C4 Riders head into the woods by the road on the way to Quest to where dirt jumps and a pump track are built to work on jumping and cornering, also a little bit of fun.
The riders worked on tire taps, staying low and even 180s, all with DH bikes on dirt jumps. There are definitely some talented dirt jumpers in the group, and this really showed how important it was to have bike control and to really be comfortable moving your bike around in the air, and on the ground.
After the dirt jump session, Cory pointed out a line that he wanted everybody to try. You could either pump the first roller, then gap two and pump the last one, or get a big pop off the first roller, land on the backside of the second and pump the last two. We often see sections like this in a race track, but usually there are rocks and roots that need to be linked up instead of dirt rollers, so it’s good to practice and get things diled before you try the real thing and risk smashing rims and pedals.
The final drill and challenge of the day was to ride down a hill into a corner which leads to the pump track. This may not seem that hard, but riding a flatland pump track with 8 inches of front and rear travel isn’t easy, and riders have to be fit to commit 100% and make it around that pump track without getting bogged down. To make sure everyone was pushing themselves, timing gear was brought out!