First lap, the onslaught of bikes that follows the Le Mans start 60% of team Work Hard, Ride Harder, lazing around and waiting for our fearless leader to arrive back with a smoking fast first lap time My first lap, pushing up through the meadow There was at least one little black bear roaming around the course, I never saw him though Second lap, around 8pm – late enough to carry lights, not late enough to need them Finishing up my third lap at 3am – managed to snatch a few minutes of sleep between then and 6am, when I … Continue reading 24 Hours of Adrenalin 2013 – Team Work Hard, Ride Harder
The Le Mans style start – lots of people trying to run in bike shoes in the mud. It did eventually stop raining, and the course dried up a bit, although remained pretty greasy in some sections for the rest of the race. Riding over the evil bridge at the start of the race, on my Sunday morning lap.
Good Riding four laps Our team coming third Winning treasure Nice hard fast course No mud! Less good Dry course = dusty course Dirt in eyes Inhaling half the course = speaking with husky voice for the next day Bad Putting a tear in the floor of your tent nearly a metre long
A puppy A teammate in a stackhat The washing of the bike
I’ve decided to enter the Scott (formerly the Mont) 24hr mountainbike race, held up near Canberra every year. Unfortunately due to high demand, all of the team places have been filled within five days of entries being open, so they’re only allowing solo entries from now on. Hence, I have decided to do it solo. Mad perhaps? Definitely. Laps of a 20km course, possibly lots of mud, definitely some single track, and laps in the dark. Probably lots of cold… possibly below freezing, even some snow if we’re lucky. I might have to start training. The aim is ten laps. … Continue reading snakes on a plane
So Saturday saw us competing in the Gravity 12 hour, hurling ourselves round a 13km mountain bike course – single-track, firetrail, and swathes of mud. Three teams of us competed, I was in a team of three that became a team of two after losing Nick to injury. Lap times, all around an hour. Final laps completed in the dark, complete with bikes covered in red LEDs and tinsel. In short, it was muddy, and lots of fun.