With a few weeks to go to Megavalanche it was time to test the bike and my DH skills on trails a little longer than Hammarbybackens 58sec runs. This was also the time i chose to introduce my girlfriend to the world of DH. Well now i know where not to take her next time!
We jammed my Stumpy and Epic in the car and drove off to what was to become a fun little adventure in mud and rain.
This was my first time in Järvsö, so i didn’t know what to expect. The trails were mint though, really flowy, almost no need to pedal in places. I tried not to huck everything i saw (and frankly some of the things just plain scared me) using the fact that it’s mid season and that i don’t want to hurt myself right before the Megavalanche. The bike ran absolutely perfectly, my body on the other hand reminded me that i should have trained more. My hands were cramping up and hurting towards the end of day 2.
Into the mist
I was kind of a little envious of my girlfriend’s rental Scott Voltage, which i tested shortly. Compared to my Stumpy it felt like riding DH on a sofa stuffed with fluffy pillows. Towards the end of day 2 she managed to get down the green run, which for someone riding a DH bike for the first time is absolutely great.
The obligatory edit: