Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Definition of sensible...

You know what would be the most sensible thing to do the weekend after riding nearly 200 miles in then rain? Yeah that’s right rest, have a lie in and generally chill out.
So how Scott from Niner, Gareth and the rest of the Loco tuning boys managed to convince me that racing in the 4hr solo event at Bristol bikefest was a good idea I’ll never work out? Anyway the entry was all to readily excepted by a frankly far to chirpy Matt Carr (Again wearing trademark flip flops) and it was time to head home and try to work out how i was going to manage, or more precisely how a bike i hadn't looked at since Belgium a few weeks previously was going to manage!
Loudly it turns out.
The race was more a exercise in staying power rather that actually racing, the first half lap was defiantly powered by Gels and adrenaline - thankfully i had Nay from Bristol mountain bike club to remind me that there was a skirt waiting for me back at the tent if i should decide it was all to much. I’m not sure quite how but i managed to pull off a 15th place finish which honestly surprised me, as Gareth has said it proves that the hard work is now paying off...

Oh i forgot to add, congratulations to Team Mud Dock (James and Nevil) who both rode brilliantly to complete not only their first mountain bike races but looked to be having a gret time doing it, well except Nevil, im not fast enough to see anything other than his dust...

Team Mud Dock, Nevil on the left and James on the right.

Nevil on the top step of the podium after winning the three hour event.

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