|The group working on dismounts and remounts above the previous lesson on how to ride slippery side hills.|
|Once you have the running dismount....let's add barriers and split second timing to the mix!!|
|Nick (yellow helmet) makes it look smooth and easy!|
|Barriers aren't enough....now it's a dismount, shoulder the bike, run the stairs drill.|
If all these drills weren't enough for you (and it was hot)....you were cordially invited to meet up in the parking lot after a lunch break to go dig, rake, scrape, pick, and manually remove rocks, dirt, and goat heads for next weeks course! Being a glutton for punishment (and having no real plans) I foolishly agreed!
|Having raked the previous 1/4 mile of course....picks were employed to dig out the lead in to the first run up.|
|Yeah, this isn't a photo shopped perspective....the picked out trail leads into a "run up" (as in no one can ride this incline) that goes pretty much straight up the rockiest hill you can find!|
|A look back down for perspective.|
|The red outline shows the rough shape of about 1/2 the course. Every inch had to be racked, cleaned of goat heads, cleared of brush (the dotted line) and otherwise made rideable!|
Any way you look at it, it's a completely awesome new course that is going to beat the tar out of even the best riders out there! So join us next week as a rider or spectator to see all the spectacular misery this course will inflict!
Here's a complete overview of the basic course.