Our 2nd day at MBO, the Tahoe crew all registered for the Lawler/Hardesty Double Shuttle for 20 combined miles of very little climbing and super fast descending. I was happy to be on a Yeti SB 66 that day. While it didn’t climb as nimbly and responsively as the Ibis Mojo, it was an aggressive descender and I felt comfortable on it. I would go so far as to say that I felt super strong descending for the 2nd day in a row: confident, calm, in control and fast. It’s amazing what a change in geometry does for my mountain biking skills.
On the 2nd night of MBO the entertainment is always pixie races. Meghan managed to win her heat (against Jill!) but failed to win the semi-final round.
I was really hoping to snag a supreme crash but wasn’t ever in the right place at the right time. I did manage to get this sweet photo of the Aussie that won the event. This was right before he clipped my knee with his pedal yet managed to still stay upright AND win the race.
More on MBO 2012 tomorrow!