Gravity Enduro 2017 – Ballinastoe

Round 1 of the Gravity Enduro Series kicked off in Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow this year. The weather leading up to and during the event was mostly dry, allowing for great trail conditions, save for a few sniper roots.

The event took place earlier in the season this year, so no sea of lush ferns to ride through on Stage 3 🙁 Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Chatting makes the transitions easier. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1, just for the tight & rooty corner that was taking many riders out. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1 road drop into the dark, dark woods. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 1 road drop into the dark, dark woods. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
A fast & straight descent in Stage 3 allowed for some sweet pan shots. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
A fast & straight descent in Stage 3 allowed for some sweet pan shots. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
A fast & straight descent in Stage 3 allowed for some sweet pan shots. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
A fast & straight descent in Stage 3 allowed for some sweet pan shots. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
A fast & straight descent in Stage 3 allowed for some sweet pan shots. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Scenic transitions. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps! Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 berms to reward those who survived the chute. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 berms to reward those who survived the chute. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Stage 5 berms to reward those who survived the chute. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Finding the way through the saplings in Stage 5. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Finding the way through the saplings in Stage 5. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Finding the way through the saplings in Stage 5. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
Finding the way through the saplings in Stage 5. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
The smell of the finish line lingers, with just a few corners to go. Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series at Ballinastoe in the Wicklow Mountains.
With Round 1 concluded, it’s off to Ticknock in Dublin for Round 2!

 

Full results here:
http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2017/GravityEnduro.ie1/stage1_enduro_course.html