The Scott Enduro Cup went down in Moab, Utah on none other than Cinco De Mayo. The weather was clear,  riders were pinned, and vibes were high!

I was signed up to compete, but due to a recent injury, had to pull out of the race and shoot some photos instead. I was joined by fellow Albuquerque photographer and MTBNM contributor Connor Carpenter.

Here is what we came away with.

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If you can’t race, this is the next best thing!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Not a bad place to camp.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Matt Brigance soaking up the sun before his start time.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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They’re off!   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Alexander Vidal coming down Stage 1.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Alexander Vidal working the YT.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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RIDER!   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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The alternate angle, Jesse Calvin chasing down Bryce Oxley.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Nicholas Pecorella keeping it open.     Photo: Eric Cook
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Mitch Ropelato was on the pace this weekend finishing in 5th.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Drew Palmer-Leger on a fast rock section, which weren’t in short supply.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Leon Hansen trying to stay off the brakes.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Classic desert scenery everywhere you looked.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Corey Wittwer gave me fireball shots once. Homies for life.    Photo: Eric Cook
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NM local Teddy Jaramillo keeping it janky. Congrats on 11th in Pro!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Teddy got 4th in Pro on the opening stage, keep it pinned bro!   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Most stoked dude out there, James Perri.   Photo: Eric Cook
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James’ handlebar mustache was race MVP.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Easton Llewelyn repping for GO RIDE.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Daniel repping for the home state.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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MTBNM’s own Daniel Rhodes getting it on Stage 1.   Photo: Connor Carpenter.
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SEND ‘ER DANIEL!!!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Mike West ages like a fine wine, 4th on the day.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Another NM rider, Tucker Vanormer keeping it pinned!    Photo: Eric Cook
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Kyle Doyle keeping the Nomad low and fast.    Photo: Eric Cook
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The races end brought spectacular views to the Klondike Bluffs region.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Sam Shryack representing for Rim Tours.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Macky Franklin coming into Stage 3.    Photo: Connor Carpenter.
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Macky sending for NM! Congrats on a solid 7th place finish.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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No casing for this Ryan Towne    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Corey Wittwer in an open section.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Local Noah Sears showed up!   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Nate Hills putting the SB100 to the test, riding it to 2nd place.   Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Cody Kelley defended his title with a win in Moab.    Photo: Connor Carpenter.
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Jackson Howard rallying the Pivot Switchblade.    Photo: Eric Cook
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No number plate I can read, no name… sorry bro. You rode fast though.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Macky Franklin staying low.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Stan Jorgensen showed up this weekend and got 6th!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Landon Powell ripping for Scott.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Moab scenery is always something special.    Photo: Connor Carpenter.
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Naish Ulmer riding the Moab slabs.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Christopher Martinez riding for Sandstone Cycles! Yew!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Kyle Doyle keeping the gas pedal down!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Nicholas Delozier, no brakes!    Photo: Eric Cook
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Drew Palmer-Leger skipping over sandstone.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Try to match James’ hype.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Rob Brown on his way to the Expert Men’s WIN!   Photo: Eric Cook
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Jordan Austin navigates Stage 3.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Patrick Murphy with a big grin.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Cody Kelley’s front tire never touches the ground.    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Matt Kasprzyk staying off the brakes.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Branham Snyder wide open!    Photo: Connor Carpenter
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Tucker Vanormer leaning the Specialized Enduro over.   Photo: Eric Cook
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The desert always surprises with glimpses of life.    Photo: Eric Cook
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Easton Llewelyn flying through the trees.   Photo: Eric Cook
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CAAWWWW!     Photo: Eric Cook
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Dugan Merrill adds some style to his race run.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Charles Martin letting it flow over the Moab chunk.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Stephen Pokorski with the speed tuck.    Photo: Eric Cook
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TJ Christiansen coming in hot.   Photo: Eric Cook
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Matt Brigance ending the day right.    Photo: Eric Cook

 

This was such a fun race to shoot, looking forward to the next stop in Angel Fire, MTBNM will have a media crew there! We will be out in Glorieta Camps for the Big Mountain Enduro series in a few weeks too, come have a beer with us!

 

Share any of these photos you want.

Tag us with @mountainbikenewmexico   @ericgcook    @connor.carpenter

Thanks for the love, and thanks for shredding!

 

 

Eric Cook

Mountain Bike New Mexico

 

4 thoughts on “Scott Enduro Cup, Moab, Utah.

  1. Kick A job Eric! NM was repped well with Boice and Janker and you documented it for all to see! Hell ya. Congrats by the way to the NM boys!

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  2. Hey – awesome shots. Can’t help but notice your glaring oversight of any female racers. It’s cool to see expert men represented as well, but at least show us the pro women’s race photos. “Media pass” status should come with a promise to cover, represent, and promote more than just the male racers.

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    1. Hey Zebrah,

      I hear your feedback for sure. I didn’t shoot this race in any official capacity for Scott, the race guys just gave me a media plate so I could be safe on course. While I was shooting in a few spots, I didn’t happen to be there when any women came down the track. I would have really liked to get shots of more of the racer field i general, and will make a more concnerted effort to represent the women in particular next time I shoot an event. Women bikers rule!

      Cheers

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