As the temps start to drop and the air dries out, R&R coaches feel this is the best time of the year for single track riding.
Our next clinic will be September 24-25 here in Omaha but first we must get our dirt on. Ryan and Roxy will be heading west to race in the Big Mountain Enduro in Crested Butte, Colorado. Three consecutive days of big back country racing where the staged descents are timed and the rides between them are neutral. This allows racers to see the sights, get to know other racers from around the US and beyond and feel more relaxed before each stage. Unlike XC racing where it's elbow to elbow, each racer goes off on their own every minute to allow enough time and space between. It's pretty amazing to be racing between 10K - 11K feet going downhill as fast as you can. Especially being from the flat lands where our hills are seconds long. We'll be racing sometimes 15-20-30 minutes to the bottom. It's fun, scary and thrilling all wrapped into one event.
Then after that race, the explorers in us will be looking for new places to ride so we can bring other riders with us in the future. Keeping it to southwest Colorado, we hope to hit up some big back country trails around Telluride, Durango and though it's been a few years, possibly even get over to Moab.
We can't wait to get to the Great Wide Open and when we get back, school's on!