Windham 4X Course Practice video

Aug 27, 2010
by Windham Mountain  
Check out the 4X course in this practice video, there are some HUGE gappers on this course.

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  • 8 0
 Gnarly course, sweet video, but that is probably the worst cover I have ever heard.
  • 8 0
 man super sick track
  • 2 0
 nice at 1:09!
  • 1 0
 That's one gnarly 4x track, race will be sick!
  • 7 0
 i feel teres gonna be alot of carnage
  • 1 0
 Was that song a tribute to Wade Simmons' part in.... drat..... I'll say either NWD 1 or NSX 1?
  • 1 0
 I don't know but it sounded cheesey as f**k. People looked like they were struggling with those big doubles as well.
  • 1 0
 the meeting between the organisers and the course builders would have been short and sweet. 'create chaos'.........'ok.' Gonna be mayhem with 4 riders on that. and those doubles are a reach 2.....miss a pedal stroke and ur defo gonna case. good luck guys
  • 2 0
 I've got a question for all of you. Have any of you ever raced or even ridden a World Cup 4x track? Because if you had you would realize that while this course has massive jumps and is ridiculously fast it makes for a shitty course. While it does look "awesome", "sick", and "crazy" it's not built right. When you've got a course this fast nobody can make a pass because you're already going flat out. I'm gonna bet nobody makes a pass after the 1st or maybe...just maybe the 2nd corner, and it'll be follow the leader all the way down.
  • 1 0
 I have ya, St Anne and Bromont...both are much more technical, are very professionaly designed and favoured by the top riders. Not trying to diss th builders or anything like that....just didnt seem ready to me for a world class race. windhamxc1193; Sounds like you have some major NIMBY folks running the show in your neck of the woods...no disrespect intended but thta does not change the fact that was a weak course...
  • 3 0
 Am I the only one that thinks the start of that track looks weak?
What's with the gravel?
The rock garden and big doubles look awesome though!
  • 2 1
 I agree with benplatt....this course looks kinda new and not really ready for a race. Same goes for the downhill course IMO. I can understand UCI wanting to have a US stop this year....they probably should have gone to Bromont Quebec. They're 4 cross is super well developped, has some monster jumps...I'm sorry but this track looks half baked to me.
  • 1 0
 I can answer the gravel question. I live in Windham and have spent about 400 hours on the 4X course exclusively for the month of August in the Area of the State that we live in falls into the New York City Water Shed. Meaning that are run off water becomes there drinking water. Because of this we as track builders had to follow many codes set by the State. We were only aloud to create one Acre of disturbed earth. In order to stay in the one acre and keep the course the length that it was we had to go to certain extents to do so. One of which was to lay down the gravel which reduced out acreage for by a substantial number. We knew enough not to keep the gravel lose so we had track packed it and used tamper plates multiple times before race day. I'm not sure if you were there but ask anyone who was there we were on course making sure that the gravel was as packed as it possibly could be so speed could be retained by rider. I'm proud of the work that we have all put into the course and after to talking to many of the pros from the race being curious about there thoughts on the course I received many rave reviews and people who loved the course. Video as you should know does no justice to the actual course.
  • 2 0
 I hear there is a problem with the amount of riders UCI are letting race or something? Can anyone clear this up for me? Has a conclusion been made yet?
  • 2 0
 As far as I've heard from our NZ Bike sites, its a 60 rider starting field for qualies, narrowed to a 32 rider racing heat. We've got a rider, Dan Franks, who is racing, his first World Cup and he's 16, qualified 21st! So sick.
  • 2 0
 Yer George...50 riders showed up and UCI are only letting 32 race. Riders petitioned to go to 64 (and have first moto's with 3 people) but it wasnt really succesful Frown
  • 1 0
 Man that sucks, so like did Chris take a trip out there for no reason? Did Scott quali?
  • 1 0
 its typical if u ask me,another half baked effort from the americans.the track looks so sketchy and is NO way up to world class standard.i could have built a better track than that!
  • 1 0
 then do it !! build a better track than that !!! Stop bitchin about on pinkbike and go build one
  • 2 0
 haha, don't criticize the US...they don't seem to take it very well...ok you're right the track is perfect.
  • 1 0
 crazy track.. tgat one rough sections gonna be gnarly if it bottles up with all four racers
  • 1 0
 Track looks very tech... The dubs for sure will be carnage in a pack! Should be some great racing!!
  • 2 0
 Do the women ride the same track?
  • 2 0
 fantastic question. hahaha. i hope not or there could be some fatalities
  • 1 0
 there are some 'chickenways' Wink not lots, but they have some
  • 2 0
 at 2:00 it shows a side set of small jumps so u dont have to hit the big dubs. probably for the women racers
  • 1 0
 You're so screwed if you miss a pedalstroke or have to brake for some reason on the pro-line (doubles), there's no way to roll them out. It's just a big hole of nothing in between.

Wow and what to say about that table they made on top of that sea container Big Grin This is going to be a gnarly race. Glad I have my Freecaster codes tup
  • 1 0
 Fcuk me at 1:38 thats the biggest double ive ever seen on a 4x track.. AMAZING!
  • 1 0
 Agreed, those doubles are freakin' huge! Eek
  • 1 0
 thats a awesome track, should be a swwet race.
  • 1 0
 listen at 1:32 a guy says "this place is epic"
  • 1 0
 like 40 foot gaps on a 4x course no big
  • 1 0
 Wow that's probably the coolest 4x track I've ever seen.
  • 2 0
 omg nice track beautiful
  • 1 0
 gnarly gnarly gnarly
  • 1 0
 Sheer excellence.
  • 1 1
 An incredible track to show off the worlds best. holy f@#$
  • 1 4
 all the yanks love this track as if its the best 4x track in the world.the 1st part looks like an easy everyday bmx track,it then turns into a dh track and then aload of dirt jumps it is not a 4x track!

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