Mastering the mount

Riders from all over the south descended to Dunedin again today for the second round of the Dunedin Enduro series, to master the Mount (Cargill). 

And it was another #dunnerstunner of a day, perfect sunny skies and 20+ degrees welcomed the crowds as riders rolled in to register. Mountain Biking Otago have these races totally dialled now, partly thanks to a new high tech timing system the club recently purchased. The vibe is super relaxed as people get there bikes ready for action and catch up with friends. 

Social Enduro racing like todays event is aimed for all riders, no matter the ability level... There is no pressure to race fast and many riders were out just for a fun ride with friends and the added bonus of getting timed runs down the hills. There is no prize money or performance prizes either... rather a nice BBQ at the finish with some good tunes and friendly banter. Riders also get a print out of all stage times to compare with there buddies, which is always fun to see.
Next weekend is the double whammy of a Saturday Down Hill and on Sunday the last Enduro of this series will be held at Signal Hill. Finally, the Cycling NZ MTB event of the year, the infamous, the one, the only, the Emerson's 3 Peaks Enduro will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of December. (Entries are still available and you really should enter now here).