Another remote start on the final day took us out to Greenwood Furnace, an early iron ore mining location. The historic trails took in 4 enduro segments in a route that eventually finished back at camp some 6hrs later. Conditions started fast and greasy but in a repeat of the previous day the weather soon flooded the hardpack sections and liquefied the loam. Another solid day in the saddle and solid result at the end.
Dodging other riders walking down the shoots. Photo Firespirephotography
Enduro #1 was a standout stage in a day that delivered 3 of the best stages of the week. This rare section of steep gradient was proceeded by a world class stretch of unrelenting mossy rock riding. Photo Firespirephotography
Bigger speeds on stage #1 and sniper rocks have their consequences. Ed and I both sprinted out the stage on a rear flat. The Hutchinson tyres were awesome and only having one flat each the entire week was proof of this, for most people it was a daily occurence. Photo Firespirephotography
Ed has just noticed that the trails turns right through trees at the bottom of this fast shoot. #firespirephotography
The Enduro Overall 5 Day Winners by Category. #firespyphotography
Kudos to the organisers of a unique race here in Pennsylvania. I doubt it would be possible to find a another event that combines such diverse riders, equipment and terrain. I have relished the chance to push my bike and body so deep and i feel it can only help with building speed for the season ahead.
Garmin Stats Day 5
6hrs 21 total ride time
171 Max BPM
130 Av BPM
Overall Stats for the Week
22hrs 4min Actual Riding Time