Video: Jesse Melamed Paces Us Through A Long Enduro

May 11, 2022 at 10:39
by Jesse Melamed  

The Squamish Enduro always promises to be a big one and this year was no different, topping out at 49km and 1900m climbed per my stats.

On the way up the final climb to the longest stage, Tom Bradshaw and I discuss our approaches to a long day in the saddle and plans for a long stage ahead.

A slight crash and resulting mechanical meant I couldn't ride this stage exactly how I wanted to. But, knowing the stage and keeping myself calm helped me pace myself so I could recover and not lose too much time.

I won the first 4 stages by enough that I still held onto the win after this stage, thankfully.

Thanks to the organizers and volunteers for putting on a great event! Stoked to have local racing back in full force.





38 Comments

  • 20 1
 jesse: it's slick as fuuuuuu....

*morgan freeman* it was indeed, and jesse was about to find out just how slick it was....


I love some good old fashioned foreshadowing! lol.

popped right up though! was also enteraining to see him go by mortals trying to negotiate that track. that was the real sign of skill and speed.
  • 4 0
 haha I need morgan freeman overlays! That would have been genius.
  • 6 0
 i heard that his power meter after this stage decided to retire
  • 7 0
 It was overheating.
  • 4 0
 Jesse looks ready for the ews seasons - I'm stoked to see how this year will turn out. Great content as always, by the way!
  • 5 0
 Thank you! Definitely feeling good and looking forward to Scotland!
  • 4 0
 Wow, that was fun to watch!!!!
  • 1 0
 Glad you thought so!
  • 3 0
 I wouldn't wanna race that. So much climbing, I would not be able to hold on during the downhill parts
  • 4 0
 That's what makes enduro so hard!
  • 3 0
 My God. I can't even see that fast.,much less react.
  • 8 0
 That's the secret, don't see, just react.
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed: Zen-like advice from my enduro hero! I am going to screen shot this conversation and frame it in my garage!
  • 2 0
 @slowerthanmydentist: haha, the best advice I've ever given.
  • 1 0
 Well done Jesse. The warp speed button on Kiki really got smashed there. Wild. Thanks for sharing this and best of luck this year.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the work you did up there! Made that stage an all-time favourite!
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed Gotta ask about rear tire, have you tried assegai in conditions like these? Or do you just always go DHR II ? both roll soooooo slow in maxgrip on the rear!
  • 1 0
 I haven't actually tried the Assegai in the rear in a long time. Remi runs it on his mullet setup though and likes it.
I think you just have to get used to it Smile The extra traction is more than worth it in my opinion.
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: Ok. For us non sponsored riders the DHR II looses its braking bite (edges get rounded) to fast if you brake on rocks so way too expensive for me in Maxxgrip. Gonna try DHRII DD Maxterra on one rear wheel and Assegai DD Maxxgrip on the other and chose depending on grip needed Wink
Really cool to see how fast you went in those slimey conditions!
  • 1 0
 @LDG: Fair enough!
  • 2 0
 The trees are approaching so quick in this squamish! Scary
  • 4 0
 Just have to focus on the trail! Not the trees.
  • 1 0
 Always feel like I'm riding on the back of speeder bike with Jesse! Some kind of Rocky Mountain prototype...
  • 1 0
 They make fast bikes!
  • 1 0
 Cheers for a good day mate - fair to say your stage pacing was a tad different to mine
  • 1 0
 Good yarn up that last climb!
  • 1 0
 Great video mate, I'm Gunna use it to explain enduro next time someone asks what enduro is.congrats on The Win as well!
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Glad to hear.
  • 1 0
 Some banging line choice sir!
  • 1 0
 Thank you!
  • 1 0
 More of these types of vid's please. Awe inspiring
  • 1 0
 Lots of them on my YouTube Channel!
  • 1 0
 The best POV videos IMHP, thank you Jesse!!!
  • 1 0
 Thank you!
  • 1 0
 so rad! Thanks for sharing this!





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