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Title: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 15, February, 2017, 09:06:45 AM
Just a reminder that entries are on sale now!


Got mine  :D
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: CormacP on 15, February, 2017, 10:15:23 AM
I was undecided on this, but the 110 entry fee sort of makes the decision for me!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: SoaringPanda on 15, February, 2017, 10:18:13 AM
All signed up
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: will_c on 15, February, 2017, 10:44:39 AM
Signed up too!

Was a pity the entrance fee was a bit higher than the other venues alright.. but sure, paid it anyway 😂
Title: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 15, February, 2017, 12:15:20 PM
Signed up! Not planning on doing much racing this year so that took the sting out of the fee for me.

Now to finally go ride in Carrick!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: David D on 15, February, 2017, 12:37:57 PM
I was undecided on this, but the 110 entry fee sort of makes the decision for me!

Jaysus that's steep.


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: krezi on 15, February, 2017, 01:48:25 PM
I was undecided on this, but the 110 entry fee sort of makes the decision for me!

That's very pricey....
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Muddy-Fox on 15, February, 2017, 06:29:30 PM
I was undecided on this, but the 110 entry fee sort of makes the decision for me!
Wise words from a Crazy Man who likes to Whip !!


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: ruth:D on 08, May, 2017, 05:50:02 PM
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There were a few late cancellations for the Sunday Wicklow EWS race .  If you have any friends / teammates that might like to race, registration for these final few open spots is available at : [/size] (https://ews2017.eventbrite.ca/)https://ews2017.eventbrite.ca[/url][/color][/color][/size] .[/size] [/color][/size]The entry dea[/size]dline would be May 14 as we will be finalizing the start list as soon as the EWS rankings  have been updated following the Madeira EWS this weekend.   Please also note that the entries have been offered to all the riders on the waitlist as well – once the race is full again the system will display “sold out”.[/color] [/font][/color][/size]Registration for the Saturday Challenger race is also still open until May 12 if you have any friends / teammates that might be interested in that race instead.  Online registration for the Challenger is available at: [/size][/size]https://wicklowchallenger.eventbrite.ca[/size][/font]

Email from EWS - Some spots for both races if anyone feels like joining. Go on ;)



Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 22, May, 2017, 03:31:17 PM
So the course map was supposed to be released yesterday at 18:00. They released the main race map but I'm assuming that it will the same for us challengers. It makes things simple for them: Challenger race stages 1-4 and full race stages 1-6.


Does this mean we'll have to spend all our time on Friday trying to ride rocky descents?!  :o :P


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Craigsy on 22, May, 2017, 04:11:56 PM
Was a little disappointed we don't get to do Stage 5 or Emerald Expresss ha

Stage 1 a great trail and great opener. Stage 2 the flat out hold onto your jocks in the rocks stage. Stage 3 How's your trials skills. Stage 4 fun top flat bottom

Excited now
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 22, May, 2017, 04:14:30 PM
Has anyone received an email with details? Was hoping we'd get to do stage 5 or 6 instead of 3  :(
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 22, May, 2017, 04:28:32 PM
Has anyone received an email with details? Was hoping we'd get to do stage 5 or 6 instead of 3  :(


So is Stage 3 (here we go) previous years Stage 2?


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5 looks like the new one, was really hoping we'd get this  :'(
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 22, May, 2017, 04:30:07 PM
Yeah last year's stage 2


No, Stage 1 is the new one. 5 is the IDMS one, (with the ski jump)
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 22, May, 2017, 04:33:03 PM
Yeah last year's stage 2


No, Stage 1 is the new one. 5 is the IDMS one, (with the ski jump)


Ah ok cool. What's 3? the other rocky start from the top?


That's Friday's practice sorted - ride the top of stages 2 and 3 repeatedly.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Craigsy on 22, May, 2017, 04:44:45 PM
Yeah last year's stage 2


No, Stage 1 is the new one. 5 is the IDMS one, (with the ski jump)


Ah ok cool. What's 3? the other rocky start from the top?


That's Friday's practice sorted - ride the top of stages 2 and 3 repeatedly.

Yeah 2 is the one that starts with the fast flat out straight down the rocky gulley, stage 3 is the one with the trias type top where ya have to hop up onto the ledge at the start. No mail sent out but the notes are on the EWS website and they say we do stage 1-4. Practice stage 3-4 from 10 til 1:30 then stage 1 and 2 from 1:30 to 5
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 22, May, 2017, 04:58:15 PM
Yeah last year's stage 2


No, Stage 1 is the new one. 5 is the IDMS one, (with the ski jump)


Ah ok cool. What's 3? the other rocky start from the top?


That's Friday's practice sorted - ride the top of stages 2 and 3 repeatedly.

Yeah 2 is the one that starts with the fast flat out straight down the rocky gulley, stage 3 is the one with the trias type top where ya have to hop up onto the ledge at the start. No mail sent out but the notes are on the EWS website and they say we do stage 1-4. Practice stage 3-4 from 10 til 1:30 then stage 1 and 2 from 1:30 to 5


Ah so 2 is last years stage 1?


and 3 is last years stage 2 (as per the vid above).


Clear as mud!


 ;D
Title: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 24, May, 2017, 08:23:36 AM
So who is heading down from the club for the challenger?
Myself and mantas are anyway 


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 24, May, 2017, 08:43:46 AM
I'm in
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 24, May, 2017, 09:05:28 AM
Me too, any plan to meet up for practice on Friday?
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: SoaringPanda on 24, May, 2017, 09:06:53 AM
I'm in. We should try and get a MAD wave for Saturday.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 24, May, 2017, 09:11:28 AM
Me too, any plan to meet up for practice on Friday?
No plan yet but that's what I was trying to sus out .

What time are people heading down for . Any where good to meet up ?


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 24, May, 2017, 09:11:57 AM
I'm in. We should try and get a MAD wave for Saturday.
Sounds like a plan to me


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Craigsy on 24, May, 2017, 09:50:57 AM
Yep I'll be down for practice ready to roll at 10ish and get a MAD wave signed up. Meet by the stage?
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 24, May, 2017, 01:18:17 PM
Sounds good to me. Sign me up!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 24, May, 2017, 01:52:32 PM
Yep I'll be down for practice ready to roll at 10ish and get a MAD wave signed up. Meet by the stage?
Both new to racing and a bit thick , what is a wave ?


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 24, May, 2017, 01:54:20 PM
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/07/ralph-wave.gif)




Basically up to 6 people can register to start the race at the same time. There's usually only 5 or 10 min between waves so if you have more people than that you can easily sync up if you get 2 together.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 24, May, 2017, 01:56:46 PM
Hahaha (https://media1.giphy.com/media/YQszQPfyhKqNq/giphy.gif?response_id=592582e40c25d6eaedefcf18)
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 24, May, 2017, 01:58:45 PM
Thanks guys . Glad someone could clear that up . It all makes sense now


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 24, May, 2017, 02:32:05 PM
I used computers and a team of software developers to come up with this

EWS 2016 stageEWS 2017 stage
12
23
3N/A
4N/A
54
65
76
N/A1
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 24, May, 2017, 02:46:14 PM
I think you're wrong with the last 2 Stephen. Emerald Express is now stage 6 and the new one is 1.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 24, May, 2017, 02:46:48 PM
I used computers and a team of software developers to come up with this

EWS 2016 stageEWS 2017 stage
12
23
3N/A
4N/A
54
65
71
N/A6


Fire the lot of them!! I don't think they took the new stage as stage one in to account?!  :o
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 24, May, 2017, 02:56:13 PM
Should have hired some QA people too :D
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 24, May, 2017, 03:05:19 PM
Read the map wrong. Feck off the lot of ye! I probably brought ye on your first spin to Carrick! I know two riders already DQ'd for infringements on Sat  :P

EWS 2016 stageEWS 2017 stage
12
23
3N/A
4N/A
54
65
76
N/A1
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: krezi on 24, May, 2017, 08:42:44 PM
Read the map wrong. Feck off the lot of ye! I probably brought ye on your first spin to Carrick! I know two riders already DQ'd for infringements on Sat  :P



LOL!!! ;D
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 25, May, 2017, 09:20:35 AM
My self and mantas will be down there from about 9 . I'll see you down there


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 25, May, 2017, 09:27:51 AM
Looking like I won't be able to get there until 11
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: krezi on 25, May, 2017, 12:09:28 PM
Anybody knows when top 10 pros are on each stages on Sunday?
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 25, May, 2017, 12:57:46 PM
Hi Pawel,

Greg Callaghan's start times are here:

(http://www.emeraldenduro.com/images/walking%20route%20final%20v1.jpg) (http://www.emeraldenduro.com/images/walking%20route%20final%20v1.jpg)

I think he will be the last rider on each stage because he's ranked #1 at present. Not sure if they are going on current results or last years overall Series standings. I reckon if you get in place at least 30mins before Greg's times you'll get to see the top bunch

PS the normal running order at the end of each stage (after all the amateur/unranked racers) is the Female Pros go first and then the top 30 Male Pros
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: WeekendWarrior on 25, May, 2017, 09:08:28 PM
Best of luck to all MAD racers at the weekend. Hope to get down Saturday at some point.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: DylanW on 25, May, 2017, 09:38:42 PM
Best of luck to everyone racing this weekend and especially our well deserved wild card Ruth...
Give it sox y'all🤘🤘🤘

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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: nmcgreen on 26, May, 2017, 11:52:10 AM
2nd that.  Best of luck to all racing.
I'll be shouting for you all from my marshalling post at the end of stage 4 on Sunday
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hywel on 26, May, 2017, 02:50:23 PM
Someone from the challenger wave let me know what time you will start each stage tomorrow. I'll be taking photos but not sure what time I will get down there. Same goes for any of you doing the main race, I'll be tracking Ruth around the mountain, but will try squeeze in others if possible!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Craigsy on 26, May, 2017, 05:14:47 PM
Myself, Mantas, John B and Stephen F setting off from village at 10:20 so up at the start of 1 probably 45 mins from then. Challengers don't get individual stage start times so it's a bit of guesswork
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 26, May, 2017, 07:08:11 PM
Myself, Mantas, John B and Stephen F setting off from village at 10:20 so up at the start of 1 probably 45 mins from then. Challengers don't get individual stage start times so it's a bit of guesswork
You planning on ditching me 😱

Hywel, if you gimme your number I can probably send you a quick text when we're about to start each stage.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 26, May, 2017, 07:23:58 PM
I'll be two minutes behind them
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hywel on 26, May, 2017, 08:21:26 PM
Cool Aaron, I pm'd you. Great James, 2 minutes will give me time to catch my breath!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hutch on 27, May, 2017, 08:41:47 AM
Best of luck all ✊️


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 27, May, 2017, 09:14:37 AM
Just walked the last section of stage 4. A bit different to yesterday :-) Get your sliiide on!

Best of luck all ye racing. I'll see ye at the finish of #4 
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: ccw on 27, May, 2017, 09:33:34 AM
can't make due to work.   Where is the best place for up to date results ?  twitter? World enduro site?


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 27, May, 2017, 09:40:02 AM
Piddling down now!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 27, May, 2017, 10:04:50 AM
Just to let ye know I've moved the end of stage 4 to the pub in Glenealy
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 27, May, 2017, 10:12:33 AM
:-)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/7b3bb386a18bdfb360b8df5b5d9e0a6e.jpg)
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: DylanW on 27, May, 2017, 01:18:39 PM
can't make due to work.   Where is the best place for up to date results ?  twitter? World enduro site?


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http://www.enduroworldseries.com/live/

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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: David D on 27, May, 2017, 03:17:32 PM
Great results from the Madsers in 19-29 cat, a win for Jayo and 3rd for Scrivo, John & Conor doing well too. Other good placings too in 30-39.

Fair play to y'all, specially with the shitty conditions.

Fair play to the Marshalls too. Wouldn't fancy being out there today.


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 27, May, 2017, 04:38:05 PM
That was a savage spin . Fast in some places super sloppy in others . Great mix


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Stephen McMullan on 27, May, 2017, 05:00:30 PM
Well done folks. Great seeing y'all racing today. Savage result for Jayo and Scrivo.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 27, May, 2017, 07:32:59 PM
Great day on the bike. Tried to stay upright and ride smooth. Defo need to work on fitness and stop sitting down for the pedally sections.

Well done to all the MAD riders and marshals 🤙🏻
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: muckwarrior on 27, May, 2017, 07:44:02 PM
Jaysus that was tough. Easily the worst conditions I've cycled in. I have to admit, I felt pretty miserable on the climb to the last stage. Couldn't wait to get in the car and turn on the heat.

Didn't do as terribly as I thought. Weirdly stage 1 turned out to be my best despite having a big off. Luckily my brakes were feck all use, so I had no choice but to go fast on the quick parts of 2 and 4 :D
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: SoaringPanda on 27, May, 2017, 07:52:04 PM
I started off in survival mode but dropping into stage 1 realised there was a fair amount of grip. Stage 2 went ok but I made loads of small mistakes throughout. Stage 3 was my best stage and apart from one stumble at the top was smooth. Stage 4 was a disaster, took a big tumble half way down and just couldn't recover and get back into it. Two tough days on the bike anyway.


Huge thanks to Stephen, Steve, Keith and all the other Marshals! and best of luck to all racing the main event tomorrow.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: ccw on 27, May, 2017, 08:01:08 PM
can't make due to work.   Where is the best place for up to date results ?  twitter? World enduro site?


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http://www.enduroworldseries.com/live/

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Cheers


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Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hywel on 27, May, 2017, 08:03:26 PM
Well done all, those were savage conditions - I had flash backs to Glentress earlier this year 😲 I think I got some photos of you all. Had a hard time keeping the camera dry, hope it still works tomorrow!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: AussieSteve on 27, May, 2017, 08:09:17 PM
Well done to all the MADsters that made it around to Carrick today.  Unbelievable conditions, but moods were high.  Looking forward to tomorrow, and and end to the rain!
Good luck to those racing tomorrow!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hywel on 27, May, 2017, 10:31:21 PM
Here are a few shots of you MAD folk today in the Challenger - only got there for Stage 4. JamesR, I didn't see you? Hope you all enjoyed it and felt right at home in the lashing rain!
https://goo.gl/photos/ewrLkYJaabC7eEgL7 (https://goo.gl/photos/ewrLkYJaabC7eEgL7)
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 27, May, 2017, 10:36:01 PM
Here are a few shots of you MAD folk today in the Challenger - only got there for Stage 4. JamesR, I didn't see you? Hope you all enjoyed it and felt right at home in the lashing rain!
https://goo.gl/photos/ewrLkYJaabC7eEgL7 (https://goo.gl/photos/ewrLkYJaabC7eEgL7)
Ha cheers for that.
I have no idea what that expression on my face is, somewhere between fear and confusion
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hywel on 27, May, 2017, 10:39:36 PM
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Ha cheers for that.
I have no idea what that expression on my face is, somewhere between fear and confusion


I didn't recognise you at first ... still don't think I do.
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: johnbelling on 27, May, 2017, 10:41:35 PM
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Ha cheers for that.
I have no idea what that expression on my face is, somewhere between fear and confusion


I didn't recognise you at first ... still don't think I do.


To be honest I scrolled past my photos at first glance, didn't recognise me either
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Mantas on 29, May, 2017, 09:35:22 AM
Here are a few shots of you MAD folk today in the Challenger - only got there for Stage 4. JamesR, I didn't see you? Hope you all enjoyed it and felt right at home in the lashing rain!
https://goo.gl/photos/ewrLkYJaabC7eEgL7 (https://goo.gl/photos/ewrLkYJaabC7eEgL7)




Once again thanks for great pics. Amazing weekend, loved every second of it. p.s. its not about the result , it's all about the best picture :)
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: James R on 29, May, 2017, 10:31:52 AM
Here are a few shots of you MAD folk today in the Challenger - only got there for Stage 4. JamesR, I didn't see you?


I had a silly mechanical at the top before I started Stage 1 so that pushed me back about 20mins. I hope you didn't hold on too long. Not a day to be hanging about  ;D
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: LeahMc on 29, May, 2017, 10:37:08 AM
Fair play lads :) Conditions were so tough!!
Title: Re: EWS Challenger
Post by: Hywel on 29, May, 2017, 10:37:42 AM
Here are a few shots of you MAD folk today in the Challenger - only got there for Stage 4. JamesR, I didn't see you?


I had a silly mechanical at the top before I started Stage 1 so that pushed me back about 20mins. I hope you didn't hold on too long. Not a day to be hanging about  ;D
Damn that sucks! Yeah I legged it after a few minutes... only to stand in the rain waiting for Ruth on stage 6. Was fun watching people getting caught out by the tree in the windey gully section on 6 though