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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Oh yes
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Utah on cleanup duty. ;-)
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Mens and womens courses are identical. The ews 100 did 5 stages, while the EWS Pro (referred to as EWS) raced 6 stages (so for this race, that was an extra toll road climb and run down upper jbar). You also have to qualify for the EWS. No qualifying requirements for the EWS 100. The ews 100...
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Stages 2-5 went awesome- really happy w my efforts- had a good time, good mental state, put down sprints where I could and had some decent stage results. I caught the girl ahead of me on stages 2 & 5- quick pass on 2, but had to patiently wait for a good spot to pass on 5. Cooked myself pretty...
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Pro stage on sat- I don’t think I recapped, so here it is: I made it through the top section of upper jbar really well. Caught the girl in front of me and made a pass on a dicey spot, but eeeked past without wrecking. Got through all the gnar and thought, sweet, smooth sailing from here on out...
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    How amazing is that chant??
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Stages 2-4 preview in the afternoon. Pretty straight forward. Back at tha farmhouse Pat, Italian Mike & former Olympian Mary made a killer dinner.
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Rode the toll rd from the top of the lift. I clocked in at 46mins at a steady pace (and fresh legs) w one back stretching break. Water station at the scenic lookout and at the top, so I can carry way less on me tomorrow. I’ll be doing this climb 2x tomorrow and then 2x again on Sunday (at the...
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Breakfast at the farm. Then off to burke Mtn: Friday, today, is training day for everyone. The ews100 folks are riding stages 2-4 (lower Mtn) this morning while I go pre ride stage 5 - rude awakening to camptown. It rained pretty hard last night, so it’s a bit slick up top.
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    It’s not the person in particular- he just happens to currently be the fastest guy riding these days. Ews has always had a time minimum for race duration. The qualifying races do as well. So as the top riders get faster in general as the sport evolves, the courses become harder.
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Got into the farm house air b n b on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to @Meatball Mia driving part of the way I got all the work done I needed to get through so we hit KT for some riding. Luckily for me and Mia, @UtahJoe forgot to bring his shoes in the car we drive to KT so he ended up shuttling...
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    The finishing chute beer hand up had an awesome label w the names of all the stages incorporated: And the race chute swag bag had a solid Italian vibe:
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Had a great start to stage 2 (first stage of the day) was absolutely drilling it into the rock line- can’t believe I didn’t flat, super fast into the loamy steep switchbacks. Swooped through a few smoothly and was feeling real good about things until my front wheel washed on… a root maybe, don’t...
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Wow, that sounds like quite a story! Glad to be inspiring some love for this area- it is pretty incredible here!
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    EWS Adventure 2022

    Couple of pics from the rollout/finish of stage 5 area, and they have water fountains all over (all different) with ice cold fresh water- delicious!
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