February 6th, Squamish, BC
The timing has begun! C4 riders pedal up to the same location as last week to do some timing on a fast section of trail that leads onto a flat corner crossing the road.
Some work had to be done further up the trail, clearing trees and shrubbery that had fallen since the last time the section of trail had been used. Many hands make light work!
The timed section was only 16-18 seconds long, so every mistake had a huge affect on the times, but so did every tenth of a second that the brakes were held off or every ounce of power that was put to the pedals.
For riders on the North Shore, they don’t usually get a lot of speed on the local trails due to the nature of the trails in the winter. Most race tracks in the summer aren’t like that, so it is important to hold it wide open and get used to some high speed corners throughout the winter!
After the DH training was over, the riders who brought their trail bike headed down the road to meet up with over 100 other people for the Kelly McGarry Memorial ride. It was awesome to see so many people come together to remember what mountain biking is really about. There were no sad faces, no complaining, and all smiles and cheers as we rode for Kelly.