Brakes

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Brakes

"All braking must be accomplished using the riders' feet. No Mechanical braking devices are allowed."

Black Dome

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Black Dome

Asheville, NC

My first race was Black Dome and took place in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the same weekend as the Bele Chere Festival. This festival is a large street fair that takes up most of downtown Asheville. The race course ends about a block from the festival.

Mammoth

Mammoth

Mammoth, CA

My second race, was my first EDI race in Mammoth, California. A few hours south of Reno in the Sierra Nevadas. The town of Mammoth is mostly a ski resort town with some of the tallest peaks in the lower 48. The course was on a scenic loop on forest service land. It was a fairly easy course with a huge sweeper at the top, and two chicanes further down. The last chicane was fairly easy, if you went through alone. But could be a little tough two or three wide.

Fire on the Mountain

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Fire on the Mountain

Ansted, WV

Fayetteville, WV holds Bridge Day every year off the New River Gorge bridge.

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This is one of the tallest bridges in America. On Bridge Day the bridge is open to BASE jumpers. There is also sort of street fair on either side of the bridge, with about a mile of vendors. The event gets about a quarter million spectators! Ansted, about 20 miles away wanted their own extreme event to sort of compete. They decided to hold a down hill race the day after Bridge Day. In 1997 they paved a road up that goes up to a fire watch tower. And Fire on the Mountain was born.

Templin Hwy

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Templin Hwy

Castaic Lake, CA

Templin played an important role in the development of street luge. Many of the sports early stars practice extensively on Templin. And it holds a special place in my heart as it is where I first got hooked on street luging.

Newton's Playground

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Newton's Playground

Bathurst, Australia

For the second year Newton's Playground was held on the haloed grounds of Mount Panorama. Mount Panorama is a road race track that is also a public road, on the outskirts of the old gold mining town of Bathurst, Australia. Because it is a race track, the road surface is immaculate.

The course itself is one of the steepest on the circuit, parts even rival Tuetonia, except it isn't as long. There are two very challenging corners. Despite only have two tough corners, the course is very technical.

Malarrara Pro

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Malarrara Pro

Teutonia, Brazil

Deep in the Brazilian jungle lies the small town of Teutonia. The town is home to an Adidas factory, and one street of stores including a surf store! On the outskirts of town, a road heads up a steep mountain. At the top of this road lies a small resort, Lagoa da Harmonia.

Eastbourne Speed Days

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Eastbourne Speed Days

Eastbourne, England

For the third year the IGSA World Cup series returns to Eastbourne in southern England. The race starts at the top of world famous Beachy Head. The course isn't the best, with only a 200 feet drop and one difficult turn. Although this year the course was lengthend back to its original mile.

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