Dec 8, 2009

Bend Nationals Course as of 12/8

Ok so I am not going to mess with this very long but there are about three inches of snow on the course. It packs down to about 1/2 inch. Everything looks more severe in person but it's all rideable. I hear they are going to remove snow around the beer garden area. I would say about a third of the course.
These pictures are roughly in order start to finish. I hope the snow melts off the pavement, or they put cinders down because the road is packed snow, very slick for a start. And the start is going to be critical if the snow is still around because you start into the section that is not going to be cleared so you want to have good position because there may be only one line. I think the snow will be around thursday and friday but things may change by saturday and i bet the course will be clear of snow and moist(perfect) by sunday.

thats a runnup, looks like barriers first.