Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Park City Point 2 Point Preview

I've been to Park City, Utah many times over the years.  I even lived there during the summer off and on in the late 1990's.  I've been skiing / snowboarding at Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons (Wolf Mountain , Park West... how many more names has that 3rd resort had?).  I've crashed on the alpine slide, toured the silver mine, walked up and down historic main street, and been to a concerts at Harryo's, but I have NEVER raced my bike there.

That is all going to change September 4th, 2010 with the Park City Point 2 Point.

Here is what the course looks like.
2010 Course: 3 Ski Resorts, 78 miles, 14,000' Elevation, 90% Singletrack, 100% Epic

For the past few weeks I have been looking at the course from various angles analyzing the elevation profile.  It looks pretty awesome and painful.  Come September 4th I will be at a disadvantage - or advantage depending on how you look at it - of having never put tire on dirt there.  I think in some way having no prior knowledge will make the race more exciting and possibly a little easer.

As Cypher said in The Matrix, "Ignorance is bliss". 

A few ignorance demolishing race reports from the inaugural 2009 race:


Aaron said...

The trick to doing well is to show up the day before and pre-ride the entire course. That and sprinting all out for the round valley loop so you're in good position going into Deer Valley.

You're welcome.

Jeff Higham said...

Great plan Aaron... I'll follow you.