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Video and Race Report: East Africa Enduro Series 2021 - Round 1

Mar 20, 2021
by gravity-afrique  



Now in its fourth year, the East Africa Enduro MTB series is second only to the South African series in the African enduro scene. Kijabe was brought to the limelight by Adam Davis, a local kid whose grainy GoPro videos then were good enough to lure Brian Kennedy of BKXC fame to Kenya some 3 years ago as part of his Africa trip.


90 Second mashup



FULL RECAP


The 2021 East Africa enduro season got off to a dramatic start in Kijabe. After 7 of 8 stages over two days, only 1 second separated the leader and the rider in second. 1 SECOND. In the end, the rider in first fell into an awkward creek on the final stage, trading his 1 second lead for over 50 seconds behind in second. Full results on WebScorer: Find previous years' events in this YouTube Playlist.




Podium - Men
1st Place - Shabaz Anwar
2nd Place - Lance Orwa
3rd Place - Peter Horsey
Podium - Women
1st Place - Sandra Attermo
2nd Place - Lauren Horsey
3rd Place - Carla Espost



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Show off #1 - Shabaz Anwar
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Show off #2 - Ianson Krigla



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If the cliff doesn't get you, the thorns will - Ken survived. That time
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Take off
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How to go fast - Step 1, grit your teeth

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Peter Mwako showing how it's done
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Lauren got caught up in traffic
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Shabaz going for glory




Carla couldn't lose focus if she tried
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The main man Peter Mwako - Doesn't he look pro?

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Sam - Our hardtail hero!
Farhan trying not to scratch his Scott



Earth 0 - Lance 1
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Earth 1 - Lance 1



BIKE CHECKS



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Lance's Dartmoor - Praying for a complete pair of gloves, and a cycling helmet
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Shabaz won on his Marin-On 26' wheels too. IKR


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Lauren's Santa Cruz - With Pink and purple bling
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Peter Horsey's Yeti - Sorry, dentist-mobile


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Zacck's Giant - Another sweet retro rig
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Ian on his big boy Giant

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Kennedy's Rocky Mountain - Sweet AF
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Carla's Liv




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Ian got away with this.
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The doctor prescribed Minion DHFs, he got Rekons. Can't blame anyone really
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A broken hand ended Ken's race. Get well soon



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Thanks to Two Tyred Tribe for the winners' prizes.



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Shuttling: The East African way

Gravity Afrique: Instagram: @GravityAf YouTube channel: Gravity Afrique
Peter Mwako: Facebook @ Peter Mwako
Adam Davis: Instagram: @ adam.a.boss Youtube Channel: Kijabe Mountain Biking


8 Comments

  • 2 0
 Thanks Pinkbike!! It feels great to be featured here. Our little enduro scene is definitely strong and we invite y'all from Whistler, Squamish and everywhere in the MTB world to our awesome, natural and beautiful trails!! Yeooww!!
  • 2 0
 Awesome. Thanks pinkbike for highlighting this event. We are all excited for the recognition????????. EWS in East Africa? Maybe let’s see.... but it starts with such recognition. Thanks @gravity-afrique for the article and race coverage
  • 1 0
 Thanks Ian! Gotta get an EWS campaign going. Target 2023?
  • 2 0
 So good!
  • 1 0
 Yess!! Your baby's all grown now. Ha ha
  • 2 0
 @gravity-afrique: so proud! Such an honor to be involved and to see you guys carry on the torch.
  • 2 0
 This is so awesooooome!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Loki!!

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