Sunday, April 18, 2010

WR XC

Trail 1 -> Trail 2 -> Trail 24 -> Windmill trail.

Jonny Mags is a far better rider than myself, so I should have listened when he stopped before a gap jump, questioning the sensibility of going for it. I jumped in front and dropped into the jump-line with enough speed to clear the gap twice over.
So when I took off, that's exactly what I did. I launched beyond transition and into the rough. My derailleur snapped on impact, and my wheel is busted; but no wreck. We made an on the fly fix that allowed me to roll out of the woods without a chain. Humbled by the mountain again.







3 comments:

Rancid Taco Cheese said...

That looks like hella fun...which route did you and Jon take? I think I recognize the trail Jon is blazing down...is that the long fast, not too gnarly section of the windmill DH trail?

Thomas said...

Hey Jon, you guessed it: High Speed Section.
I put more info up on the route. That place is rough on XC bikes. Or any bikes for that matter.

Ben said...

"he stopped before a gap jump, questioning the sensibility of going for it. I jumped in front and dropped into the jump-line with enough speed to clear the gap twice over."

Holdin it Wide!