31 - That Time I Went Full Enduro

 Copyright Andrew Archer - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Andrew Archer - All Rights Reserved

I know a thing or two about Enduro racing.  My son, sponsored by the Bank of Dad, races in many U21 events across Colorado and New Mexico.  And the things I know are thus:

  1. Trees are not your friend

  2. Who Dares Wins

  3. Don’t discount the uphill grind required to shred the downhill

  4. Get a full face helmet

  5. Knee pads and elbow pads are your friends but they stink after a while

  6. Chicks dig scars and much as guys dug scars (seriously you should see the ladies shredding Enduro races and biting the dirt just as hard as the guys)

So, when I was connected to today’s guest and she told me that she not only races Enduro in the Northeast and she has written an article for bicycling magazine on the subject, amongst many more, I knew she had to be on the ben and bikes podcast.


Gloria Liu writes in the article titled That Time I Went Full Enduro “It was a fabulous lifestyle. I got over feeling guilty about spending a whole day taking lifts or banging up some steep road to get to the downhills faster. Enduro was mountain biking’s five-pound bag of red Swedish Fish; there were none of the boring flavors, only the best one. Finally, I could eschew all that character-building stuff and maximize the fun.”

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