The Graveyard Call
Argonay is a small village on the outskirts of Annecey, France. Annecey has been billed the Venice of Savoie and hosted in the final time trials of the 2009 Le Tour de France.The city sits on Lac d'Annecy, a very beautiful lake. About ten minutes away sits the small village of Argonay. Argonay is home to the first gravity sports track in the world.
Teutonia is a small town in the Brazilian jungle, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its biggest claim to fame is footwear. Several show companies, including Adidas, have factories in town. About 10 kilometers up the hill is Lagoa Da Harmonia, a small lake resort, where we stayed.
Maryhill Festival of Speed
Down in the bottom of the state of Washington, in the shadow of Mount Rainer is the small town of Goldendale. With a population of several thousand the town is large enough to have two grocery stores, a bowling alley, and a McDonald's. It is the county seat of Klickitat County and is home to the county fairgrounds. Agriculture is the main commerce for the area.
Once again we return to the sleepy Austrian town of Jungholz for Almabtrieb. While the town has three banks in it, it doesn't have a grocery store! Fortunately there are a few restaurants, and a swimming pool.
The course starts out next to the fire station down a gentle slope around two long sweepers. Towards the middle, the course drops away heading first to a small kink in the road. You can make the kink without braking, but it does take most of the road. The course continues past a restaurant heading for the 90 degree left. With almost no time to set up is a hard right, which is almost immediately followed by a left hairpin. Exiting the hairpin gives you time to set up for the right hand caraousel. The carosuel empties on to a bridge. Hanging a hard left takes you across the bridge and into Germany were the finish line is.