#5 – Hogsback Descent
Location: Firetrail where Hogsback Ends and Intersects Railroad Grade
Distance: 0.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 261 ft of Loss (-18%)
Overall Runs: 2948 Attempts By 688 People
CR: Victor Mier 54sec (3:18 mile pace) and Lydia Gaylord 1:42
My place: 4th, including breifly had the CR for a 3 month period.
Why: Because witnessing the abandonment at which Victor attacked this brief stretch of trail was crazy. This is not a smooth stretch of trail by any means. Ruts, loose rocks, and often a chill that would water the eyes make this stretch tough to stay upright when you are just cruising. 3:18 mile pace for quarter of a mile is sub 50 seconds for 400m but rather than the metronic style you see circling the oval this was a form of controlled chaos which took skill in addition to fitness to harness. I thought my 1:06 was good. I was wrong.
Insider Tip: Sunglasses, wear sunglasses if you are really going for it. Oh yeah and a running start helps as well.