The croatian race, downhill Gracisce always symbolizes the end of the season for me. Gracisce is located in Istria where the weather is still warm and sunny at this time of the year. However, for the race weekend weather forecasts predicted showers, which was pretty unusual for this location. None of us have ever ridden this track in rain so we were all excited. Actually I was hoping for a better weather because I have been sick for last three weeks and I was constantly taking pills so I wouldn't get a fever.
When we got to Gracisce the weather didn't seem that bad afterall. It was cloudy and still warm, it drizzled from time to time but there were no showers during the day. The track in Gracisce is preety unique. It is really fast and rocky....REALLY ROCKY! The beggining and the end of the track is wide open with natural sandy bumps and doubles which are really fun to ride on. The middle part is a deep and narrow canyon with big boulders. I don't like this part at all, because I don't feel comfortable in narrow spaces. However I was riding really fast on practise and I was feeling confident.