It was a pretty surreal start to the Enduro World Series season this morning. Over night there were wild fires on Corral, teams staying across the water reported seeing 200ft flames and exploding propane tanks late Friday night. When we arrived this morning the hills above the town were still burning and a state of emergency had been declared. Luckily for the racing the fire did not effect the hills where racing was set to happen today, so aside from the ferry being fuller than usual with dozens of firefighters crammed on board too, it was more or less straight down to business.
Each rider has their own routine as race time gets near - whether it is some solitary reflection or watching the GoPro footage with your mates one more time.