Here’s an update from Kona-supported pedaliero team in Germany, who have been busy racing the regional enduro series this summer. You can follow their progress at pedaliero.
Words by Stefan Westerveld. Photos by Nico Gilles.
For the third time the region around the 1024-metre-high Ochsenkopf was the venue for the growing German Enduro One series.
With the Bullhead House and the organizer WSV Oberwarmensteinach, the BABOONS crew had once again brought in two competent partners who made the best of the trails around the Ochsenkopf and the local bike park.
A total of five stages, with Stage 5 also being the prologue on Saturday evening, had to be raced on Sunday.
The relatively short round with 18km and 350hm had everything for intermediate technical skills but between there were always difficult bits which had to be mastered. And the very rocky terrain provided some flat tires for the riders.
Nevertheless I didn’t choose a tire with a double wall and rode my favorite tire Nobby Nic with a little more pressure on the rear wheel again which worked well in Laax.
The weather played along and everybody had a smile on their face at the end of the day.
But the organizers should perhaps think about Stage 4 again. A 40 seconds “straight line” along a lift corridor would be much more fun with at least a few berms.
In the end a top ten, a podium and a nice weekend was a perfect outcome.
The Enduro One series is a favorite for many Enduro racers these days. For a good reason! Be sure to join in if you’re in the area. In the beginning of October we will see each other at the final in Wipperfürth!
The pedaliero crew