SMITH ENDURO | Golden
This round was Smith Optics sponsored race, they support the entire series, but choose one race on the East and one on the West that gets them stoked and we couldn't agree more.
What started out as an ambitious goal--to race the never before raced T4 Ridge--truly caught some people's attention. Unfortunately, the 5 days leading up to the race were plagued with torrential downpours. The original goal of sending riders down the T4 Ridge into LSD was culled, so instead we headed into the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for a true 'DownDuro', minimal climbing, maximum competition.*Race Directors Note
I really want to thank all the participants and the community of Golden for their patience and understanding. As an event organizer, your goal is always to maximum fun and create the best possible experience. However, as a fellow mountain biker and secretary of the club in Kamloops, I'm always conscious of the race's impact to the local trails. I understand that anytime you ride a trail, you've in one way or another left your mark on that trail. Trails are ephemeral and the inherent result from riding them is to expedite this. Ultimately, the decision we made was to cancel the original course and keep the entire race in the Kicking Horse Bike Park, where the results from the race can be better managed.
A massive thanks to Ryan and Emile at KHMR, they were so accommodating in our short notice switch over to the bike park and they extended a warm welcome to allow the event to still be a hit! David Gagnon from Higher Ground Sports was crucial in this, as his connections with the community helped ensure that we had a great course despite the weather!
Thanks to the Higher Ground crew for hosting round number three of the OSPREY BC Enduro Series (BCES) EAST, presented by Smith Optics at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden. - Megan.Let's Get to Racing!
The race was supposed to take place ion the T4 Ridge - that was the plan at least - and as such, full-face helmets were mandatory for all racers. But we had to run a *weather alternative* route to not cause undue damage to the sensitive trails. So the actual race course was:
1) Northern Lights
2) Rockgarden > it's a ten > chute to view> home run> it's a ten> showdown
3) Upper krazy pants
Thanks to Higher Ground Sports and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for being so accommodating. Big thanks to Golden Cycling Club for their patience!Race PhotosPhotographers
Mucho respect to the men behind the lens.
James Cattanach photos are here
.The After Party
We always like to down a few beers, throw some high-fives, and B&*-S^%T about why we didn't come first, and part of the Osprey BC Enduro Series experience is doing this with two-hundred of your best friends!Osprey Amatuer Fastest Time
Osprey Packs is handing out a hydration pack to the fastest amateur time at every race. This Viper 9 Hydration Pack, going home to a ridiculously fast amateur.ResultsFull Results: Click Here
To view series results check them out on Roots and RainU15 Men
Pos No. Name Team Time
1st 152 Mateo Massitti | 00:15:29
2nd 132 Shane Orban | 00:16:45
3rd 134 Bailey Petersen | Calgary Cycle | 00:18:01U21
1st 151 Evan Wall | Giant Bicycles / Ridley's Cycle | 00:15:11
2nd 143 Andreas Massitti | Knolly | 00:15:40
3rd 145 Jacob Tooke | Olympia Cycle and Ski, Smith Optics | 00:15:4321-29 Men
1st 162 Flo Steezy | 00:15:44
2nd 119 Mitchell Mason | #KaisThugLife
3rd 128 Zach Singer | 00:16:1930-39 Men
1st 80 Pierre-Alexandre Couture | Higher Ground Mountain Sports | 00:15:50
2nd 79 Jean-Francois Labrecque | Derailed | 00:15:58
3rd 153 Brady Starr | Starrtrail Solutions | 00:15:5940+ Men
1st 54 Shane Kroeger | Derailed Enduro Racing | 00:15:18
2nd 156 Reg Mullett | Raceface, NOBL, Calgary Cycle | 00:15:23
3rd 38 andy bostock | higher ground sports | 00:15:41U21 Women
1st 136 Sena Odyakmaz | Outside Radbike | 00:20:45 Open Women
1st 29 Julie Marshall | Derailed Enduro Racing | 00:16:58
2nd 158 Megan Rose | 00:17:24
3rd 157 Jennifer McHugh | 00:17:26Pro Men
1st 6 Stu Dickson | Devinci Cycles / NRG | 00:14:43
2nd 1 David Harder | Cube bikes, Nobl, NRG, Ospreypacks, Raceface | 00:14:45
2nd 148 Yannik Schulz | Higher Ground Mountain Sports 00:14:45
3rd Nick QuinnThanks
Massive thanks to those that helped make this stop one to remember and who provided some awesome volunteer incentives!
• Cam at IGA Golden
• Off the Wall
• Bean Bag Coffee
• Element Therapeutic
• Cedar House
• Bacchus Books and Cafe
• Jita's Cafe
• Kicking Horse Resort
• Rockwater Grill and BarA massive thank-you to this year's series sponsors and supporters
• And anyone who Volunteered with us and anyone who helped with a shuttle, a beer or a spare tube!Rossland
In two weeks we are heading to Rossland for the first round of the Canadian National Enduro Championships (CNEC). This event is hosted by cycle eye coaching - Ryan Kuhn and supported by Tourism Rossland and Red Mountain Resort. Expect:
• Free Camping at the Base of Red Resort
• Discount on lodging at Red ResortWe Need Help!
We're always looking for parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or injured riders to help out!
What you'll get:
• Post-race meal and drink
• Discount entry on any other race, for you or for a friend/kid/dog
Contact Diana: email@example.comNeed Something?! More Information?
• Athlete Inquires | firstname.lastname@example.org
• Volunteer Information | email@example.com (Diana)
• All other inquiries | firstname.lastname@example.org (Event Director)#SMITHisMTB
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