ANGELFIRE, NMWell after a long hot weekend, I got it done in the DH today, making for my 4th us national title in DH and 13th national elite title overall. 4 -dh, 4- 4x, 3-slalom, and 2-bmx. Pretty good effort considering I flew here straight from Austria, raced two events, and was solo with this campaign. Fox and Shimano helped tons though with fine tuning and letting me hang out.
The course got pretty blown out and sketchy. There were lots of flat tires and crashes, so holding it together was key. Especially at 9,000 feet.
Gwin killed it for the men's title. Dominated really. These guys are lucky to get to race the best in the world, and push themselves. Neko Mulally 2nd, Mitchypoo 3rd. Luca Shaw flatted in Juniors and Shane Leslie won.
Anyway. Cruisy day tomorrow getting home, and then back to training...
Here is a helmet cam video I made from Practice: http://www.pinkbike.com/video/368353/