Jungholz is a small Austria village in the foothills of the Alps. The town has a couple of ski lifts, and a seemingly endless supply of hotels.
The course starts at the edge of Jungholz.
Thursday, July 7
Sometimes I wonder why I go to sleep, cause it seems every time I wake up for a street luge event, its raining, today was no exception. I decided to sit out the morning practice, but about 20 die hard riders didn't.
The rain didn't let up throughout the day, but some continued to ride.
That evening there was a free BBQ at the tent.
Friday, July 8
The weather hadn't improved much, it is still wet
After lunch I decided to suit up, qualifying would start soon, and I was going to get a time. It had stopped raining, but still very overcast. Hopefully the course would dry up. Some of the riders had a hard time finding proper head gear.
There was a long delay as there were problems with the timing system.
The locals set up a place to eat, and served sausages near the start.
We got some practice in after lunch, before qualifying started. Marcus ran tech near the finish line,I am sure I had a horrible qualifying time, as I was braking way to much for the turns, but I was very happy to run in the dry.
Since the bus wasn't coming back up, and our hotel was at the top, we used my car to get back to the top.
The Americans stopped for dinner at the half way restaurant
After the awards ceremony there was some live entertainment. Someone played with fire outside.
Saturday, July 9
I woke up to nice blue skies for a change.
I had lunch up at the start again.
After lunch we got a couple more practice runs in, then we had the buttboard race.
Gravity Bikes and Dirt Surfers raced next. Two of the bikers ended up pulling out, and there ended up being a 4 man race, but it was still GP style.
Street luge was the next set of races.
To make things interesting, and because this race originally
Once again we hit the half way restaurant for dinner.
After the prize giving the party really started. I am not sure what the name of the band was, and they had odd uniforms,
While a few people saw the paramedics, and I was a little worried about the vehicle that said "die" on it,