Racing this trail is gonna HURT. Despite the huge vertical drop, this trail has huge sections of pedaling. Short, punchy ups to fry your lungs and legs that transition into long sections of "please, make it stop" rolling terrain.
As it will be an enduro race, the trail is broken up into stages. Stage 1 is from the top of the pass to Junction Creek and is roughly 7 miles. Stage 2 is a 4 mile climb to the start of the final stage and doesn't count to your overall race time. Stage 3 will be a true test one's will to suffer. 11 miles of pedal till you puke, redline output. It's safe to say racing this trail is going to be a lot less fun than our casual practice ride!