Any word on if the snow has melted and if the downed trees have been cleared from 4613 down to the Funner/Storm King intersection?
JMW, you headed down from P-town? I plan to head down sometime Fri morning (around 9am) from NE PDX. If not carpooling, be down to meet up for some practice rides if you like, especially on TW's. I plan on doing some laps on Whoops (time permitting) as well and hoping to do the race without my dropper post for Sat stages at least (prefer descending without it on the bike). I want to see if I can do all the timed sections with post slammed and just raise post manually for the untimed climbs/flat sections (not ideal in Super D's, but hoping it can fly with the Enduro format). I've been running dropper posts on/off for about 6 years now and kind of done with them and only care to use them when absolutely necessary, such as on undulating up/down trails like on my annual winter trips to Sedona/SW to ride.Race = next weekend's Enduro.
Sounds good, thanks for the info, very helpful! Probably just keep the dropper post on for all the stages, but yeah I think the lower Funner stage is probably the only one I could ride without wishing I had it on. Was hoping to do all Sat stages without and the Sun Super D stage with, since my bike feels more responsive (especially in the air) and faster without it, until I hit a climb on the descent of course .Road Tiddlywinks on Sunday and the trail was in great shape. Per DF above, I avoided the upper section and just road down the power line road to the lower start. Supper fast and flowy.
Jgusta - I'll be heading down a little earlier on Friday, but let's sync up at the trails. Also, re the dropper post - going traditional on Funner would probably work. Tiddlywinks has a few flat flat(ish) sections that may have you missing a raised post. Storm King has a lot more short climbs and flat sections throughout the stage, which look to me to be a time sink if gaining traditional. Sunday will be especially tough with a slammed post as stage 5 is more SuperD with Funner and Storm King linked. Just some data for you ...