Or as many were calling it, "Sketchy D". Raced the Sierra Cup Kirkwood Super D last weekend up at Kirkwood Ski Resort. It was a best of two runs format. The course was super dry and loose with a fireroad runout with baby heads everywhere. I took one practice run on my standard setup and decided I was going to blow a tire or dent a rim at race speed. I brought the MTX 31/Hope wheels, with a DH High Roller 2 and DHF mounted, from my freeride bike because I had a feeling conditions would be like that. I mounted those up and took a second practice run and felt much better, at least I knew I had some rubber under me and I wouldnt pinch flat. I unofficially finished fourth in Men's Sport. First run was 9:18 and I totally blew a corner. 9:11 was third place, 9:10 was second. Guy in first was 8:50 ish. Open guys & experts were in the low 8's, winning Open run was 7:55 I believe? I still havent seen the official results, those were the standings after Sport class was run as I had to leave to get home. I managed a 9:12 in the second run, I ended up in the wrong gear at 3:30, I completely forgot to get in the right gear before that little climb and I really felt the extra 3 lbs of wheel/tire on the short little climbs, I think I could have made up 3 seconds if I hadnt been in the wrong gear.
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/46661933" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/46661933">Kirkwood Super D</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1907974">Craig Manning</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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