Super D (All-Mountain) Racing

  • So I just found out about Super D racing. For those of you who, like me 2 hours ago, have no idea what this is, let me explain. D stands for downhill, and you would think that "Super D" would mean extreme downhill racing, but in fact, it is just the opposite. It is more like XC/DH. Not as crazy as downhill racing but not as much uphill pedaling as cross country. Some Super D courses have no climbing at all. All in all, what this amounts to is a style of racing best suited for folks like me with all-mountain bikes. I'm talking 5-6 inches of travel.

    I have been wanting to get into racing to give myself a goal to work towards. But owning only one bike which weighs in at about 34 lbs on a good day, my prospects were not looking so good until now. The only problem is that the season is pretty much over. As far as I can tell, there is only one more Super D race scheduled thsi year and it is coming up fast. Its called the Southridge 18th Annual Challenge and it will be held Nov 21-22 2009. 

    So who else want to do this?