Video: Course Preview for the Derby Enduro World Cup 2023

Mar 31, 2023 at 3:32

 Join Josh Carlson as he takes you onboard a VERY wet course preview of round two of the UCI Mountain Bike Enduro World Cup - Derby, Tasmania Through the raindrops, Josh gives us insights into tackling the six physical stages that will test the skills and stamina of the worldâ€™s best enduro riders! The sun is shining today and the tracks are drying out leading to ever-changing conditions.— UCI Mountain Bike World Series

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Stoked to see this course. Proper/classic Enduro where it's not just a series of DH-lite races but one with elements of attrition/survival over a big old day.
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That's what I meant with my comment. What attracts me more with enduro is the diversity of the races,and the ability of the racers to adapt.
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i wish we could get videos with more talking
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No shuttles,stages with pedaling bits,challenging weather?
2017 called,they want their enduro back.
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just interested: How do people from the US calculate the incline?

It's pretty easy with a metric system (i.e. stage 2 188m/2420m = ~8%). How would you do that with 617ft / 1.51miles?
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They use the inclinometer on the scope of their rifles.
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The "standard" system is silly, as it makes otherwise simple calculations complex. So, the short answer is that we don't calculate incline, we just say "that sh*t steep!"
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convert miles to feet
• 8 0
Wing flaps of a bald Eagle
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I think it's measured in yeehaws per gallon. Or cups.
• 27 0
I take what Strava calculates and add a couple percent depending on who I'm talking to.
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Nering out here.

FYI that calculation isn't correct. Gradient is the same as slope, or rise over run (horizontal distance). For small slope angles, your calculation is a good approximation but it won't work as the slope angle increases.
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Maybe they have a different % unit
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@lkubica: you need to convert to football fields and boeing 747s, then the calculation is very straightforward.
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@hansbauck: ;-) yeah you're right. I should first use Pythagoras. I'm fine with ~8%, though.
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We americans don't calculate anything.
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We look at the terrain, squinting against a low sun, then nonchalantly remove a piece of straw from the corner of ones lips and say "I reckon it'll be an 8% slope".
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617ft / 1.51mi / 5280ft per mile = ~8%
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@a-b-c: I bet you are fun at parties
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@lkubica: Maths is cool, mate. Parties are way more fun when there's interesting people at them.
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Number of school shootings - MC squared..
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@TimMog: But you do realize that we are simply being sarcastic here? This is simply primary school math.
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14 and 5/18ths cheeseburgers obviously
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do you think they walk the course with their chihuahuas?
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So - Live timing. We kicking off yet where it is, how bad will be. The race kicks off at 9am Local EST in Tasmania. The link in Insta by UCI_WorldMTBSeries says use this link in Bio

Last race here was a red banner after progressing through this page to the link to the event, but even that is not there his time. WTAF is going on with just watching and participating with this series?
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These maps they use to illustrate the trails are useless. You have no idea what the terrain actually looks like.
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As I slog away at my computer, it was gratifying to see that even Josh Carlson can have a bad day at the office. Hope it dries up for the actual racing, though!
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time to cut those bars back to 720!!
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These trails look so fun!
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Stage 3 is for Richie.
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Have i missed the memo on why there is no Fantasy League this season?
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They don't want to go through all the work of getting the winners their prizes.
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So a while back Pinkbike sold itself to a big company called Outside Interactive Inc, which had recently raised a bunch of VC funding to buy up a bunch of outdoor focused media. Pinkbike did this because Outside mostly promised them all of the good things the extra funding could bring, like having their own world cup DH team. But then the economy started looking less rosy, and Outside started doing things that all companies that have to report to investors did, they started making cost cutting measures in order show that they're managing the big company really well. This resulted in the complete shutdown of multiple media outlets they had just purchased, as well as firebombing cyclingtips (Pinkbike's sister site that was sold to outside with the Pinkbike purchase) so bad that every editor quit to start their own cycling media website.

Anyways, that all leads up to pinkbike having less nice things.
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pity about the pinkbike fantasymtb If you want, there is a new project (FANTAmtb)
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@jaredmh: I for one am shocked and appalled at this unique and surprising development.
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That looks like such good riding aside from the too-wetness. I'd love to ride that area.
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765mm handlebars?! What's next, 26" wheels?!
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Let's get back to roots of enduro.