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Anybody familiar with Downers course? Any hill? (nm)(7 posts)

Anybody familiar with Downers course? Any hill? (nm)TFerguson
Aug 16, 2002 8:29 AM
Yes,TJeanloz
Aug 16, 2002 9:00 AM
Yeah, there's a hill that the announcer hypes up like it's Mount Everest. You jump onto it after a 90 degree left turn, it's maybe 100 yard long, easily cranked over in the big ring.
Have they changed the course?Pack Meat
Aug 16, 2002 9:07 AM
They used to have another short but steeper hill on the backside of the course. It was still a big ringer but it makes a lot of riders get out of the saddle.
No, no, that's the one I'm talking about...TJeanloz
Aug 16, 2002 9:33 AM
It's short, steep, on the back side- I want to say there's a water tower at or near the top. Then you descend basically all the way back down to the front of the course.
To clarify, or confuse...TJeanloz
Aug 16, 2002 9:36 AM
From the start/finish line you go mildly uphill, turn right 90 degrees (the mechanical pit is at this turn), then turn left 90 degrees, then turn left 90 degrees onto the hill, turn left 90 degrees and go downhill, turn right 90 degrees, left 90, left 90, left 90 and you're back on the start/finish straight. Confusing enough?
Yeah that hill is nothingPack Meat
Aug 16, 2002 11:09 AM
The finishing straight is uphill but a very mild grad.
But it's pretty much the only place to make a clean get awaygreg n
Aug 16, 2002 11:47 AM