Friday, September 26, 2008
City one side, bay the other. Plenty to look at whilst riding.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
One of the many places to stay the night .. and an honesty shop. I looked but no Coke.
Drift wood...come bike work stand...come kitchen bench for campers.
Not a bad view hey...
There was so much to see on this track. Time flew by. This is one I will remember for a long time to come.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ay Up supplied all of us with special edition green and gold lights. I gave them straight to Jackson for the final test before racing with them.
The Team. Rhino and Randall racing pairs. Myself and two of my best pit crew. These two handed me bottles on the fly whilst Robyn was tied up with Jackson.
I don’t have many racing shots yet, but I will get hold of some shortly. Andrew P. took this one.
On Monday after the race all the Ay Up riders went for a ride from Rotorua – through some of the best trails in the world. We were guided by Dave from Bike Vegas, a top bloke too.
The boys having a ball in the bush.
Randall styling it up off a 12 foot gap.
Today I was up for an encore race. I have been on antibiotics all week after suffering with the worst saddle sore ever. It was a XC style club event (something I haven’t done for about 5 years). It was great. Plenty of climbing, great single track- technical, rooty and a tad muddy in spots. I think I finished 5th in Elite, but most importantly, I had fun. (Sorry no pics, Robyn took the kids shopping whilst I was riding).
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I will fill in the gaps during the week, but to cut to the chase I won solo by a good margin and Randall and Rhino also won the 2/3 man teams with the other two teams on the dais having three riders.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Anyway, I have almost got all the packing done. I am not too sure how I will fit it all in the car to get to the air post. I will post a pic of the packed car tomorrow if I have time. In slightly more exciting news, I have been given a prototype front derailleur from Shimano Japan (I normally get Shimano stuff from Shimano Aust.) to test and give feed back. I think I will race with it in NZ, on first test it seems to work great.
I will try and keep you posted on our movements in NZ. It should be fun
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Today it was time to put the feet up and begin the taper for next weekend. With such great sunshine outside I couldn't resist dusting off the old trike and taking Jackson for a spin.
Is 5 months too young to be chewing the stem? Poor little guy, a few hour after this pic was taken he was at the doctors getting his second course of antibiotics for a chest and ear infection. He should be back in fine shape just in time to board the plane.