Over 150 riders gathered in Falls City to sample some of the best DH & FR riding the northwest has to offer. A lousy forecast scared almost 50 of the registered riders off, but another 50 unregistered riders showed up, helping raise even more funds to be earmarked for developing downhill and freeride trails in the west Portland area.
Fortunately, the rain died down in the afternoon, and riders that stuck it out were rewarded with killer riding conditions. The dirt was slippery in some spots, and riders were soaked, but good times were had by all. We even rode a good amount of the wood stuff- my brother Izaak was on a mission. Although it was his first time riding Granny’s Kitchen, he had to hit the new step up line from NWD 10. (Wet wood: scary)
The weather made it tricky to shoot a lot of pics; fortunately there was an umbrella in the car that worked to shelter my camera. Between my G10 and the GoPro Hero I managed to accumulate enough footage to cut a brief highlight reel. Check it out:
For more information on the Westside Trail Federation and their projects, click here.