Racing the Big Mountain Enduro is not for the faint of heart or unprepared. But the rewards are so worth it. The climb is a grunt on Day 1 to access the start, which sits in about a remote setting as you can get. And for possibly the first time ever, Stage 2 used the Colorado Trail, which was closed to other users for this event only. Awesome. Day 2 presented the chunky technical goodness on trails Raider Ridge and Carbon Junction, practically in town, making for an early end, with cold beers waiting at Buckley Park.