We're back in the Poconos for the second round of Maxxis ESC Specialized Enduro racing, this time at Stroudsburg's Glen Park. Due to its cental location, this venue draws racers from both north and south, which sets the stage for epic battles on race day. Although we have raced here for a few years, the Pocono Bike Club have done a great job switching up sections of trail, keeping even those who have ridden here many times on their toes. In the past the stages have been flat out with some technical bits mixed in but this year racers were forced the become acquainted with sharper corners and several more sudden changes in speed. Although the trails of Glen Park lie on only 500' vertical, with five pedal transfers and temperatures in the 90's, this race was anything but a cake walk. The only thing thicker than the air this weekend was the mountain laurel filled Pennsylvania forest.
Words and photos: Andrew Santoro
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