A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER
Todays stage profile had the XC stage racers chomping at the bit, with the R.B Winter State Park, a 45min shuttle from camp, offering fast and comparatively smooth trail. A torrential downpour early on changed the conditions dramatically with the Enduro specialists at the back of the field floundering in the wake of the XC animals who unleashed their big engines on the drier fast rolling trail at the head of the race.
A drive through Amish country on the way out to R.B Winter State Park
Traditional farming methods and values
Before the rain came. Enduro #1 combined fully tapped singletrack with flat 50m rock gardens
2hrs in of what became 5.5 hrs. Flooded double track and shredded singletrack for the remainder of the day
131 Av BPM
163 Max BPM