MXA’S MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN MOMENTS & SNAP SHOTS
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With the temperatures back home hovering near the century mark, the high elevation of Mammoth guaranteed cool weather, thin oxygen and a good chance of a sunburn. The best top soil disappeared decades ago, but the dirt underneath is still good.
Mammoth didn’t have full gates (in every class). The promoters have become greedy and instituted qualifying races that tripled the cost, as though it was cheap to spend a week in a mountain resort to begin with.
KTM’s David O’Connor got run over and suffered a dislocated elbow. Jody says that the good news is that it won’t require surgery and David can still work on his bike with one arm. David says the bad news is that he won’t be able to ride for two months, but that Jody will still want him to work on his bike.
WHAT THE TRACK LOOKS LIKE IN 2017
Photos: Dan Alamangos, David O’Connor and the local X-Ray technician