The locals have an unfair advantage at Bootleg Canyon. With its steep pitches and a surface of red rocks sharpened to a fine edge, it takes special skills, daring and fortitude to be able to navigate the barely discernible lines and death defying drops at Bootleg. It also helps to have cloven hooves with toes that can spread apart, with soft inner pads that provide traction and hard outer hooves featuring a special claw-like toenail that can grip even the slightest changes in a rock's face. Bighorn sheep rule the hills around Boulder City, and have done so for centuries. Experience counts in large amounts.
Much of the same could be said of the mountain bikers that populate this Southern Nevada area. Except for the cloven hooves part. You have to be brave, skilled and experienced to be successful at Bootleg Canyon. Just ask the hundreds of riders who gathered here for the 2017 DVO Mob n Mojave, the second round of this year's Winter Gravity Series. Athletes from around the West took part in Super D and Dual Slalom events on Saturday, then charged the Downhill on Sunday. A generous cash purse for the Pros and tables full of swag for all awaited the best of the best. The weekend was generally cool and partly cloudy, with some sprinkles on Saturday and a biting wind on Sunday.
This event was made possible by the support of companies such as DVO Suspension, MJT Designs, Box Components, ProMax, KHS Bicycles, ONZA, Smanya, HT Components, Novatec, Canfield Bros, Deity, Gravity Cartel, IXS, Spank, Trucker Co, SDR Clothing Co, ODI Grips, All Mountain Cyclery, GT Bicycles, Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, Connex Chains, Laketown Bikes, Kore North Bikes, Kali Protectives, Lectric-Cycles, Smartmotion, Erad, Flitelinez.
Full race results can be found at downhillmike.com/2017-mob-n-moja.html
The Chainless race did not take place at this event.