Thursday, July 26, 2007

Banner Elk, NC - XC Race Course

We all got out on the Cross Country course today which is the exact same as last year. It is kind of unfortunate that way because it starts out with riding straight up the face of the mountain on ski runs and then it turns into fire roads and some paved roads. That is not mountain biking! From the top of all these roads is a pretty darn fun and very technical singletrack that drops you back at the bottom in 7 minutes. Unfortunately, the long climb isn't too worth the short descent. Oh well.

Oh yah and my front brake went out again on my pre-ride. I guess I didn't need that anyway. Hope I can get it fixed tomorrow. Can't I ever JUST RIDE and be done with it? I know the the answer well to that one......NO.

Here is Blake doing what bike racers do best in the days leading up to the race:

1 comment:

jsager said...

did you pre-ride the course in your know, to stay dry?