After months of not racing and minimal training, at Boz's farewell from work drink he suggested we attempt the D2D as a mixed pair.. It seemed like a good idea at the time.. I have since realised racing pairs is as hard if not harder than going it alone.. but it was a privilege to race with one of my best mates.
The decision was made for Borris to go out on the starting lap as he could get us out the front and out of the traffic..
22 mins and in he rolls, we are in for a quick laps. This course was a lot more climbing than I was used to it such a short lap.. but there was plenty to keep you entertained.. first lap out and about 3/4 way through my rear hanger snaps.. SHITE.. time to run... arrive into transition and Boz was off.. with the help of (self titled)"bitch" aka Nathan King we swapped out the hanger for another one but the damage was done, gears were running like... well like not running at all leaving me with about 4 left come the last few laps..
About 3am the weatherman decided that if it was not silly enough for us to be riding around for 12hrs in the dark, that he would throw some rain in to top it off. With the rain came the emergence of Snakes, Spiders, Massive Cane Toads and a couple of Foxes to just keep you on your toes. We switched to a couple of Doubles but they were just hard work... singles the rest of the way.. The course was definitely taking its toll and having limited gears didn't help me punch out super quick laps.. we had an awesome cat & mouse/leap frog race with Emma and Paul..
Due to the inaccurate timing we didnt know whether we were 1st or second so we called it with10 mins to go and let Em & Paul know too, so it was actually going to be a surprise when they read out the results.. 2nd Mixed Pair - we were both more than happy with this result..
Thanks to Kiri & Georgie, "Bitch"aka Nath, and of course my team mate and best mate Sean "Borris" Bekkers