This is not where you go for an easy ride. This is where you ride something you can't get at the other places you've been to. This is where you find one-of-a-kind boardwalks and beautiful views of lakes from above. Expect to top out on all the hills and have a screaming descent to follow, but don't expect a gentle ramp to get you up there. These are old-school hand-built trails that will bring you close to trees and make you use your gears.
Trails may never be built this way again. I'm getting old, and so is the Thunderdown. 2015 will be the 15th time you kids came to my country with your fancy pants and your bouncy bikes. I hope you get the butt kicking you came for. I'll leave a jug at the top of Heartbreak Ridge for you.
|Everyone get's to ride this one!|