The Classic is back! Or rather, was back. Two weeks ago Joy Ride worked with Friends of Capitol Forest (FOCF) to put together one of the best classics to date. With a turn out unmatched by past years numbers, and all time trail conditions this years race harkened back to a better time. A time where matching kits didn't matter as much, were no one judged you for not riding carbon and everyone was just racing for the finish line beer.
Like a patient parent, Squatch watches his heard line up at the start gate.
It was a great thing to see Joy Ride represented in full force, with customers and friends (On in the same in most cases) sitting on almost every podium, and those who didn't cheering on from the sidelines.
Erik Dukes (Riding for Joy Ride Enduro) had his eyes on the prize, reeling in his class (Expert men 30-39 ) for the win, and putting down a top 10 pro time. Not bad for an ENDURBRO!
Most people know Capitol Forest for it's miles of gorgeous and endless single track. But the locals mostly know it as the best place to hide a body. RIP.
Erik finished his race fast enough to clean up, get dressed, and then very quickly get undressed again. It's kind of his thing.