Friday, March 20, 2009

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: March 21 - 22, 2009

Two races in NorCal this weekend:
  • Saturday is the first Lake Sonoma Series race of the year. This year's XC race series has a few changes (like a cap of 150 riders per race), but promises the same level of competition. Full details at BikeMonkey.

  • Sunday is the second CCCX DH. Here's the course preview: "It has been very dry recently at Toro Park, and with rain in the forecast Saturday night the dirt could be perfect for racing on Sunday. The course starts out on a fast gradual fire road which spits riders into a tight-twisting single track. There has been trail work done on the berms in the turns, and this will make for some railing speeds in trail transition areas. Then there is a drop off section which leads to a power check riser where pedaling force is tested. Next are some drop in portions of the trail where breaking and line choice come into play. This is followed by a tight single track leading to a high speed fire road section. Which is then followed by more single track and more fire road sections leading to a high speed finish. This course tests a riders turning, breaking and power output over 4 minutes of fun riding Toro Park trails."
If you can't make either of these, you might want to check out the Big Sandy Pre-ride on Saturday. It'll be on the same trails starting at 8:45 AM.

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