D2D 2010 on a Swift

Posted: June 30, 2011 in 2011, General, Videos
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The official view from the Singular Team.

What they don’t tell you is that I did it on a Swift too…..some of the time. I kicked off on a Santa Cruz and quickly switched to the Swift. It coped with the mud far better and was easier to ride….when riding was possible. I had to quit after an embarrassingly short time (4 laps I think) as my lights blinked out on the Beast. There was plenty of power in the battery but the switch got waterlogged and that was it.

With D2D being even later in the year this year, the chances of precipitation have increased dramatically and this video really reminds me of all the reasons not to enter. Not only does the race destroy the trails, but it just is no fun to ride in appalling conditions.

I understand that Timber will be getting involved in trail repair this year so if there is more mega damage, at least there will be a decent and committed team to sort out the mess.

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