Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cross Melburn

headed out for this little gem. I did manage to do the time but god it hurt. No riding for 2 weeks and fuck all for months showed me exactly how unfit one could be.....
Did have some fun amoungst the pain. At least the race finished before the heavens opened up with a cold blast.
I hung around to watch the elite men race and man there were some heavy hitters out who just smashed all race.
I will head over to Dirty Deeds this arvo for a bit of a look. No racing today as I am playing dad.
Check out the video for some race footage from Australia's first national CX race.
Happy trails

Sunday, July 1, 2012

super geed!

Coming soon I hear!

plans.... what to do

Look racing has really lost its appeal as I cant really get considerable time on the bike to make it fun to race. Nothing worse than turning up to events and having a crack and having your heart in your mouth from the warm up.
The only exception this year is CX, I want to race this to get fit and have some fun through winter, as long as I finish each event I am happy.... I mean how much can 40 plus minutes of CX hurt anyway...... I know a fukn lot!
I just want to ride for fun, like when you were a kid. Jase my neighbour and of Felt Epix fame wanted to get back on the bike so we have committed to every other Thursday night ATM. Those who want to join us can and its a fun 2hr loop of local trail just for shits and giggle. I forgot how much fun some trail was, after all I have not ridden some of it for longer than 12 months.
XC skiing is still on the cards but unless mother nature drops some snow on the local hill to me @ Lake Mtn I cant see myself getting it done. Between work and family comittments this part of my life is slightly restricted.
I am still planing towards the Alpine Classic again, even bought the compact gear for the next one, cant wait for this event as I really enjoy those days up in the NE of Victoria.
The goal is get on the bike when I can and make it count for some fun whether its rolling fun trail or fun back roads on the blacktop.
Get out and enjoy it!

Melburn Roobaix

Bloody awesome day was had with lots of mates rolling the cobbled lane ways of Melburn town.
I love this event and it has been a while since I could get back and rock it. A fun day cruising with 20 odd guys in our group with a brew stop thrown in for good measure. Was wrapped to get to the end and suck down a few beers in the sun.
The Gellie Roadie came out for the day and in credit to Ewen it sucked it up well.

The crowds were big this year with a few thousand turning out for this little event but when you hit the road the crowd thinned out a lot, which meant you could attack the cobbles, and I gave it my best. 
Found one picture of me exiting one of the lanes late in the day..... man I make this bike look small!
Great day with mates and there were quite a few people on course having a look and cheering on. Here's to next year.... happy cobbles!

Dirty Deeds 1

Well I lined up for a night of fun at the Dirty Deeds CX prolouge a few weeks back. Bloody lung popper. With no fitness to speak off it was always going to be a challange.
Discovered that if your 50+ kg heaver than most you will sink deep on a cross course.
The Yeti rocked and did what it was asked to do, sweet fund and stiff.
The 2 races were short but left me in no doubt how hard cross will be. A big crowd turned out for a look and to cheer on. The best fun I have had in ages, plus it was nice to catch up with some old aquantices.
Now its just a matter of getting the fitness slowly back together and modifying the gearing on the CX bike as I struggled a little through the really soft stuff, as did most. I am going to go a 1x10 with the White Eno's up front rocking a 36 tooth and a Paul chain guide to keep everything on the straight and narrow.
Happy trails