Session Update #7

Squamish, BC

February 13th,

C4 Riders head out to a network of trails that have been used in previous years of training to work on some flatter terrain. The day started out with cutting in a new section of trail with some tight turns.

Roosting the right hander before immediately having to change position to get ready for the tight left hander.

Roosting the right hander before immediately having to change position to get ready for the tight left hander.

 

Blake Bunting killing it!

Blake Bunting killing it!

"At first I thought this was stupid, but then I realized it's perfect"-Cory

“At first I thought this was stupid, but then I realized it’s perfect”-Cory

The first few times the line was ridden, riders weren’t really feeling like it was a worthwhile line to do timing on, but after a few more laps, they realized it was exactly what they were looking for. On typical DH tracks, you don’t often see these super tight “slow” corners, but anybody who remembers the 2015 BC Provincials race course in Whistler will know how valuable this kind of training is.

"If you're not digging, you're riding!"

“If you’re not digging, you’re riding!”

After timing was completed as the rain started, to come down, there was still an hour left in training. So what does a group of racers do? Build a jump of course!

The first few test jumps were a bit soft. But it doesn't take long to pack in when you have a bunch of eager teenagers willing to risk a trip over the handle-bars.

The first few test jumps were a bit soft. But it doesn’t take long to pack in when you have a bunch of eager teenagers willing to risk a trip over the handle-bars.

The riders weren’t just having fun. The jump landed into a berm which immediately led to another small lip to a landing into a flat corner which led back to the trail original trail. It took some skill to link it all together!

 

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