Today was DH race day #1 in Kvitfjell. Huge props to Erik for ripping!! He just passed Ken Read for WC podiums by a Canadian with 15. Amazing!
After taking it very easy in yesterday’s training run just to get a feel for a track I’ve never skied, I was ready to put the pedal to the metal today. I had a good game plan (still do for tomorrow!) and was executing it well up until the end of the road into the big, compression triple about 25 seconds from the bottom.
Coming to the end of the road, I prepared to absorb, caught an edge, and this is the resulting sequence:
Just trying to keep the crowd entertained 😉
Very happy to be in one piece and I have no idea how I pulled off the recovery to make it to the finish. It’s not all bad though as I was skiing well and was right in the mix gunning for a top-30 finish before the mistake. Another race tomorrow, going in with a slightly revised game plan but am amped to get another crack at this awesome run.