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.
Photo: Adam Craig showing us the lines.
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.
Photo: Dylan Wolsky.
Stage 3 was short and sweet and riders that knew how to carry speed did well.
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.
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! FULL RESULTS HERE
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 TeamOpen Women
1 Leonie Picton - Arbutus Routes
2 Amanda Sin - Kona
3 Tara Mowat Open Men
1 Douglas Chalmers - Raceface - Knolly Bikes
2 Craig Wilson
3 Michael Watt Junior 15 & Under Men
1 Ruben Guibert
2 Jack Cormack - Royal
3 Layton Meyers - RAD Racing NWJunior Under 19 Men
1 Conrad Murdoch Raceface / Santacruz / smith optics
2 Jason Eiswald
3 Merin S Pearce - Knolly KnationJunior Under 19 Women
1 Laura HoltMaster 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!
James Reenie and Leonie Picton hold on to the Kazoom
Leader Jerseys after round 2.
Photo: The amazing volunteer crew chilling after a hard days work looking after all the riders.
All images by Scott Robarts.
Thanks everyone from the team at BCES