All Hallows Cross, race #6 in the MABRAcross series, is this Saturday in Hughesville, Maryland. All Hallows, presented by Pax Velo, debuted last year with a slopfest that favored the power guys and gals in the region. With long straights and not much elevation, the rain was the only thing that kept the race pace in check for 2009. If it stays dry the remainder of this week, the course is sure to set up much faster.
We have been promised more twists and turns this year, several occurring in the two horse rings featured in the front half of the course. This could slow things down a bit, but the back half still contains a lot of long fast stretches of fire road. The course also showcases a quick ride through a small barn and a little stretch of fun single track near the end of the lap. There is also a metal pipe that is placed on the course. If you’ve got the skills it’s ridable. But that doesn’t mean you will do so cleanly. (Exhibit A.)
For this course preview we welcome back MABRAcross technical advisor and Squadra Coppi chief Ken Woodrow. The video is a mish mash of the promoters riding around the course and last year’s rainy masters 3/4 race.
Thanks for watching and we will see you Saturday.