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Ashland Enduro! - Kyle Warner

Ashland Enduro! - Kyle Warner
Ashland Enduro! - Kyle Warner
July 02, 2012 -  Kyle Warner    

So this past weekend "23/24th" was the first ever Ashland Enduro Race and the only word to describe it was Epic! This race was the second of the five round Oregon Enduro Series and the field was absolutely STACKED. Over 300 racers registered to compete in the first ever Ashland Enduro with over 65 Pro men. The race was broken up into 4 stages two 4 minute stages one 7 minute stage and the final stage was a 23 minute sprint through hell. The Format was amazing and helped create a very relaxed atmosphere with two stages on Saturday and two stages on Sunday the racers had plenty of time to hang out together and talk to friends new and old. After a solid two short stages on Saturday I was sitting in 15th place overall and was really excited to hit the mountain Sunday and try to hold on to my position! Sunday morning rolled around and news came down that the top was covered in snow due to the storm that hit the night before needless to say I was excited I love riding in adverse conditions and really was looking forward to my race. As i took the start gate I had Carl Decker lined up behind me which was really cool to be lined up amidst riders of his caliber after having a two solid stages the day before. I tried my best  to mentally prepare myself for the long stage ahead and when the they counted down 3.2.1 It was on. Its hard to recount 23 minutes of racing but I had a solid run the whole way down and without pre riding the course I felt surprisingly comfortable and before I knew it I was Listening to the ring of cowbells and people cheering as I came into the finish area. When I crossed the line I felt like I had tried my best and was very happy with my effort. In the end I finished 17th on the weekend and was roughly 1.5 minutes off of the win. I am really looking forward to the next three rounds of the Series seeing as each round suites me better than the last and my training is only going to make me stronger towards the end of the Season. I am shooting for a top five before the year is done and with all of my great sponsors by my side I cant wait to achieve my goals!

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