Simply another unbelievibly beautiful venue. After many of the races being dominated with fire road climbs and unpassable single track descents we finally have a course that in actually in a forest/woods. Perfect weather( odd) on tap for the day. Many of the stronger climbers find other plans for this weekend.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
DeerValley Ski resort has been the venue for many Nationals and World Cup. This was the " 19th" annual for the Intermountain Cup. The race was postponed on Saturday and rescheduled to Wednsday night, which was the very next rain storm. Tempartures in upper to lower 40's and off and on drizzle. It was the first time I've ever raced with a wind breaker ( foregot some base layers). Open fireroad climbs and single track descents insured it was a climbers course. It was a race to the top of the first climb and we finished in that order.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
This venue is very unique. The trail system, also Known as " Corner Canyon" is built in, around and through the surrounding neighborhood. 3000+ ft of climbing and single track so complex that I could not memorize the course to any real benefit. The turn out is huge do to the whole neighborhood showin up to defend there turf. I finished 5th which was great for me. I made no mistakes though my fitness is as slow in coming as spring it's self. I now move deep into second overall for the series.