It is so crazy to think that I have never ridden Northstar…until the Pro GRT that is!! I am hardly ever in the Bay Area ‘in season’- but still, kinda crazy.
I was pretty impressed by the park there- super different from any other park I have ridden- super loose, super blown out, super fun. Lots of passion and hard work put into it, puts a smile on my face. It’s one of those places that reminds me why I love riding my bike…to get LOOOOSE. I love feeling my tires slide and knowing thats just what they are gonna do! So funnnn.
The race track was pretty cool. Nothing too technical, just one of those tracks that is hard to stay consistant as it is super easy to blow out corners, get off line and loose momentum. And there were some AKWARD rock gardens. Kinda wierd. Just tried to keep my head up and my tires rolling. I qualified 2nd, that was my first full run so it was kinda a trial run…no points on the line, no real worries. Knowing what I had left in the bag I was pretty confident going into the final. After my qualifyng run I figured that this race was going to be won or lost on staying smooth and consistent, so that’s what I did. Didn’t really hang it out, as much as I love to (I can save that for my free time), just tried to ride smooth and conservative and it payed off. Yay! It was great to a Pro GRT win under my belt for the year…kinda bummed I only made it to this one Pro GRT this year!!
I just want to give a big shout out to Mr. Colin Bailey for keeping my Specialized Demo 8 running smooth. Also the All Ride crew for the pit space. And JDD for all of his hard work this season with the series. You guys rock. Thank you!