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A Long, Long Day: EWS Course Preview - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Aug 11, 2017 at 23:46
Enduro World Series
Ric McLaughlin takes on the epic Whistler course at Crankworx. Five long, brutal stages including the longest EWS stage to date at over 9km—it looks like racers are in for one of the rowdiest events yet on these iconic trails.
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(Aug 12, 2017 at 0:25)
Thanks Ric for accurately speaking on behalf of 99.99% of the MTB population!
(Aug 12, 2017 at 9:49)
Haha, I say that every time I ride up to that on that drop on Wizard Burial Ground. Looking forward to seeing the top guys air that tomorrow.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 16:45)
It's pretty straightforward as a roll tbh
(Aug 12, 2017 at 20:50)
: yup but the way the top riders will approach that will make all of us punters look like grandma
(Aug 12, 2017 at 1:45)
"Dust and Rocks Dust and Rocks Dust and Rocks" "I'm really struggling to make sense of this" "Whaaaat... Just No"
My type of commentary 10/10
(Aug 12, 2017 at 12:19)
fuck yeah, this about MTB not about complaining!!! we want tracy all the way!!!
(Aug 12, 2017 at 15:59)
That second rockwork orange trail did look like shit design to be fair
(Aug 12, 2017 at 17:11)
: A rockwork orange is by far and away my favourite trail in Whistler. It's not as fast as Top of the world but the trail is unreal
(Aug 12, 2017 at 21:30)
: As a visitor to Whistler Rockwork Orange blew me away as a trail. Tough, tech, and inspired in how to use the landscape. The whole west side of the valley in that area has some pretty amazing trails.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 2:13)
Hats off to your man.
"It doesn't help that I have the upper body strength of Mr. Tickle after a bad case of food poisoning."
(Aug 12, 2017 at 0:47)
He didn't come across as whingeing to me. Sounded more like he was trying to get across how brutal of a day it was going to be.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 10:06)
It was a perfect summary how how every day rides would get on
(Aug 12, 2017 at 0:27)
Haha complaining about the climb to Billy's....Imagine he actually did the climb up to Howler. Much respect to those racing and as a local, can confirm, that's a huge day !
(Aug 12, 2017 at 9:51)
I was thinking "He's complaining about the Billy climb, wait till they start up to Howler". Rick got off easy.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 10:54)
: he did go up 27 switchback which is a hitch of a climb. I always go up the roost to Billys.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 21:46)
I think Ric channeled my inner monologue from every time I've ridden in Whistler. Having ridden many of those trails and knowing the area, that is one huge day on the bike. Loved when he said "...just no". I've unfortunately said that a few times before standing on top of a feature in Whistler looking down upon it. Getting it together and just riding down after that is hugely satisfying.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 6:27)
Brutal! Now please put someone with a camera on that "Whaaaat... Just No" section! I wanna see the carnage!
(Aug 12, 2017 at 9:32)
I will be there.. clicking away..
(Aug 12, 2017 at 14:16)
Watch Tippie "In Between the Tape". Shows that section done fast and slow.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 8:41)
Wow! Props to everyone racing that, but ESPECIALLY to those who aren't getting paid to do it.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 10:25)
That course is absolutely savage.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 14:00)
Just no" is going to be my motto on the uber gnarly from now on. Thanks Ric.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 9:38)
Rode stage 1 this week. Amazing stage with Ride Don t Slide being probably the best raw single track i have ever done. Good luck to all the racers.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 0:45)
think i'll be heading to pnw on a holiday instead after watching this...
(Aug 12, 2017 at 1:37)
Wow what a track. Going to be some awesome riding
(Aug 12, 2017 at 6:02)
those are kind "psychological trails",no flow,bike wants to stall all the time,dusty,hot,steep and 2,5 hours of fire road pedal?
(Aug 12, 2017 at 9:42)
Flats look like they would my choice here..and I normally run clips
(Aug 12, 2017 at 4:56)
EWS and No rain?! This cannot be...
(Aug 12, 2017 at 6:29)
It's in the forecast. Just enough to help tack up the trails and hopefully clear some smoke from the air.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 16:20)
stoked and afraid for my future self at whistler in Sept
(Aug 12, 2017 at 17:13)
riders!! make sure you replace the brake pads before every stage!!
(Aug 12, 2017 at 7:41)
"She is really hungry" ... hahaha
we all know that problem
(Aug 12, 2017 at 5:23)
(Aug 12, 2017 at 6:04)
"If you've got four arms or sawn-off shotguns like Richie rude." I know he's strong, but I didn't know he had four arms.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 8:32)
"...forearms the size of sawed off shotguns, just Richie Rude does". Makes it make a lot more sense :-D
(Aug 12, 2017 at 21:08)
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(Aug 12, 2017 at 0:19)
Somebody get Ric an e-bike, a gymbal, and a guide! Stop whingeing, you're in Whistler.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 1:43)
use a gimbal, that footage was awful.
Whaaaat?.....Just NO" lol
(Aug 12, 2017 at 1:45)
Come on man. You shouldn't ride outside of your garden! It's too dangerous for you! Do not try imitate Claudio.
(Aug 12, 2017 at 1:49)
Where's T-Mo when you need a great course preview, Ric didn't do it any justice. Saying that though, it does look like a hard arse day in the saddle..
(Aug 12, 2017 at 10:07)
Dear EWS media content providers, Ric McLaughlin is not a good enough bike rider to do course previews. It's depressingly bad to watch a terrible bike handler ride some of the best trails I'm the world. Bring back Tracy mosley
(Aug 12, 2017 at 15:38)
He's probably better than you...
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