This is a clip from a spring ride in a popular recreation area roughly 45 miles west of Portland, Oregon. The top of the run flows through the typical Coast Range greenery and then disappears into a steep descent. The surrounding trees help to give the grade perspective. It is not the steepest slope in the area, but is nearly a relentless drop. During the downhill I focused on standing up, leaning back over the rear fender and providing consistent front/rear brake. Though the top layer of dirt was relatively dry, the base was wet so locking up either tire would have actually made me go faster.