The VP Dirt Club Enduro was a fun ride with friends- going easy on the hills but pinned on fast, fun, descents, with timing and prizes. Who could ask for anything more? Watch the video- it tells the story!
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Session 1 was composed of 6 timed runs and saw runs averaging 2:30 with saddle time around 2 hours for 2000 feet of climbing (and descending). The overall DH flavor made mistakes costly, but there was a big incentive to ride the hardest lines as they could be worth as much as a full minute at the end of the day. Anthony Medaglia posted the fast time in the opening session of 11:59.2 combined for all 6 runs. Craig Harvey trailed him by only 4 seconds with former BMX pro Jared Kolich down by only 12 seconds.
Session 2 was held after a big break of hanging out, live blues, beer, and tri-tip sandwiches. Once the sun went down, the lights came on and the riders rolled out to tackle two timed sessions. A big thanks to Light and Motion in the night session who supported the event with free demo lights to anyone who didn’t have lights of their own. Anthony Medaglia again put the hammer down and did his two runs in 6:30.7 thanks in part to some aggressive line selection in the dark. Jordan Lopez was second best 13 seconds later with Craig Harvey 18 seconds back.
Session 3 featured the most pedaling with a slight climb that a fit rider could blast over, and also included a few floaters, doubles, a 25 footer, and a long high speed off-camber section of trail. There were 4 timed stages on the final day and Jordan Lopez got the most power to the rear wheel, hit the jumps, stayed off the brakes, and posted the fastest time in 11:31.3 followed by Medaglia in 11:33.8. Third position went to John Hauer, 18 seconds in arrears.
Anthony Medaglia turned out to be the best of the bunch with Jordan Lopez and Craig Harvey rounding out the podium in second and third respectively. Jarrett Kolich and Tom Obrien occupied the spots just off the steps in fourth and fifth.
1. Anthony Medaglia
2. Jordan Lopez
3. Craig Harvey
4. Jarrett Kolich
5. Tom O’Brien
6. John Hauer
7. Michael Cody
8. Cedar Kyes
We are also in the planning stages of a November event because the riders were so stoked on this event, and of course we are planning for a bigger 2013 event that keeps the successful smooth and mellow vibe of our first event.
Source: Erik Saunders