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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Enduro Racing

I've raced twice on my bike. That is if organized races are the only ones that count. Otherwise, every time I get on my bike it's a race. I digress. Last year's race was the Bell Wasatch Enduro and this year at the new, improved Bell Enduro Cup. Both times were the same course. I was completely average, finishing 26 out of 54 in my class and 69 out of 140 overall. But I had a great time. I chatted with lots of other racers, checked out Ross Schnell's new Trek Remedy 27.5, and said, "Hey" to Brian Lopes (not pronounced "Lopez"). I don't know of any other races that give you time to hang out and have pros and joes hanging out together. To give you an idea of what enduro is-essentially just trail riding as fast as you can-I recorded the last stage. It's a bit long, but you can see me almost go down for no apparent reason. For those of you familiar with the trails at Canyons, this is Insurgent to lower Holly's.

1 comment:

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