Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jackson




I love the Jackson Hole Icup weekend, sadly it will never be again, at least most likely it will never be again. Sad, really.

This being the case led mr Chris B to come out of retirement for one last race there, we had a blast riding together on lap one. Lap 2, he just rode away from me. I'm thinking i was not too well recovered from the 12.5 hour race. Lap one was 32:30 lap 2 and 3 were around 34:30 each.

2nd place is good, and consistent. The Hostel was interesting. The ride on Sunday was awesome. Arrow to Phillips Canyon to Phillips Ridge. Good fun trail, with some amazing engineering on switch backs. The New 'MLC' Vehicle traveled well, good gas mileage too.

Meanwhile, i have a complaint about complainers. Seriously, Bruce over at UTMTB.com has had to write a revisionist trail description of the new Rush rail in Draper. Seems as if some out there feel it is not a downhill trail at all, because there are sections that go up and you can't carry speed through some of them.

To me this is a microcosm of all that is wrong in society. The whole I don't want to work for anything and if it does not meet my requirements, I'm not going to like it.

What people need to realize is that this is exactly what the initial vision of the trail was, to go downhill, but with twists/turns/climbs in the middle, Um, different is good, and fun, and extending your ride time is even better.

My hope is that Bruce (who is awesome btw) will edit out his disclaimers, don't kowtow to the wet blankets.......

or maybe 'm just sensitive...

4 comments:

KanyonKris said...

Yes, sad the Jackson course, and perhaps the race, will be no more.

Thanks for mentioning those other Jackson trails. I'd like to get up there for a weekend of riding.

Yes, you are being too sensitive. When people like or dislike something, they want to talk about it. Criticism is a part of life - sure, when it gets too much it's annoying. I don't think the naysayers were attacking the builders, just saying what they liked and disliked.

The good news is the trail has been tweaked a few times and keeps getting better. Did the feedback motivate this?

Nate Dawg said...

who cares if the complainer oh sorry, the feedback motivated the change. Like Bob said, change is good. Some people feel the need to over voice their opinion in hopes all others will think the same way they do. Just STFU and ride your bike. Rush is just like Ghost, Canyon Hollow etc. It will only get better with time. If they don't want to ride it well that means less traffic on a trail I enjoy. Huge props to the thought process to build that trail and others. Ok, I have ranted enough.

OilcanRacer said...

its more of a "super D" course than a dh one.

Blackdog said...

I am with Nate. That Rush/Mistress/Jamie's trail sucks. No one should ever ride it. Especially when I am in Corner Canyon.