Mar 6, 2012

AMA National Enduro Round 3, Sandlapper 2012


The Sandlapper came to town this past Saturday.

Two or three of the national enduros come close enough to my home that I can go watch them.  I used to cover them for The Race Shop out of Atlanta, but The Race Shop closed its doors a couple of weeks ago.

Now I just go to the enduros for fun and to visit some of the guys I've met along the way....

Buttrick, Baylor and Lafferty took the podium.

The eight-time champ, Mike Lafferty is making quite a comeback this year for an old guy.  By old I mean younger than me, older than the young guns winning these days.

: a spirit of friendly good-fellowship existing among comrades

Gotta love the excitement at the start.
Days of rain made the reputably tight course slippery.
The first test was nasty, the others a little drier.

Entering the woods..... 
... anything is possible at this point.

By woods I mean this:

Welcome to the SC pines.
The Loblolly
The Longleaf

Down in the valley, they got a breather from the dense pines.

 And traded it for swamp.

Don't you love the rider and the kids exchanging a glance?
So cute.

Next Up:  AMA National Enduro Round 4:
Westpoint, TN
April 22

Here's our video from the National Enduro Season Opener, you may have already seen this:


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