It was easily seen that even over the winter, everyone else was still ungodly fast on the descents. It might have had something to do with me being on the hardtail, but you can't dispute skill.
The next day the weather was a bit cooler, but still awesome compared to how its been in Durango. We hit up Poison Spider Loop and then came down one of my all time favorites, Portal.
Not only is the trail wicked fun, it was quite the spectacle watching Swifty descend the technical terrain. (I will upload the video once I get some faster connection speed) But of course not even the best can make it down everything completely unscathed.
All and all it was an excellent trip. Its nice to finally get on some dirt and remember why I put in so many hours on the road bike. I am super psyched for this season and what it holds. Hopefully I can get out on my mountain bike a few more times before Fontana, which is only a couple of weeks away.