Race Report: Enduro Racing Returns to Utah with the Youth Enduro Series Round 3

Jun 24, 2020
by Robert Herber  
Photo Credit Rob Reed
Round 3 of the Youth Enduro Series was held at the beautiful Brian Head Mountain bike park in southern Utah on Fathers Day weekend.
Photos by: Logan Gallager, Rob Reed and John Calin

The lifts may have been closed on this weekend but that didn't scare these riders away!

Style check: who did it better?

2020 Round 1 winner TJ Mortensen takes on Stage 1 in his leaders jersey

Top finishers in each class
Advanced Boys 15-20 - Preston Johnson

Boys 17-18 - Brandon Avery

Boys 15-16 - Logan Bonn

Boys 13-14 - Bradley Hannig

Boys 10-12 - Diggy Russell

Nick Calin takes the final drop at the Timberline trail

Rider Nick Calin shows us the fast way over the huge rocks on stage 2

Photo Credit Rob Reed
Riders were treated to various challenges from wide open flow trails to tight switchbacks.

The next round will again be held back at Brian Head Mountain bike park on July 18th. Check out our website for more details on the Series Finale YouthEnduroSeries.org

Looking way out ahead as the speeds were high on Little Glitter trail!

Photo Credit Rob Reed
Boys 15-16 rider Marcus Reed looks fast as he tackles the rocks of stage 2

Photo Credit Logan Gallagher
An extra special shout out to all of the Fathers that came out to the race and participated with their kids.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors who make this all possible!
Intense Cycles
Visit Cedar City / Brian Head
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  • 16 0
 Dont grow up kids, Utah doesnt have Enduro racing for adults.
  • 3 1
 Blows my mind. I've lived in SLC for 7 years. So sad Scott Enduro Cup didn't make it. Northern Utah is so damn XC. Everyone rolling around in leotards on groomed trails talking about V02 max.
  • 3 1
 I was looking at the pictures hoping to see a kid with an under 3000 bike. I was disappointed.
  • 2 0
 Brother I’ve got you. The abajo enduro is a race in Utah. It’s not anything special like the Scott cup but it’s something.@Nwilkes:
  • 3 0
 @Supergirl56: hi, I’m Marcus and I have the red commencal and my bike was $2,700.
  • 1 0
 @Nwilkes: TRUTH!
  • 1 0
 @spokesbros99: I raced it 2 years ago. Fun chill race
  • 6 0
 It seems like everyone is back to racing. But me on the East coast? Nah. We can’t even to rides with our teams. At least I’m not in the U.K.
  • 17 23
flag pdxkid (Jun 24, 2020 at 5:39) (Below Threshold)
 Well, Utah is a special kind of stupid, I mean Freedom loving Americans! If only we could shoot the Covid with our guns out on BLM land... Covid cases are rising and high lately and the state is contemplating another shut down.
  • 19 11
 Don't be jealous, they're now scaling back the COVID Community Task Force despite Utah having 300-500 new cases daily, with a higher percentage of tests coming back positive which indicates its spreading. Soon enough we will be at 1,000 new cases a day like Arizona and Florida who are taking the same Trump-ish approach to handling this by doing nothing.
  • 8 3
 Rural areas don't require the same approach as mega cities
  • 1 0
 Mid Atlantic Super Series just updated their schedule. Looks like July 19 for first enduro and Blue Mountain August 2nd. It can be debated if thats enduro or multistage downhill but ill take lifts any day Smile
  • 1 0
 Yeah you right and they are still doing things to Stop it. @hamncheez:
  • 3 1
 @hamncheez: Utah has a higher percentage of its population in urban areas than any other state. Sounds crazy but it is true.
  • 2 1
 @arandomJohn: I guess that makes sense, nearly all of us live in the Wasatch Front. That being said, for whatever reason Utah has only had 160 COVID related deaths. Maybe because we spend more time outdoors?
  • 3 0
 @hamncheez: Less obese people than other states who are the most at risk of dying from this, regardless of age.
  • 2 0
 @hamncheez: Utah has the 9th highest urban population in the nation at 90.6 percent, meaning that the population is concen-trated in urban areas (src: gardner.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/UtahAtAGlance-Final1.pdf)
  • 3 1
 @deadflat: Yes, but despite that we have a very low COVID related death rate (confirmed cases is a poor measure because it relies completely on test penetration of the population). If I had to postulate a reason why, I would say its because Utah is the youngest state by average age, and COVID seems to mostly affect geriatric patients.
  • 2 1
 @pdxkid: I can't say this enough in enough places; flatten the curve NOT avoid the curve. If our hospitals aren't being overwhelmed, then there isn't actually a problem. 100% of us will likely eventually get this, and 99% of us will survive, that is excellent and sad simultaneously for within the 1% are many loved ones lost. Even at 1k cases a day in Utah, a very small state population wise, it'll take nearly 10 years to cycle through everybody. 3.2 million/1k cases/365 days a year.
  • 1 2
 Thank you doc. That’s why they are working on a vaccine so it won’t be 10 years
  • 4 4
 @spokesbros99: lol vaccine? you sheeple can have all of the vaccines. I will stick to building and maintaining a healthy immune system... Which is exactly the opposite of what the people creating the vaccine want you to do... Hence the lockdown and mask-wearing...

Wearing a mask reduces blood oxygen levels from 100% to 90% within 10 minutes. If you maintain a 90% or lower blood oxygen level for too long, your body starts killing brain cells. Not to mention recirculating your own air which turns into carbon monoxide, and we all know how deadly that can be.

  • 2 0
 @Greener43: While I agree with you that the health costs of wearing a mask are largely ignored, and I didn't even wear one when I went in for surgery a month ago, the evidence of the effectiveness of vaccines as a whole is too large to ignore. That doesn't mean this one will be effective, but we should expect it to be based on previous results until actual data comes in.
  • 1 3
 @hamncheez: Based on previous results? A majority of vaccines have more risks than rewards. For example, The simple FLU vaccine contains Neomycin (www.drugs.com/sfx/neomycin-side-effects.html), Formaldehyde (www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=219&tid=39#bookmark05), Aluminum (globalhealing.com/natural-health/concerned-about-aluminum-dangers), and more...

You cannot sue the vaccine manufacturers directly for vaccine injury thanks to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546). What that means is if you do "sue" for vaccine injuries, the multi-billion-dollar companies are not getting hurt, the lawsuit actually goes to the government and "we the people" are the ones paying the legal fees via taxes.
  • 2 1
 @Greener43: I rarely digress out of bike riding but this guy gets it ITS a HOAX! The medical community is a lie first the polio vaccine and now this! The CDC only recommended masks because they KNEW there wasnt enough to go around and the government WANTED people to make and sell their own masks at flee markets to supplement their lost wages as TAX FREE income. Upside, if you have less oxygen to the brain the other big lobbying companies get to exploit your lower brain function to sell you more diet soda and its a perfect spiral. All sarcasm, i just wanted to make sure i understood the hoax correctly?
  • 1 0
 Dude you need to chill @Greener43:
  • 1 2
 Nobody cares @hamncheez:
  • 8 0
 Diggy Russell is a top 10 name for sure
  • 2 0
 For sure - came for Diggy pictures, left disappointed.
  • 1 0
 Who has better style? The kid with one glove, that's who. He must be half Canadian.
  • 1 0
 @Alexmdmtb - yep. What team do you ride for?
  • 1 0
 Not a big one or anything. Just a local CCAP team.

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