Fat Bikes and Enduro Racing Do Mix
I’ve never raced an Enduro. I figured there’s a reason why they’ve become so popular. Timed segments that test your downhill descending skills (of which mine are mediocre) mixed with some un-timed climbing segments (of which I’m decent at). The Kamikaze Bike Games were in town, and racing was in the air. I rode the Fall Century on Saturday with a Wounded Warrior for Disabled Sports, so I wasn’t able to race the XC Mountain Bike Race (unfortunately, the schedules conflicted).
The Enduro was on Sunday, and I was jonsin’ to get dirty – so what the heck? I decided to do the Enduro on the fatty bike.
I inflated the tires to a whopping 12psi (I pinch flatted a couple weeks ago riding hard on Richter at 5psi – so I wanted to play it safe). I kept my 32:21 gearing, which in hindsight was a mistake because…
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