Race Report // 2014 UK Gravity Enduro // Round 1 Ae Forest

Race Report // 2014 UK Gravity Enduro // Round 1 Ae Forest

Let’s clear one thing up. I’ve read a few race reports from round 1 of the Gravity Enduro stating that it’s a sport for retired downhillers. While this may be true I’d like to let everyone know I have definitely not retired from downhill. Downhill is still my sport of choice, I just love racing and Enduro has a lot of racing.

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Low and fast Photo – Ian Linton

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Race Report // SES Round 1 // Nevis Range 2014

Race Report // SES Round 1 // Nevis Range 2014

Scottish Enduro Series

The analogy “If you juggle too many balls you’ll drop one eventually” is one that is probably quite apt, especially since I can only juggle with three balls… on a good day.

It’s Friday, 3pm and some boxes have just turned up at the door. The boxes contain some of the parts for my new Enduro racing machine and it’s like christmas x 10 opening them all to find the shiny goodness inside. The pleasure is short lived as the bike needs to be finished for practice the following day and unfortunately not everything has arrived. In the confusion of trying to coordinate all the deliveries from all the different sponsors I’ve forgotten one.

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Van Conversion 2

Van Conversion 2 – The Steve Diaries

Steve’s coming along nicely. Next up was the roof, I stuck some kingspan to the roof and held in place with some sticks creating a treated pine forest.

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Van Conversion

Van Conversion 1 – The Steve Diaries

After using a borrowed vehicle for the first two years Sick Skills has finally purchased a business owned vehicle. Behold….. Steve:

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Steve is a medium wheel base medium height roof transit packing 100hp of duratorque goodness. Steve is currently going through a makeover which I’ll be documenting here.

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Race Report || SDA Round 5 || Fort William 2013

Race Report || SDA Round 5 || Fort William 2013

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Low and fast – Ian Linton Photography

On the run up to the SDA at Fort William Sick Skills was busy! 5 of the 7 days prior I was coaching up Fort William and the other 2 where spent coaching elsewhere. I got to work with some great people and it was so cool to see people learning and improving from Sick Skills coaching sessions. Very promising for the future. Hit Read More to check out a couple of future champions.

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