Third up on the bike park tour of Andorra was Grand Valira, the largest of the ski resorts in Andorra.
This resort has not been open to riders for that long and it showed. In some good ways and some bad, The tracks were excellent fun, with the most noticeable part being lack of braking bumps, there were some super fast bermy runs, and some north shore action as well. The major down side was poorly marked trails, the starts were easy to find but not marked well on the way down. A few times we had to climb some fire road to try a nd rejoin a trail or missed entry to the next section. Over all though this wasn't too bad and we had some wicked riding.
We caught a sneaky peak of this section of big ladder drops and road gaps from the lift. We eventually found it on the last run of the day. Not really the time to hitting big jumps, when your knackerd and have legs like jelly. How ever Pinner had it in his sights and after almost two weeks of riding i felt i could have it.
As you can see it was a fair size, about 15-18 feet out and about 8 feet down by the time you hit the landing.
I had a look from the top and decided it was definatley good to go.So i sent Pinner to test jump for me!
Probabley the biggest drop of the tour for me, happy to land it sweet, as soon as i was pushing back up my hands were shaking so much i could hardley hold my bars.
Tommy K giving it plenty of style.
You may notice the absance of Andy, he was off down in the town sorting a new bike. He picked up a bargin of an ex hire bike, unfortunatley it had a duff shock so he went to sort it. with that done the was one day of riding to go.In all though a wicked day and a park to watch as it gets better. The girls in the ticket office said they only get about 10 riders a day at the moment. Thats not great for them but was fine for us, quite trails and no braking bumps.