The week in tasty bike action
The trails are finally thawing, and we’re rocking like hurricanes. A few snapshots from this week:
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Left Hand Canyon OHV Area
Scott Mack races VetEx for Full Tilt Cyclery in Castle Rock, CO. I’ve been coaching him and his teammates; last Tuesday we did a fun sesh: hike, hike, hike, braaap, braaap, braaap.
On Saturday I did a little clinic with Scott and his teammate Sam Fan. Pro stunt rider/ex-pro BMXer Zach Lewis contributed his special brand of funny business, and we all stepped it up.
XC at Heil Ranch
Zach Lewis, Matt Ripley and I did a short XC ride at our local spot. Nothing too gnarly; just some moderate climbing and pedal-intensive descending. Matt had a great day on his new SX Trail. Zach insisted on running his Addict DJ hardtail with no rear tread or front brake; he’s very quick, but every time he tried to put a move on me he crashed into a tree, a rock, some grass … Of course, I’m on a fully dialed Enduro SL — slight technological advantage!
Left Hand #2
Pushing your bike is an important part of mountain bike racing. Besides, I have no patience for shuttles. On Sunday Zach Griffith, Evan Powell and I hiked Left Hand twice. We did about 2,200 vertical feet of pushing and ripping. Very physical.
Near the top of the first hike — on a loose, rocky, steep singletrack — Zach was blown off the back and 15-year-old Evan was stomping on my heels.
“Evan, am I holding you back?”
“Yeah … Come on McCormack — pin it!”
I started running as fast as I could — bike bouncing all over — and that little puke was right on me! He finally blew up, but wow — that kid is strong. Evan is racing DS at Sea Otter, and that hiking fitness will serve him well.
Dude we need to get pix of our rides, you never do!
We’re too busy KILLING IT !!!
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