2017's First "1st!"

Texas. Not the first U.S. state that comes to mind when you think of an enduro mountain bike race. Usually, Texas brings to mind images of flatland prairies, BBQ, chupacabras, and cowboy hats. Usually. What most people overlook is the rolling hill country where limestone and southern humidity combine to create enough topography for the "Return of the Zombie Goat Enduro." That's where Scott Countryman, our Head Mechanic, took 1st place this past weekend. You wouldn't expect a Flagstaff based racer to drive 1,000 miles for an enduro in Texas, but he did, and he nabbed the top podium spot.

Top 5 finishers at the 2017 Kodiak Tough "Return of the Zombie Goat" enduro. From left to right: Jimmy Smith (3rd), Rich Drew (2nd), Scott Countryman (1st), Jeremiah Work (4th), and Cole Kirkpatrick (5th).  Photo by Cole Kirkpatrick. 

Top 5 finishers at the 2017 Kodiak Tough "Return of the Zombie Goat" enduro. From left to right: Jimmy Smith (3rd), Rich Drew (2nd), Scott Countryman (1st), Jeremiah Work (4th), and Cole Kirkpatrick (5th).  Photo by Cole Kirkpatrick

We are pretty excited and can't wait to see how the rest of the season pans out for him and the rest of the FBR Racers. Apparently, the 10-stage race had a stacked field of local talents and legends. Some of our own Arizona friends, Zach Ply, Rob Drew, and Rich Drew, competed, and had some competitive times (Rich Drew took 2nd and Ply took 6th).

It sounds like Scott made some good friends and, hopefully, all of those rad competitors will make their way out West. Well done, to all of the racers that competed this weekend. We're stoked on Scott's success and hope to see all of you "Zombie Goats" out here in Flagstaff soon! 

 

Cover photo by Cole Kirkpatrick.