Wednesday, April 11, 2012

12hrs in the Piney - Armidale

Well this was a last minute decision but Richard and I decided to go down along with Boris and compete ihn a 2 person mixed and between us we could look after Boz riding Solo.

Lets just say this track is not a hardtail SS track.. But man it was fun!!!!!!!!

This would have to be one of the best events I have been to... 10am start 10pm finish on a saturday, so plenty of time to recover before having to drive home sunday morning.

Now back to the track, AWESOME.... first few kms were flowing through the pine trees and this is where you could get some real pace on(if you had the big gears to do it).. my little legs were spinning off their pivots..  The middle of the track had some nice climbing, through pine forest, along creek, rock gardens... there were a lot of technical areas through out the track but there was always a B line for anyone less confident.. The descent was awesome although getting towards the end of the race the arms were getting tired so a couple of B lines were taken.  The last 3 kms was like the first back through the pine forest... it was quite a rough course so a dually would have been a better choice but all in all a super track.

After an error with the timing tent and a miscommunication we ended up coming 2nd.. long story..... lets just say that regardless of what any timing sheet says Rich and I will be racing till the very end from now on.

This was only the 2 time this event was run.... we will be back next year with reinforcements!!And a different bike. ;-)

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