Enduro and motocross get into dirt
ALMOST 100 trailblazers from around the region enjoyed two days of bush bashing in the Enduro Motocross trail ride at Jono Porter Drive in Benaraby over the weekend.
The hybrid event, held by Curtis Coast Trail Riders in conjunction with Gladstone District Dirt Riders Club, offered riders from both the Enduro and Motocross worlds the chance to hone their skills on a challenging 10km course.
“Basically it was a recreational ride and we had kids as young as six and experts all riding together and intermingling, so everyone learned a lot,” Curtis Coast Trail Riders president Josh O'Donohue said.
The course incorporated the motocross track and the enduro loop and O'Donohue said it was interesting to observe the contrasting styles of the riders.
“When the enduro guys were on the motocross track they were picking up pointers on how to approach jumps and the motocross guys weren't too sure on how to approach bush trails,” he said.
“There was a mixture of hard and easy tracks and some of the more expert guys were tackling some tough terrain.”
Among the experts on show were Jason Rice and Ben Darcy.
“Those guys go pretty hard in both sides of things,” O'Donohue said. “Ben Darcy is quite a good motocross rider, but he's an excellent enduro rider as well.”
After the successful event, O'Donohue was pleased with the evolution of the relationship between the enduro and motocross clubs.