Returning again, this demented detour comes with a twist of tartness at a time when you will not be prepared for it. As one of the many dirt sectors of the course, this tarty, tangled and treacherous trail confronts those who haven’t done their homework or have never watched a Spring Classic unfold. It either ends or commences at the famous Lemon Twist produce stand along Del Dios Highway, and thus gets its name, Lemontwistenberg.
This, the most undulating and twisty of off-road sectors, is extremely challenging with four kilometers of single-track trails over sand, clay, a bridge and many rocks that will offer far too many challenges for most roadies to get through unscathed. On top of that, this section has a nice climb to complete its contribution to the fatigue factor, so riders should bring their biggest cogs, widest tires and largest lungs. And here’s the real twist, you may find there is no longer a group for you to hide behind after you make it through this very first berg, while your lemon will have had much of the juice squeezed from it by the time you find pavement. PLEASE GO SLOW DOWN THE HILL TO THE BRIDGE. VERY SLOW.