Started the summer vacation yesterday with spectating the NORBA
mountain bike nationals up at Snowmass Ski Resort. The downhill was
worth watching and fun to photograph, though the chances of being
hit by a flying bicycle or rider were pretty good.
|We watched a couple of heats of the Expert
class (one step below Pro). These guys were photogenic. They
didn’t have quite the gear or technique of the pros, but that
made for some exciting action. You could get as close as you
dared. One guys bicycle flew about 30 feet after a fall and my
son had to dodge it. Cool, an activity where spectating is a
risk sport. Perfect for the off season. And yep, bicycles don’t
cause any environmental damage.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.