Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Merida 12Hr - Port Macquarie

Its the best track ever!! You will have a ball... all things I had heard before... This time it was true!!

Pearso & I combined forces and entered in pairs for the 12Hr.  Upon arriving we learnt there was no "mixed" category, we were racing men, mixed and women's pairs... oh well lets give this a crack.

I went out for a practice lap in day light by myself... and came back grinning from ear to ear...  yup this was going to be fun! The plan double laps till we got tired and then singles.

Pearso was kindly given starting honours and as the second wave they were off and racing. Pearso pumped out 2 solid laps and we were on a roll out I went for my two yup all good loving this...pearso again another two solid laps as he was due in it started to drizzle nothing too heavy just enough to be annoying... Pearso comes through and yells out its getting slippery.. he was right, tyre slipped out on a wooden burm and ended up head first in a tree... Im still yet to work out my magnetic attraction to trees.

I retrieved my AY-UPs from the bush dusted myself off and got back on the bike, slowly made it back with a message being carried for me for Pearso to get ready for an swap..

Pearso went out and did 3 in a row while Kel bandaged me up and then we were on it again... somewhere in there we worked out that we were only about 5 mins behind another "mixed pair" and it was on... we had a real race on our hand... pearso and I pulled out our fastest laps as our last two laps each to come across the line 4 mins in front of the other mixed team.

So 8th to the mens teams but 1st mixed team over the line... can say we were pretty stoked with our result.

100 points to Kel, your pancakes always rock at 3am.

Pearso you can be my wingman any day. LMAO


Enduro Super Series 4 Hr

Heading to this race a little on the nervous side as the normal convoy of mates were not present, although MASSIVE thanks goes to Richard who came down kids in tow to crew for me. You Rock!!

A few familiar faces roll in including Chris, Nat & Jaryn, got busy setting up camp and trying to settle the nerves.

No time for a practice lap and I have never ridden OHV before. Oh well first lap is usually full of traffic so I can just roll around to get used to it.... or so I thought!!!

Roll.... this was not an option.... Mudfest is the one word to describe the track, the first 3 kms of every laps was just a bog hole, yet the whole track was wet and heavy and you had to peddle to get any momentum down hill.

I struggled through 4 laps in the four hours, I have never been so exhausted after riding...

I finished 8th in the solo women so was happy with that... lets hope the tracks not like that for the 24 in May.


Saturday, March 5, 2011


Well it's been 4 months since my last confession..

Since racing Boonah a lot has gone on in my life and Brisbane (floods) so I didn't have the preparation I would have liked for the LunarC;

Excuses aside;

We had a great camp set up with 6 of us riding solo and a great crew of Kiri, Kel, Aunty T, John, Chez, Georgie, Kirsty and of course all the kidlets. 

Rocked up just in time to go for a roll around the track with Boz & Richard in daylight.  This was a deceiving course... heaps of singletrack and lots of little pinch climbs. was going to be an interesting race.

Rolled around to 1130 all ready to go, nerves going crazy.. straight to the back of the pack for me, I was going to ride my own race and not try and get caught up in the bolt start.

Midnight.. and we are off and racing.. the actual race for me was quite uneventful no flats, mechanicals or even chain off's, I had a ball in the race although one of the climbs had got the better of me by the end of the race.

I didn't really have a clue where I was in my category but didn't really care either, just keep riding, riding, riding.

After completing 9 laps, I ended up 5th in the solo Women's and 50th Overall in Solos.

Pretty happy with my race and it just highlighted for me how much more training I need to put in..

Thanks again to the Crew, it was great to come round and see every ones smiling faces.

Till next time
Allio out,