This morning started with a steep rolling climb up the relatively new trail Braken Mountain that starts just a the base of the Pisgah Mountains in Brevard, NC. This new section of single track heaven is a super twisty bench cut masterpiece that flows off of mountains and into Brevard, right next to the music center. The climb out of town was fairy steep, but the numerous and well planned switch backs made the ride a piece of cake. When we turned around on our out and back loop we already had an idea of just how good it would be to roll back into town. And believe me friends... it was awesome on the way back down!
Industry Nine wheels seated up without much fuss and the fix was done.
I took a nap and got ready to head over to the pre-race dinner and festivities.
Sufficiently rested, I got it together and headed over to the Brevard Music Center for the "Day 0" activities.I had a chance to catch up with lots of race friends and relive some tales of Pisgah Past. 2009, it snowed on us on the way up Laurel Mountain. Man that was cool, and cold!