Yesterday’s last Dig Day kicked off with an early morning session for many of the riders eager to test out middle to lower features of their lines. The energy was contained, focused and quick as they got back to work right after for unfinished business on portions of their runs.
Vinny Armstrong, who crafted a route through the upper center of the mountain that works its way to looker’s left, toiled away on the top portion of her line into the afternoon after morning sessions. Vinny’s line suits her strengths as a rider, beginning with a daring drop at the top before moving into playful portions that speak to her style and personality on the bike.
Chelsea Kimball, another returning Red Bull Formation athlete known for her epic sends, was hard at work with a few of her diggers to fix a landing towards the lower portion of her run at looker’s right. While filling up sand bags for the adjustment, she commented, “This isn’t fun to work this hard so late in the game, but it’ll make this landing less flat which will be so necessary come Ride Days. It’ll make this landing suck a lot less.”
Even though the riders were returning to the 2019 Red Bull Formation venue, they had found plenty of new opportunities on the course. Old lines were reinforced, while new features were built up to create exciting new runs.
“There seemed to be a lot left on the table for this venue which was a major factor in returning here,” said event co-founder Katie Holden. “I can’t wait to see when they put it all together in the coming days.”
Stay Tuned for a ride recap coming to the site in the following days, we can’t wait to see these ladies sending it! –