Deer Valley Pre-Ride

Posted by on Jun 7, 2006 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I went up to Park City this evening with a bunch of Mad Dog team members and rode the ICUP Deer Valley course. Boris joined us, and was sure to point out any E100 terrain that we covered.

The course is in good shape, and for some reason seems more fun this year. A big nasty climb, followed by a big nasty descent has been removed, due to a 5 start multi-bizillion dallor hotel being built. It will cut about 15 minutes off the lap. The weather wanted to be bad, but it could not quite muster enough to rain, but toward theend of our ride it did get pretty windy.

The loop has a lot of short steep climbs, and also some longer sustained ones. It is filled with switchbacks, roots, rocks, and tons of trees. It is classic alpine singletrack, and is why the E100 is growing to legendary status. This saturday will give just a small taste of what the series will offer.

Course goes counter-clockwise

3 Comments

  1. Chris
    June 7, 2006

    I’m offically registered now. See you at the 12hour. 10 days until my first XC race…

    Why am I more excited about our Fall Koko ride?

  2. alexdolpp
    June 8, 2006

    Good luck – maybe I’ll see you at the E100?

  3. Adam Lisonbee
    June 8, 2006

    Yeah, I will be there.