Friday morning, I joined most of the crew who I worked with to help build the trails for the MTB race at Rock Hawk for a casual ride of the 9 mile race course. As we expected, the high volume of riding on race day two weeks ago made the trail conditions the best they have been. It was a fun ride and it made us appreciate how well we had done at creating a fun and challenging course. The older doubletrack sections were great for fast and flowing riding, while the new singletrack was just the opposite, requiring precise control of the bike to manuever the tight and twisty trail with its quick rises and drops and scattering of loose rocks which seem to reproduce overnight.
I mounted my camera on the handlebars of my bike to show an idea of what it is like to ride the trails.
I spared no expense finding the ultimate handlebar mount for the camera . I followed this instruction to build it.
I've been editing the videos from Friday morning's ride down to
uploadable sizes and I'm adding them to my Flickr page. I'm still working on getting them all uploaded and in order. Find them here: