After Spicak we drove the 700 km down to Wiriehorn, where we had a little apartment 5 minutes away from the track, so that was pretty ideal. After a week of recovering from my injuries from Spicak, I felt okay for riding on friday, but my thumb was still hurting from the crash. Nevertheless I got 5 runs in, getting to know the course, which was quite awkward in places due to the dirt/gravel. But when I got to know the track is was quite fun, having a bit of everything from wide open bits to slow technical bits, which was good.
For the practice on Saturday I got 4 runs in finding some more speed in bits I felt slow, so I was felling quite confident that I could put in a good time in seeding. My seeding run did not got as planned since I messed up the top section pretty bad costing me a lot of time. Nevertheless I came down the hill good enough for 26th, so I knew that I could put in a good result for the race on Sunday.
For Sunday I went out early because I really wanted to cut some seconds for the race. Unfortunately I ended up crashing in one of high speed sections on the course in a gravel turn that headed out to the asphalt pedal section. My front wheel sled out and I ended up head first into the ground sliding a fare bit.. My bike ended up hitting a pole or something bending the cranks and denting my fork in the right stanchion. That pretty much ended my weekend because I did not have a spare fork or stanchion with me and the dent was so big that I could not do a run without drying out the fork..
Fortunately there are more races this year and I did learn a lot this weekend, so it was not a total waste.
|The view from our room|