Oregon Enduro Series Kickoff in Bend

Not a stranger to Enduro-style racing, Brian decided to give this past weekend’s Oregon Enduro

race a go by participating in the first race of the series hosted in the endless mountain bike trails of Bend. After a couple of practice runs Bike Co’s Joe Binatena dialed Brian’s Mojo SLR to suit the peddaly-loamy-fast and non technical course.

Day 1:
Riders tackled four (4) different stages, combining the times to end up with the final time. Brian netted a 24:12.10 grabbing him the 2nd place slot after XC pro Adam Craig (Giant).MojoSLR
Day 2:
Riders took on the longest leg of all the stages. The pedally course favored the XC pro’s with Adam Craig taking full advantage of his home course. Brian’s efforts landed him in the 3rd spot overall.2012_BendEnduro_JoePodium
photos by Bike Co.

Pro Men’s Results
1 Adam Craig (Giant)
2 Josh Carlson (Giant)
3 Brian Lopes (IBIS/GoPro)
4.Carl Decker (Giant)

A big thank you to Jaymo from GoPro who played the perfect host, to Lindsay and Kirt Vories (Specialized) for showing us their local trails.