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2012 Prospectors Gold Rush Enduro Report
Snow Day In The So Cal Mountains!
Cory Graffunder gets ready to start the first special test at Prospectors enduro
This is one that will certainly go down in the record books. In all my years of District 37 racing, I can only count a couple of times that we had snow. I can never recall an event where it snowed and then continued snowing through the entire race! It was a crazy situation at The Ranch in Anza yesterday.
To start of with, I was barely able to even get to the event. The snow on the road was pretty slick, just right at freezing temperature. The club had to scale the course way back. It is really unfortunate in that respect. I know they spent many weekends working on the trail. The Ranch is unique because it is one of the few areas that we can race that has true single track trail in heavy brush, a nice change from the typical day in the desert.
So the game plan was pared down to riding one short loop, two times. Between the wet and cold, I don’t think that hardly anyone was anxious to ride much more. I was good because I had all my foul weather gear with me, so other than a cold clutch finger, I was pretty comfy.
This race was part of the West Chec Enduro Series, so a number of District 36 riders showed up. Hardly fair that they come down and race against us in their own kind of conditions. At least in the desert us District 37 riders can hold our own because of the knowledge of the terrain. This was a true Coalinga Quicksilver kind of day, we just sort of called it quits a little earlier. Husqvarna racer Cory Graffunder came out to ride also, as a Canadian I am sure he felt right at home also.
People will be talking about this one for years. I hope we get another go at the trails the prospectors laid out for us, I am sure we missed some great riding. Maybe next year.