Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and the Bike Fest Paarl event played host to the season opener for the Western Cape Enduro. Magically, Friday’s hot, dry and loose trail conditions swiftly shifted to hero dirt courtesy of summer downpours, in the hours before the race start.Here’s your photo-style recap of the action.
| Words: Myles Kelsey, Images: Rob Ward |
Recently crowned SA DH Champ (Youth Men) Alexander Jonker took an impressive P9 in the overall today. There were plenty of shorter travel machines on track today. Around 120 to 150mm of travel was best.Keeping the speed high on flatter sections requires brawn and smart pacing.Chrisman De Jager gets stomping.P1 in Grand Master Men went to Malcolm Estment.Lian De Jager, P4 in sub junior – Lites.Welcome to Enduro Elizna Kleynscheldt. We hope to see you at the next round. Depending on your pace, stage one was 6 to 10 minutes long. That’s big!Chrissy Bruwer gets the tagging right. About that save on stage three Chrissy – dit vas amper! Michard Meets – just 1 second off the fastest time of the day. A semi-slick would have done it.Tara-Lea gets into the flow.Patrick Morewood of PYGA Bikes, on the limit(er) to a P5 overall.The big circuit wasn’t all flow trails…Elizna lines up the chute.P2 in Vet Women went to Caroline Krog.Stuart Krog nabbed P8 in eMTB Men.Focus is required.Alec Retief – sending it!Dale Barnard, P35 riding blind on a big bike is not a bad day out for the *youngster.Final stage frothery.Altus Rossouw – pinned into P30 overall.Full attack mode secured youth men rider a P7 in the overall. Well done Luca.Cheers to all involved for a good day out!Cheers to everyone involved. See you at the next round, Jonkershoek, 23 April. | *Click to enlarge.
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