Pocatello – Enduro-X race

March 14

I’ve been really itching to ride since getting my bike all put together and ready to go, as I was trying to drum up interest to go hit Cherry Creek or the Knolls word came in that our friends up in Pocatello were helping put together an “Enduro-X” race at the Pocatello Motocross Park.  I’ve never been interested in racing and I’m pathetic on a track, but Zac and Nate talked me into going up to “just ride”.  I had a ton of excuses not to go (out of shape, haven’t ridden since October, never ridden my new bike, never raced, etc. etc.) but I was just too excited to try out my new moto and had no other options.  Anyway, it ended up being a ton of fun, I was definitely in the wrong class, they talked us into racing the Intermediate/Expert class so we could all “ride together” (haha), but I wouldn’t have done very well in the Novice class either.  I think I was the only “racer” out there that would pull over and take pictures when I got too tired to hang on to my bike anymore.

The race format was pretty cool.  There were four sections to the 3.1 mile loop: 1) Track 2) Slick greasy field with a couple of ditches 3) Single-track technical rock gardens, climbs, and a snow drift 4) Back to track with log/rock jam section.  They started the race at 11:30 and ended it at 1:00, the goal was to complete as many loops as you can in that amount of time.  I was so happy to see that checkered flag when I did, I was getting ready to call it quits.  There were quite a few riders that didn’t finish, so I was happy to at least be one of the ones who did, even though I was at the back of the pack… I was just going to ride, remember?  We had a good showing from the rest of the guys though, CJ Hymas won it, Brock Buttars came in 3rd with Brandon Wallin hot on his tail in 4th.  Zac Andreason was in the middle of the pack and Levi (works for Brandon) was seriously rockin’ the novice class.  Nate’s bike sprung a water leak out of the pump seal, so he didn’t even get off the starting line unfortunately.  We didn’t stick around to see how Keston did…?

So, would I do it again?  Hmmm… ask me next week when my body stops hurting.  *Hey babe, where’d you put the vitamin-I?*

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