I love Windham. It’s the place I earned my first podium. That race was a ProGRT too. But this was my first time riding a World Cup course. Knew the track well from so many track walks. Knew it was steep. The nerves were there for sure. Showed up super early on Thursday and set up our pit with the factory teams again.
Blue is always a 50/50 when it comes to rain. Last time we were here this season, we were racing in a cloud and a ton of rain. This time was different. And soooo good. Dusty, dry, loose. Perfect warm-up for Windham this coming weekend.
This place is sick. Every single word you hear is true. Loose. Steep. Shale. Ground moving. It was a great weekend. Four of us made it up and we all camped together. I was in good company as every one of these guys could be considered veterans of this mountain.