The Course Will be Tough
Yes the rumors are true, SSWC09 will be very hard. This is the World Championships and we have created a course that will determine the best all around singlespeeder in the world. The course map will be available on monday for you to view. It is a loop that we, the D9 Crew, would take you on if you were in town for the weekend and wanted to ride. A recent article in Mountain Bike informed the masses that it would be good for a 1:1 ration and rigid. This is not the case. The info was based on earlier generic course info that we could release at that time. Now you know, you will be challenged.
There will be straight up singletrack hiking, there will be a mile of very technical ridgeline rocky terraign, there will be steep downhills, there will be road sections seep and flat, there will be options for drops and jumps, there will be somebody around you at all times, passing or holding you up. There will also be amazing views, creative use of natural terrain, course marshals at every intersection, fans lining all the sweet sections, and close to one thousand of you all trying to make it to the finish line as fast as you can.
Take a deep breath, relax and get ready to have a good time next week. We have been planning for you about 13 months now.