SRT SEER’s Final Hard Enduro Round
What a day! Perfect weather, blue skies, and a leaf covered course full of steep climbs and tons of rocks awaited the 130 competitors from 17 states.
Top riders like Cody Webb, Nick Fahringer, Quinn Wentzel, Jordan Ashburn and Ryder LeBlond found their way to the Trials Training Center, the famous location of the Tennessee Knock-out race.
Everyone had raced the TKO and was surprised to find an all new hard enduro loop. Sections like ‘The Wash‘, ‘Easy Creek’, ‘Strange Hill’, and ‘Friends with Benefits‘ did not disappoint to challenge the riding skills and fitness of the racers. Having to conquer a gigantic landslide, uphill creekbeds, and an off-camber hill-climb/ rock garden provided something for everybody.
The competitors had four hours to complete as many loops as possible. Each 10 mile loop had 4 checks along the way. In case a rider did not make it to the finish line within the time limit, they got scored at their last check point.
The overall winner, Cody Webb almost finished 4 laps. Nick Fahringer, SEER’s so far undefeated series champion of 2020, was only a few minutes behind and finished in second overall. Jordan Ashburn completed the podium and impressed everybody with his ride on a KDX 200! Congrats to all winners, you made it look easy :o)
SEER put on a Ladies Skills Training two weeks ago and had 31 female participants. Three of those hard enduro enthusiasts came to race the Cliffhanger, and one almost finished a lap! Great job, Kristina Zmuda!
Additionally several of the ladies came to work and score the race. A big shout out to all volunteers who made this race happen!
After the race was over, the TTC campground quickly turned into a big post-season party. After three events in the rain, everybody was happy to hang out with their hard enduro family.
At the series awards ceremony, SEER announced the grand prize of the 2021 race series: A Redbull Erzbergrodeo race entry! The prize will not only include the entry to the prestigious hard enduro race in Austria, but also a free race bike rental provided by RideXpower and some travel money. Stay tuned to hear more about the details within the next days.
High stakes for the next season! Come back and race with us in 2021!
Photo courtesy of Larry Mayo and Patsy Davis
Written by Lisi Bratcher