The weather today was cold and crisp but dry, not quite what the rest of the weekend seems to have in store if the weather man is to be trusted.
Bernard Kerr was loving the top jumps and managed to throw this pretty wild suicide in his first run of the day. Consider getting on your bike for the first time in a week or so, hitting that jump blind first go and still pulling this off? Fair play...
British rider and photographer favourite Scotty Mears lays it over on one of the top jumps this morning. one of those riders who always seems to win practice.
Random Euro pinner making light work of going in to orbit over the big hip at the end of the first straight of jumps.
Sam Hill has been doing some runs with old team mate Brendog today and both have been looking super comfortable on the track.
Marc Beaumont from GT getting it slightly sideways a hip/table half way down the track, everyone was styling this jump but some people just pushed it that little bit harder.
Minnaar was one of the top boys trying this dirty huck/step down half way down the track, not a pretty gap but one the top lads where doing, but if they got it wrong they got it WRONG.
Ratboy in one of the very rocky sections, this track goes from bike park-esque berms and jumps to this kind of thing a few times down the hill. All the riders where checking the lines down here.
Brendog missed out on the Worlds the other week but proved he is on form at the moment with a win at the IXS last weekend, he is obviously loving the track and all the jumps, lets hope he can put in a good one on Saturday.
Nice scenic shot of one of the Scott11 riders above Hajfell town and lake/river. Who knows what the rest of the race will be like after a healthy doese of rain, Brit domination?