OFF-ROAD RACING SOUTH OF THE BORDER
was approximately 35 miles long, with special tests marked
along the way to challenge your will and conditioning.
At the completely sold-out event, 284 eager racers took
the 7 a.m. green flag at the starting line in waves of four
riders each. For most, this would be the easiest section of
the day, as they quickly found out the nearly perfect conditions were leading them into the jaws of an A-rider nation-al-enduro-caliber event. The course almost immediately
dropped into mile after mile of 20-inch-wide trails lined with
unforgiving manzanita bushes and straight uphills punctuated with rock staircases, followed by run-off tributaries
lined with softball- and basketball-sized rocks that flowed
into creek bed bottoms littered with junk wood, fallen trees
The Los Ancianos rotate between their enduro and running
a hare scrambles. The enduro is a serious whoop-your-butt
event where even the gnarly racer gets hammered.
Ty Davis would never miss a Tecate Enduro. He’s a former
winner and a lover of singletrack.
Larry Roeseler, a former winner and one of the most decorated
off-road racers ever, made the transition from his Trophy Truck
to his Husky for the enduro.