Ankle-deep dust and shin-splitting rock were the weekend venue as Santa Cruz Factory Racing took on the VP EnduroFest at China Peak Resort, on June 27.
What lay before the team of Santa Cruz Bicycle frame builders and warehouse workers was close to 30 miles of strenuous riding and 5,500-plus feet of grueling climbing. Maybe it was the elevation, maybe it was the bone-dry conditions, but no one, from the beginners to the pros, came out of the third round of the California Enduro Series unscathed.
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