Saturday, January 27, 2007
Let the games begin
It's 12:30 am local time and we're just back from dinner in Brugge. CA Hupman Fred H is staying at the same joint so we hooked up with him for dinner. Great to see a Hup-dude out here and we're planning on taking the train with him to the Junior and YOUTWOTHREE race tomorrow.
I rolled with BW to the course today and saw some crazy DH action. There's a section of the course that is very, very, very steep, and super muddy. U23'ers were lining up and taking turns riding this today like it was a black diamond north shore tree stunt. The (cub) juniors roll tomorrow and they should warm up that spot nicely. Here are some photos from the Koppenberg. It's as steep as it looks. We were actually riding down it, too, for some photos. Having 32 Tufos with Carbone PRO's softened the blow. The climb is in the middle of nowhere and is literally just a neighborhood with houses at the top. I can't imagine the team car issues....