Eldora Escape xc course pre-rideJeff Kerkove 3:00 PM
Welcome to Eldora Mountain Resort....located just west of the petite little mountain town of Nederland, CO. This weekend is stop number 8 in the Mountain States Cup Series. For both Sonya and myself this is a little opener event to keep the legs happy for next weeks Dakota 5-O. Goal here is just to have a good day on the bike and hope the effort yields a good result.
Hey, what do you know, it's a typical start to a MSC race. You get to climb your ass off on a resort service road. Mmmmmm, a delicious serving of pain. I'll take seconds please!
After the opening climb to string out the field you end up with some big ring action with some rolling double track.
Then you climb.....the total course elevation at once. The course goes up at a gradual grade on some rocky trail. After a good chunk of climbing it is a technical descent on some loose rocky trail.....which then turns into a little east coast rooty flavor.
Course is in excellent shape. A little light rain might help a bit to tighten up some of the looser sandy sections. Other than that....look for the rider to do well tomorrow who is good at all aspects of mountain biking.