January 30th, Squamish BC
C4 Riders pedal up to Lee’s Trail Crossroad to work on a section of trail that we have been riding for the past one and a half years. But with a bit of a twist.
With it only being the 5th session, discussions about bringing out the timing gear were already floating around. “We’ve got such a skilled crew this year that we can start getting times down earlier than previous years.”-Cory
Overcook the turn? No problem, there’s plenty of snow left to catch you.
There was a discussion about lines in the middle of the turn. Weather to go over a big rock or to go just on the outside of it. Everybody thought they knew what looked fastest, but it turned out that hitting the rock was the best line. We learned that riding is the best way to determine if a line works well or not. “On a DH bike with 650B wheels, I don’t feel that rock at all.”-Blake
After working on the road crossing, the riders moved down to Lee’s trail to apply the skills learned on the road to a real trail.
With only inches between the tips of handlebars and the trees, this gap could not be miscalculated. It’s either commit 100%, or roll over it.
The riders will be back next week to run some race sims on the full course with the Freelap timing gear.
Photos and words by Levi Harapnuik