(Los Angeles, CA)
The X-Games in Los Angeles the first week of August will feature Montrose resident Eric Rhoten going helmet to helmet with some of the best enduro-cross riders in the country. Enduro X happens on Sunday, August 4th and is slated to be broadcast on ABC Sports live, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. This will be Rhoten’s 2nd trip to the X-Games.
Watch for Number-200 and Rhoten straddling his Beta 300 motorcycle. Rhoten is a longtime Montrose resident and works at Grand Mesa Motorsports in Delta.
Wickipedia describes enduro-cross as a hybrid motorcycle competition, a mix of supercross, trials, and enduro racing held indoors over obstacles resembling a trials track. Endur-ocross events are typically held in hockey or down-sized basketball arenas. Its main difference with super-cross is in there being “hard rock sections”and wooden parts (resembling fallen trees) akin to enduro and technical ‘trials’ courses, rather than tarmac in between jumps. Tracks incorporate various elements of off-road riding, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole and special obstacles, like giant tires.