Slabs, Slams, Slop, Sun, Stoke and a Bush Doof | The Derby EDR through the lens of Justin Castles
Enduro racing has returned to Derby. Even though it’s not called the EWS anymore, the tiny town in Northeast Tassie turned it on for the third time, welcoming the world’s best to its trails. Granite was the story of this year’s race, with geology put front and centre on the slabby new stage built specifically for the event, named Cuddles.
Early in the week as riders and teams arrived, things looked pretty grim, and the weather was extraordinarily Tasmanian. The trails were soggy, riders were saturated, and the giant boulders were unpredictable. However for race day, the sun came out and began to dry things out, leaving the granite still a little iffy, and the dirt running quite slow.
One thing was consistent, however, and that was the crowds. The hecklers came out in force, and the spectators were thick and rowdy on every stage.
Once again, Justin Castles was on the ground to capture all the chaos and the characters out in the bush, and to bring you the vibe of the second stop of the Enduro World Cup at Blue Derby. So sit back, and enjoy.
Don’t miss the action from Maydena, where Justin and Kristina Vackova scaled Abbotts Peak to capture the vibe of the first Enduro World Cup.