WINDHAM, NYFirst day of DH practice done. Track was super slick in the am, but by the afternoon, dirt was drying up, ruts formed, and speeds picked up. Still a few natural sprigs in the track. I was having a good time out there, doing my thing. Lots of tricky sections, and rocks getting unburied, roots exposed. If it stays dry, should be really fun, but sketchy as hell:). No need really to go too fast or do anything stupid day 1, but just scoping, feeling the flow. Track is something like 2min 40 sec for top guys. Sam hill is back in action, which is cool. Rachel is back too and riding well. Only real thing I heard from practice was that Minnaar hit a tree and had to go to hospital, hope nothing broken. He'll be back if is all good, fingers crossed.