Video: PCA Kenda-Shimano Winter Series

Jan 7, 2014
by Eric Carter  
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PCA hosted the opening round of the Kenda-Shimano winter enduro series, with 80 degree temps and a slight breeze the weather felt more like a spring event then winter.

Black Mountain is known for extremely loose and rocky conditions and it didn't disappoint this weekend, The riders were treated to 3 stages of technical riding with the top pros coming in at just under 12 minutes of combined stage time.

Chris Powell ended up the overall pro mens winner Here he is on stage 1
Chris Powell is always tough to beat at the PCA events, Here he is looking determined on stage #1. Powell once again claimed the overall fastest combined time with 11:50 over 3 stages.

Joe getting after it on Stage 3 .Joe ended the day 3rd Overall in the Pro Mens class
Shimano marketing guru Joe Lawwill is always a big supporter of Enduro racing and is also still fast on the bike. Chalk Joe up with 3rd Overall and a win on stage #1
Top of Stage 1 before the start
The calm before the storm! A few riders sitting at the top of stage #1 prior to the start. With fantastic weather and clear skies riders were treated to ocean views from the top of the first stage.

Michael Chainsaw Yartzoff from Team In-Cycle
MIchael "Chainsaw" Yartzoff at the top of stage #1. The "saw" is a regular at the PCA events and a fixture on the always strong Incycle enduro team.

Shimano Tech Support
Shimano has signed up to co-title sponsor the PCA winter series with Kenda and provides neutral tech support at each event.

Shimano goodies on display .. Hydration packs and optics are new products that Shimano is now offering.
Speaking of Shimano…Along with the always dialed in drive train and brake components the Shimano booth was displaying new products such as hydration packs and optics.

Pro Mens Podium at Round 1 of the PCA winter series
Pro Mens podium (left to right): Jon Buckell 5th (Incycle/ODI) - Tim Langdon 2nd - Chris Powell 1st (Profile Racing) - Joe Lawwill 3rd (Shimano) - Craig Harvey 4th (Shimano/Troy Lee Designs)

EC is a former top level gravity pro and one half of the PCA race promotions group
Eric Carter makes up one half of the PCA promotions group…Here EC is dropping in Stage #1 ahead of all the racers to insure a clear course.

Robert Herber is the other half of PCA race promotions
Former So Cal XC pro turned race organizer, Robert Herber makes up the other half of PCA.


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  • 13 0
 80 degrees and blue skies, god dam now I'm depressed, roll on summer eh
  • 10 1
 Pffffft, BLOODY WINTER SERIES??? !!!!!!

I hate California lol
  • 15 1
 I hate california too, It was too hot to ride christmas week. Smile
  • 10 0
 yup, the inability to utilize winter riding gear really annoys me Wink
  • 8 0
 it was seventy degrees today, a bit nippy if i do say so myself
  • 2 0
 Hahaha you bastards!! I was riding in absolute filth yesterday. More of that today as well..... Oh well, the mega is only 5 months away
  • 3 0
 I love this nice weather and all but it needs to rain. For the benefit on the trails and off the trails.
  • 1 0
 Just bought a new dakine blitz jacket.. Still waiting on rain so i can use it.. LOL!
  • 4 0
 We had such a great time at this race. XC on Saturday and Enduro on Sunday?! Great series. Norco demo's, too. ; )
  • 1 0
 Lol gosh dang California! Spent the winter there last year. But do to acl surgery stuck Nebraska this year Frown it was 4 degrees here yesterday. Great riding and vid! Looked like a blast! Me thinks I might just have to fly and do one next year!
  • 3 0
 My chest still hurts from all the dust on Stage 2! Had a great time though and can't wait for the next round!
  • 4 0
 since when in the blue hell has Southern Cali ever experienced winter
  • 3 1
 winter is generally the rainy season plus it can get somewhat cold. like down in the 40's. but this winter has been exceptionally nice Smile
  • 1 1
 Socal sucks you should all stay in the midwest and east where they get "real" seasons. Race was awesome as usual BTW. Team Better Buzz dominated the Pro Class again taking the top two spots. Since the team was formed a few months ago they have yet to lose a race!
  • 3 0
 Ohh my I hate snow! Looks like a great Race!
  • 3 0
 Was the Christian Rock soundtrack playing through the whole race?
  • 2 0
 i did this race last May. great time. stage 1 is steeper than it looks.
  • 2 1
 Ski, surf or bike, ski, surf or bike...damn I'm conflicted! I know - I'll do all three in the same day! It sucks here....
  • 1 0
 where are the locations of the next races?
  • 3 0
 Elfin Forest is the next race in early February
  • 1 0
 Thanks salespunk. do you know of a site i can go that has the schedule and locations?
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 perfect thanks i appreciate it everyone. I'm coming in the middle of all this and really would like to start racing this series.
  • 2 0
 No problem, see you at Elfin then!!
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Try out Fontana Southridge winter series starts this weekend
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Hahaha good ole Craig! Looked like a fun event
  • 1 0
 Powell with no eye-protection! Just like me...But won; holy eye batman!
  • 1 0
 This made me wet.
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