After hearing all about this type of race I thought hm… maybe I should try one. So I started planning and researching which race would be a good first race for me. I came across one in Cherokee, NC called Fire Mountain Inferno. I had previously competed in the cross country race that is held on Sunday of the same weekend as the enduro. So, I chose that one and thought why not?
I’m so glad I did! It was the perfect first enduro for me! This race had 4 stages and you could complete them in any order as long as you completed them in the 5 hour limit. Everyone at this race was so nice and willing to answer all my questions. I ended up finding a friend and we rode together which helped me feel more comfortable trying something new. It was hot. It was hard. It was fun and I had a blast!
In the end I came in 4th out of 10 for the women sport category. I was pumped to just have tried something new, let alone to finish just shy of the podium! It was a perfect day and I will totally be doing another enduro in the future!