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Old 04-08-11, 07:41 AM
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ProGRT - Port Angeles, WA

Heading out this morning for the opening round of the ProGRT downhill. The roadshow is starting right here in my home state - - albeit over on the (really) wet side in Port Angeles.

I'm stoked. The Yeti factory team will be there and it should be an awesome weekend of racing. A preview of the Pro/Cat 1 course we will be on (Cat 2s and 3s get their own, separate courses).


Fortunately I've ridden most of this course last year, in NW Cup race #3, so there will just be a bit of new to learn.
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Stellar weekend of racing. ODS (Olympic Dirt society) outdid themselves on the course; rain (more or less) behaved and big names brought big racing to the PNW. Got to meet Damion, Yeti Factory Team manager and soak up the atmosphere of a National again.

For my part, squeeked onto the podium with a third in the 50+ Cat 1. Felt good to hold my own on a gnarly Pro/Cat 1 course. Tired and pleased; time for a good dinner and hitting the road home tomorrow.
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Sweet D...and with a broken face too!
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Thanks!

. . . and one finger in a splint too.
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Really great Vid. I was hanging on with the jumps.

This was with a DH? If you don't mind, what was the tire pressure? I recently lowered the tire pressure on my DH to 32lbs. Seems ridiculously low but it performs well there and I stopped getting flats.
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I'm running 20-25 psi on 2-ply Kenda Excavator 2.5s with Kenda heavy duty XC tubes (1.2mm wall). I can't remember the last time I pinch-flatted.

The jump at 1:21 in the vid was super-fun; you're screaming down a fairly straight stretch and it's a long hip to the bank on the right, so you can hit it pretty much pinned and not worry about overshooting anything. Throw a little hip into it and it aims you right back down off the bank.

Some pics from the weekend (can't embed because Greg has that blocked):

https://grubworks.smugmug.com/Mountai...916_dGB3G-A-LB

https://grubworks.smugmug.com/Mountai...312_bTQTG-A-LB

https://grubworks.smugmug.com/Mountai...184_pr6bV-A-LB
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