Mt Bachelor sunset the night before the Oregon Enduro. Smike from nearby forest fires fill the air.
Mt Bachelor is rugged and loose, especially off of the backside run called "Last Chance', pictured here with the Three Sisters (Faith, Hope and Charity) and Brokentop Mountain on the right
Race Director Devon Lyons (left) headed up for stage #1
Janea Perry (185) and Allison Paul (184) heads out for the first liason.
Noah Catropa, winner of the Junior Men 13-18 division.
Stage #1 on the run called Cone Run that does quite a lot of traversing, but it also has some fun stuff like this drop.
Derek Donaldson works at Giant Bicycles in the warranty department.
Nikki Hollatz (Dirty Harlets) on the machine-built 'Way Out' trail.
Spy was challenging anyone to this game.
Don Thuran, winner of the Expert Men 40+ class by just 2 seconds.
Nick DiNapoli in motion blur
A racer enters a corner heavily reinforced for pavers
If there is no cameraman around would Sam Markling still style off of every jump? I think so, as I was pretty well hidden here on stage #1
Alex McGuinnes was all business near teh end of stage #1, keeping his wheels low and power to the ground. Alex took the Pro Men victory by 1 minute.
Jon Buckell breaks out a huge tabletop
Heather Pola, matriarch of the 'Cougar Class' (Sport Women 35+)
This shot shows how loose and sandy the soil is right now.
Alex Grediagin is wearing a Burger King restaurant crown because in the last few days he won Friday's DH race, the DH series overall and the King Of the Mountain competition. This kid's on fire!
John Frey lays down the law on the last stretch of stage #4
Rider wait for their start time at the top of stage #3.
Another shot of Sam Markling, this time near the top of stage #3 - Last Chance. The back side of Mt Bachelor is more rugged and steep as stages 1 and 2 and it includes these awesome trees that have endured many harsh winters at 2000m.
Tristan Henry on upper Last Chance, at the beginning of around 10 minutes of fun.
Steven Finlayson through the beautiful terrain of 'Last Chance'
Trevor Roland negotiates some of the loose conditions
Alex McGuinness takes advantage of the loose conditions to entertain me... always appreciated!
Justin Serna is official race director but he gets to sweep the course after the final pro and get his time in too.
Ellis Rempelos flies down stage #4 - 'Rattlesnake'
Every racer probably did this a least once during the day as conditions were bone-dry for the race and corners were soft & loose. Nick Lerma in action.
Sport racer Mikey Klautzsch on Stage #4
Brad Powell was going so fast right here he blew the next corner and went down the scree.
He managed to get back up on the course and still finish fist in Expert Men but 3 seconds.
Vital MTB photographer Dennis Yuroshek isn't afraid to take the jump line with his pack loaded up with equipment on race day.
Parley Ford letting it fly on stage #4
Pirmin KuAY from Switzerland was part of a small group of riders stopping in after Crankworx, Whistler.
One of the Santa Cruz factory guys
Allan Cooke descends a paver g-out on Rattlesnake.
Nick DiNapoli takes an interesting line in this section. To his right is the jump line and to his left is the go-around but Nick is going right down the middle, thus he is able to pump backside of the jump without sacrificing the extra distance.
Jon Buckell thows a roost off of his front tire on 'Last Chance'
Alex McGuinness with the finish line almost in site and he's pumping and pedaling these last last few rollers to victory.
Racers enjoy beer, lunch and a raffle before the podiums
A great time to have a hotdog
A crew of German and Swiss riders made their way to Bend after Crankworx, Whistler