Photos and Words by Reuben Krabbe
Rivalry at its most naked, the Dual Slalom’s pits two competitors, side by side, with the clock’s second hand as the guillotine dropping to eliminate one rider per round. A bike-handling battleground, the finely sculpted track of jumps, berms, rhythm sections and drops pits fourcross specialists against gnar-chasing downhillers. Riders take one run down each side of the course. The fastest combined time wins. Each lap through the track raises the stakes and works up everyone’s appetite to win.
Riders battled yesterday through conditions that can only be described as wet and nasty. At day’s ebnd, riders Jill Kintner & Graeme Mudd stood atop the podium. Here’s the story in pictures.