On the Pegs - November 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 11 - November 2022 | Page 133

began to make a winding ascent to the top of the knob adjacent to the start . A short steep descent followed and caught a few riders off guard with a quick left-right transition at the bottom . Before long , the riders intersect a logging ride and find themselves faced with the first line choice of the loop . Continue straight for more single track or make a right to “ The Log ”. This particular log had become a bit of folklore leading up to the event as Jamie Reitz was sharing its discovery and potential use with the AHRMA family earlier in the year . A massive fallen tree , “ The
Log ” rose four feet from the forest floor and spanned nearly six feet . But sure enough , come race day , the expert line crested the famed obstacle with the help of some of Dale ’ s chainsaw carving ( a logger by trade ) to minimize the span , and a couple creative ramps to ease the ingress and egress . While “ The Log ” quickly became a fan-favorite viewing spot , it was certainly a daunting sight from the seat of a bike , but most folks managed to negotiate it with minimal drama and gained a distinct advantage over the longer bit of singletrack as
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