Uk Gravity Enduro Series Round 3 – Afan Forest South Wales | Helen Gaskell Coaching
So it was already round 3 of the UK Gravity Enduro series, the weather forecast was better than ever before when I have been to Wales, blue skies, dusty trails and around 25 degrees. I travelled down on Thursday night, arriving late at 2200hrs, it meant I could have a whole day of practice on Friday, the loop this time was 45 km, it was going to be a tough race in that kind of heat, something we are definitely not used too. I decided on Friday morning to run a fast rolling tyre on the back as it was so dry and some stages had a lot of pedalling in, I ran a Schwalbe Hans dampf on the front and a rock razor on the back. It worked really well, even on Stage 4 a freshly cut steep natural stage, which turned out to be my favourite. Stage 5 was also seeding on Saturday, pretty short, only 3mins 43 secs but it had the lungs working, some strong pedalling was needed on the bottom half of the stage to clear some jumps. I had 2 practice runs down so I knew where I was going, seeding went well