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.
Riding four laps
Our team coming third
Nice hard fast course
Dry course = dusty course
Dirt in eyes
Inhaling half the course = speaking with husky voice for the next day
Putting a tear in the floor of your tent nearly a metre long
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.
Here’s an artists impression of what the race will look like
Note – Artists impression may not be entirely accurate