Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Corkscrew, Levis Mounds, Wisconsin

This trail is a part of the Levis Mounds trail system.  

Corkscrew is one of the older trails out at Levis Mound, and seems to no longer to get very much traffic.  It's a shame really, because Corkscrew is one of my favorite all-out bombs dropping down from the top of the mound.  As you have probably seen back on the main post, I included this in my recommended technical riding loop, so I personally recommend you go hit it!

Starting off with about a 2 foot drop off a large eroded root, the trail corkscrews down the hill, swooping through several switchbacks and over one large boulder. After a couple of switchbacks the singletrack straightens out into the promised all-out bomb down to the ski trail.  There's a small knoll breaking up the descent about three quarters of the way through. It is possible to mash the pedals and carry enough speed through the straight away leading up to the rise in order to rocket straight up and over without much of a break in the momentum of this wonderful quarter mile downhill.

What more can I tell you that a video of the entire trail won't? Check it out:

Corkscrew from Greg Heil on Vimeo.

This video, and many of the videos filmed at Levis, were taken while riding the legendary "Pumpkin:"

Thanks to John B. for letting me borrow the bike!


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