Whoa. The good folks over at the Montana Conservation Corps just can't get enough trail, which is great, because neither can we.
We think that the course at Marshall Mountain is a pretty good representation of the style of riding in Missoula, but it's no secret that the twists and turns up there are a touch spicier than a lot of the things that you'll find in Sawmill Gulch or Crazy Canyon. We've been plugging away at getting few of those corners dialed in. Remember that one right hander, where if you didn't set it up quite right you went flying into the woods? Fixed. Remember those two quick switchbacks up top, where you pretty much just locked up both tires and prayed? A thing of the past. We've deceased grades, taken out the off cambers, installed berms, and added a whole buttload of flow.
And now, with a little help from our friends (at MCC, that is), we've got an alternate descent that skips the nastiest of the nasty. We'll run this modified course for the Men Cat 3, Women Cat 3, Juniors, and Masters B, and hopefully take a little bit of the fear factor out of the course for newer racers. The new descent is a mix of logging roads and single track, and still hits on the juiciest, flowiest, most awesomest parts of the course.
Come on out this Wednesday and Thursday June (20, 21) and see what we've been up to. We'll be riding the course at 5:30.