This past weekend (July 14th) saw the Oregon Enduro circus invade the hills outside of Camas Washington. The trails Thrillium and Cold Creek provided one of most extreme enduro courses in North America that turned the tables on the XC oriented riders that have been dominating the series so far. There was still a surprising amount of pedaling mixed into the course, which made tire choice very important. Heavier DH tires would grip better and provide better protection from flats, but single ply trail tires were much faster on most sections.
The new Mega AMs arrived in time for this race and the slack and stiff frames, coupled with plush Marzocchi suspension, shined on the rough and sketchy course.
Graz – 1st – Sport Men’s 40+
Michael – 3rd – Expert Men’s 19-39
Tony – 2nd – Expert Men’s 19-39
We also had a couple guests racing with us this weekend. Moe Hutchison from, team sponsor, DirtyJane.com decided to try out enduro racing after a 7 year hiatus and Jenny Konway, who is quickly making a name for herself in the mountain bike world.