KICKASS, KEVIN GALLAS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HILA TIBERIU/RED BULL
Top-level enduro riders forsake technological trappings for an uncomplicated world that will always be more about the rider than the machine. Subjected to the rigors of a hard enduro, once immaculate two-stroke dirt bikes become little more than premix-lubed hammers to pound and lug over rocks. It’s determination, strength, tightropewalking balance, and a knack for navigation that make the building blocks of a competent hard enduro specialist. Here, at the 2017 running of Romaniacs, German rider Kevin Gallas dips into the reserves of toughness that he’ll call upon to secure the 2018 FIM Super Enduro Junior World Championship.