Written by Emily Pross, Marketing and Communications Major
A few weeks ago, I found myself in North Carolina for N.C.D.H.’s Mt. Jefferson Downhill. I’ve been to the Mt. Jefferson race before, last year in fact. Last year was a bit different because we practiced on a dry course and then raced in the pouring rain.
To give you a bit of background on the venue and road, this road sits in Mt. Jefferson State Park in West Jefferson, North Carolina. Since this road sits in a state park, skaters aren’t allowed to skate it at any other time throughout year, only during the event. This grants skaters a unique opportunity to skate an insane road they normally could never get a chance to skate.
The road is something special. The East Coast typically doesn’t have many fast, long, and technical tracks, as compared to the West Coast. The funny part is, you wouldn’t expect that road to sit in the Southeast, deep in the boonies of North Carolina. There are a lot of gnarly roads in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, but that is something to be shared on a later date.
The event was a certified rip! Here are some photos to help tell the tale better:
The event was a blast! Lots of skaters, including myself, went home with smiles after a weekend of shredding the magical hill. I ended up finishing in 8th, but the final Top 4 results were:
Many thanks to:
Mom & Dad
Moonshine MFG http://www.moonshinemfg.com/
Berkeley College http://berkeleycollege.edu/
Daddies Board Shop https://www.daddiesboardshop.com/
Rider Approved Designs http://www.radesigns.com/
Ronin Trucks http://www.ronintrucks.com/