Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stump Jump recon

Well, the plan was to ride Pisgah this weekend, but with the Stump Jump in Spartanburg, SC coming up next weekend I decided to do some recon laps instead.
With a little bit of trial and error I was able to follow the loops the make up the race.  It's a pretty fun trail.  I wasn't sure what to think of the course at first because it starts in a tight, rooty section,  It soon opens up to some faster flowy sections including a big gear super smooth greenway-flat twisty section.  There are 2 water crossings which will be welcome during the race if it's as hot then as it was today.  There are few steep, technical climbs, but they are pretty short and you can just blast and bounce over them with a bit of a power surge.  There is some speed-sapping sand, but mostly consolidated in a few short sections.  Overall I wold classify the trail as loose, but but some of it is certainly hard pack.

I'm loving the new Superfly as it seems to float over the rooty parts and the downhill sketchy parts.  I'm looking forward to racing it next weekend.  Tomorrow is going to be another day of pedaling the trail while the wife takes to paddling her kayak.

After riding we walked from our Hotel to a nearby mexican restaurant, La Paz, for the biggest, yummiest Quesidillo ever (vegetarian - of course).

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