Swizcorner: UnadillaMonday, August 20, 2012 | 2:15 PM
Every single rider out there had moments where it could have all been taken from them.
Unadilla was so rutted and unpredictably treacherous, it was nuts. Watching the leaders circulate the track at speed was not only impressive it was scary. Every single rider out there had moments where it could have all been taken from them. Whether it was the consistent issue of high speed cross-rutting, dabbing a foot for balance, a high-side shuffle- whatever the case; the difference between making it work and suffering the consequence of not recovering was so infinitesimal, I felt like I was watching an accident waiting to happen all day. And many times, they did. Those who made their lines work and dominated the day, put in some of the most impressive rides I’ve seen in truly scary rutted conditions. Just ask Jake Weimer how thin that line was between a rut working for you or showing it’s teeth as it bit you.
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