Singletrack. That ethereal, mythical possibility. That ongoing pursuit, like Ahab and his whale. Singletrack.
Park City, UT has hundreds of miles of winding, snaking, contouring, immaculate singletrack. And this year, after an unfortunate hiatus, endurance racing will return once again to that pristine, challenging, and brilliant trail system. The Park City Point to Point is going to hurt. A lot. 75 miles. 14,000 feet of elevation gain. 90% singletrack.
If there was ever a time to cash in on years of delusional ambitions, this will be it. I can only hope that the mind, body, and bike come together in one of those magical and synergistic collisions, creating one of those “no chain days” where the wheels and the cranks flow and spin effortlessly over the dirt.
I am going to have to work for every mile on this course:
See what I mean?
Fantastic. Of course, I can’t help but think about the last time I raced an endurance event in Park City. Let’s just say that I became rather acquainted, as in up close and personal, with the Mid Mountain Trail. I still have the scar on my eyebrow, and a small sense of vengeance burning somewhere deep inside.
Needless to say, I am excited about this one. The E100 series were some of my favorite races, and I was sad to see them go. However, the PCPP continues the tradition of man eating, mind boggling, leg busting racing in the Wasatch Front. In fact, this one almost makes the Wasatch Classic look elementary.