This past weekend Ziska and I headed to the Carter’s Lake Mini DH race, which is part of a local series put on by Brady down in Georgia. Before we headed to Carter’s Lake just outside of Ellijay, Ga, we headed to ride some XC at Raccoon Mtn in Chattanooga. The SORBA chaper down that way has built some unbelievable trails that have some of the best flow of any trail I’ve ridden. Its about equal up and down, but the downhill runs are full of berms, sweepers, jumps, and rocks. I’ve got to figure out how they did it. A trail system like that around here would blow some people’s minds.
After about 15 miles of XC and some hot temps, we headed onto Carter’s Lake about an hour away. We met up with Jeff and Karl and got some thing to eat. Karl asks the waitress which way to the Gun Show.
And if you know Vic, then you’ll find this funny. Vic is a local where ever he goes.
The race course was short, but well built and loads of fun. I was 50/50 on which bike to ride. There were some sections that smaller bike did better in and there were some sections that a big bike did better in, but in the end I rode my Shova and used its advantages to get 3rd. It seems Bloch and I’s head to head battle continues as he finished just over a half a second faster than me. I thought for sure I had him since he was 3 seconds down in the first run, but I’m sure that was more than enough motivation for him to pour it on in the second run. Next time boy!
Here are some hijacked pics I stole.