The course in Albstadt is amazing. It has some wicked steep climbs and equally if not more wicked steep descents. The first day I rode it, on Thursday on a bike that was a size too big with high tire pressure (there were tubes in the tires) I was terrified. It had just rained that morning, there was an insane amount of mud on the track and I basically just slid around on the descents, completely out of control. I was pretty freaked about the race and how I was going to hold it together for 6 + laps.
|This section is the short descent in climb 1. You can tell the course zig zags a lot!|
Then the sun came out and each day the track has dried up a bit, making it more and more fun. Don't get me wrong though, it still feels like someone dumped a ton of oil on the descents, making them slippery as heck. Even Brendan mentioned while helping me clean my bike that the mud was greasy.
|The mini mid climb descent.|
|From climb 1, there is a section with two choices, steep or steeper (and a hair shorter)!|
|Albstadt drop, you can see it's small, but you can't see how slippery it is after the drop!|
|The descent is crazy and fun! I love the out of control, I hope I make it feeling!|
Oh yeah, and after that there is a rad wall ride, well two of them! I've never ridden a wall ride before and I hit it on every lap yesterday and today! It's not THAT big, but pretty exciting for me!
And just picking up my number was pretty freaking exciting for me. I still can't believe I'm racing in Germany tomorrow!! This is seriously such a huge dream come true for me. Being here alone is blowing my mind!!!
You can watch the action at redbull.tv at 11am German time, but let's be realistic, they focus on the leaders and I'm starting pretty far back, so it'll be a miricle if you see me at all! Haha, but it's still exciting, so watch it!