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Jay DeBe took to his 1st downhill race this past weekend at Snowshoe Bike Park in WV. Men's Intro
lV Race 1 of a 3 part Snow Shoe Gravity Series.
Temps or mid-90's and humidity pushed in from the South and East, making for some hot days on the mountain that is usually a nice reprieve from RVA heat.
Saturday's practice was kept to only a few course runs and a few fun runs to get the mind and body in the game, but remain fresh forrace day.
The course was pretty fun, but also brutal! Starting gate to 10 Gallon before jumping onto OG and finishing up with Pro DH to Lincoln Log to Finish Line Rock.
By race day, the corners and edges of the trail where a few inches deep of powder, making for some tire pressure and braking techniques pretty critical.
Despite never really finding the groove on the course, having a good ground game, Jay opted to play it safe by utilizing many of the ride-arounds on race day and still brought 2nd Place on the podium!
Stay tuned for the results of Race 2 is coming up in Aug, Race 3 in Sept.; Jay's going for a series overall win.
A huge thanks to all of the of our sponsors for making the team happen. Lee's Chicken Greg Cowart, John Pace F.W. Sullivan's 3Sports #mtblife #shredthegnar