Mammoth Lakes is a small resort town located in the High Sierra's about an hour south of Yosemite, and a three hour drive south of Reno, NV. During the winter it plays hosts to a fairly large ski resort. During the summer people flock to the small town for hiking, golfing, and other activities. This happens to be one of my favorite locations, despite the three hour drive from Reno, as the food in town is great. I've eaten in a different place each of my two visits, and have yet had a bad meal.
The course is about five miles out of town on Mammoth Scenic Loop. The course this year was just under a mile long. It begins with a quarter mile turn
As usual there was a delay in getting started, so most people milled around with boards strewn everywhere.
We finally got practice out of the way.
Racing started early on Sunday. EDI has an amateur class this year, with almost a dozen racers. The amateurs lined up to race first.
At lunch time Team Bod Rodz lined up their beautiful looking boards.
Rain threatened all day
After being DQ on the start in my race, I got a few photos. This course is a drafting course. You can see Fryer trying to air brake to get a better drafting position.
Taking shots from road level are always difficult, these are two of the last three runs.
Rob Rhuman takes Gold. Sitting back, drinking a "bud"
The podium is ready. The trophies and Champagne are lined up.
Gravity Bike Podium.
Amatuer luge, with half of Team Bod Rodz.
Another fine race in Mammoth Lakes, and amazingly the weather held up. If you ever come out to the area, you may want to spend some extra time. Just a few miles from town is the top of the mountain with a breath taking view of the Minarets.