Just a few more days until the 2009 edition of Pain on the Peak. The team has been busy at work these past few months putting together an even better event than last year. With the lucky addition of rain this past weekend, the course should be significantly less dusty than it was last year as well!
A number of us spent Sunday morning last week up at the venue in a driving rain / wind storm to get the course cleaned up, parking area staked off, and make some new changes to the route the course will be taking this year. The fast downhill “aim and pray” entrance into the woods has been re-routed into a technical pair of corners to let racers scrub a bit of speed and enter the woods not directly facing the sun.
The course will clock out longer this year than last year, which means the “evil climb” will be visited less times than last year.
My new rig, a Velo Vie Versa 300, has been built up and I’ve been able to ride it a number of times this year. Dan Barnes of Velo Vie was kind enough to help me out in a pinch and sent me the paint test frame he had set aside for himself. The Versa 300 will be on the market soon, so I’m riding a one-of-a-kind rig! It’s a great bike, and I look forward to
crashing racing it this season.
Off to CX practice at Alpenrose!