We held another team practice today at the Dan Ryan Woods. In my opinion the parcours that we ride here is on par if not better than some of the races we will see this year. Everyone seems to be absolutely flying this year. Tony is just an absolute powerhouse, Elvis is as smooth as can be showing perfect form especially on the run-ups. Jorge is our sleeper, if you don't keep an eye out for him he WILL beat you. And Bob made a discovery today about gear inches and chainring sizes, give him a few days to adjust and he will be finishing top 20-30 no doubt. I feel good as well, lateley I have been able to really get on top of big gears and suffer no consequences doing so. In fact, I seem to recover a bit while pushing a 38x13 on the grass sections.
I hope to contact Ben this week to see if I can glean any inside info about DeKalb this Sunday. We have incorporated some singletrack as well as off-camber sections into our course in the hopes of preparing us for the race. I would love to find out what we can expect though as far as how technical it may be. Since I come from the dirt I am not that concerned, but the more we know the better.
As always we will be holding our weekly practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm at the Dan Ryan Woods.