The second round of the Gravity Enduro South Australia went down over the weekend at Sheperd’s Hill in Adelaide. Kona Gravity riders Connor Fearon and Shelly Flood both showed up to try and match the first and second finishes from round one. Connor had a real battle on his hands against local ripper and longtime rival and friend Troy Brosnan.

“The race at Shepherd’s hill was the first event ever held at this location. The tracks are short and punchy with a lot of fun turns and jumps. Because most of the downhill tracks there finish on the same ending straight they had to use other single track around the location to avoid crossing over tracks. So a couple of the stages were new to me, even at a place I ride quite regularly. It was cool that Troy raced too. We have been rivals since we both started racing in 2005 and to get the edge and beat him was good, especially at such a physical race!

Unfortunately, I have to miss the remainder of the series due to work commitments like racing World Cups and stuff. Hopefully, my two wins will give me enough points for a top 10 overall “ Connor Fearon

Photos: Benoit Cajelot