about the weekend, this story will focus more on the race course details.
Wayne has nailed it this year with the Kamloops Race the Ranch course. It bears no resemblance to the old course in any shape or form. He started planning the new course after last year's race, and inspired by the 2009 World Championship course in Canberra, Australia he set out to make the most of the limited elevation he had to work with. Being an ex-elite downhill racer himself, he knew exactly what was needed to design a challenging, but fun for all skill levels course. Funding from the city of Kamloops enabled Wayne to bring in some heavy equipment and import some much needed rocks to the area, putting a little gnarl into the dusty hill and also allowing him to pack the dirt down to try and avoid the typical Kamloops bomb holes that appear after 400 or so racers tear the place apart.
You want steeps, he gives you steeps. The course sends you straight down an gnarly rocky pitch.
You want big air, he gives you big air. The road gap sends you, there's some hefty hang time off this one.
You want jumps, well there's jumps...I think I counted no less than 24 jumps on the course including some nicely built hips to test your air style.
and you want to satisfy your need for speed? There's plenty of rock skimming, jump scrubbing goodness in there too.