punchy longish climb near the end. If it sounds like a dh bike would have been ideal for the timed stages then thats just how it sounds because dropper posts and strong legs sure played a major roll yesterday.
  • 1 0
 The climb on Pangor was death, especially since I slipped off the skinny at the bottom with my HR at like 185. Smile The climb on 4 was painful at the end of the day too. Definitely need to work on my fitness because I had nothing left to deal with those bursts.
  • 6 0
 Sounds painful. I can't ride Old buck/ BP to severed in one go!
Then do North Shore DH with jelly legs.
Mad props to all who did this race.
  • 3 0
 Yeah I wouldn't go so far as to say I wanted my mommy but I definitely could of used a hug and a warm cup of hot chocolate on those climbs lol.
  • 2 0
 That hike up Incline though...made you reconsider this whole biking thing. And me being the smart guy I am, decided to pre-climb it on Saturday so that I knew where to go...
  • 2 0
 The climbs were killer. Mandatory hike-a-bike + steep switchbacks + long distance, I mean I would be surprised if 30 of the riders rode 80% of the total. I know that the pros and other folks are in GREAT shape but to do all that and still be competitive on the down? Wow if you rode every inch that was possible.

I am completely wasted today.
  • 2 0
 Tons of fun for my first endure. Well run event and a challenging course. Stage 1 was gnarly!
  • 6 8
 Dont care for the podium photos or pros riding..we know they can do it well..

where are the photos of Open Men/Women juniors and Masters??? the underdogs...
I would have waited 2 more days and gather photos from the dozen photographers I passed on the stages before posting this.
Only saying this because I had so much fun racing, i want to see the shit eating grin on my face in the photos..
  • 4 0
 +1 For the underdogs, don't give two shit about the pro's to be quite frank.
I want to see my friends having a blast!
  • 3 0
 Last week at SSC, a lot of amateur photos were posted in the photo album the article photos were taken from, so keep an eye out!
  • 3 0
 Direct Message from the photographer: "srobarts PLUS (23 mins ago) [Edit]
As for photos they are coming, I have dozens more photos of Open Men/Women, Juniors and Masters. They don't just process themselves and I don't put up photos straight out of my camera. If you want banger photos of yourself shredding then you need to be a little patient. They are coming." @denomerdano
  • 2 0
 Well, a friend I ride with made the podium. Kind of ride with, I only see him for a few seconds when he takes off and at rest stops.
  • 2 0
 That's great, im not detracting from your friends accomplishment in anyway.. i just don't care... personally there's a lot more people who don't make the podium, who's story's id love to hear and laugh about, share some smiles guys, its not all about being #1 out there.
  • 1 0
 I also never follow, and don't give a $hit about racing, unless someone I know, or me is racing. I've been riding a long time, and am a super bike nerd but never developed an interest in what pros are doing. I think it's great that people are out there doing it though.
  • 2 0
 As always, had a blast, can't wait for round 3!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah Josh yeeeeww!!! Frothing!!!! Smile
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else take photos for this?
  • 1 0
 Congrats Pfaf!! Good job!





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