Saturday, February 28, 2009
I won't bother mentioning to painful assents required to get the full effect of the down hill, cause we all know that's what mtb'ing is all about. It is always worth it.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Rides have been few and far between lately. I've just finish my third course of antibiotics after developing a massive saddle sore following the dusk til dawn. In total that gives me three rides in three weeks. I think it is fair to say I am a little worried about racing the NZ 24hr National Championships in five week. I made it out on the hell ride on Saturday morning and the butt was still a tad sore and the legs felt unfit but I will soldier on and hope for the best.
Today I went out to Lysterfield (avoiding the weekend crowds) for a very short roll around on the Unit. I am planning on getting on the bike a little more often over the next few weeks, even if it is only for an hour or so.
Now as I watch the news I see that Lysterfield is under attack from a fire. Good luck to all those currently under attack from the fires around the state. Both my parents and my brothers properties are under threat. Its all just a bit too close to home really.
Monday, February 16, 2009
I thought I would post a reminder of what it looked like when I first received it about two years ago.
We had the bike at the RSL where the party was held. It was a great talking piece and a good opportunity to show to everyone in the family. This is Charz, she is still full of beans and loves to reminisce the old times.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I am currently on my way to Hobart for a bit of a family party (my grandmother in turning 80). When I return I am sure I will have something exciting to show you all.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As we start to learn more about the severity of the fires, just about everybody I speak to knows of somebody directly affected by the carnage. So if you were planning a ride this weekend, why not enter this event and show your support. You can find more information at the Geelong MTB Club website.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
My race was tought for the first six hours before I started feeling strong and comfortable . The course was hilly, climbing over 4000 vertical meters in the 12 hour and 10 minutes, but extremely well designed.
I will put a full race report together once I get hold of some of the event photographs pics.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I took out some travel insurance also. Notice I have packed the bikes in Giant boxes. Nobody will steal them now. Sorry Johnny.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I thought I would get a pic of the new Mavic Chasm MTB shes posted. I have now spent more than 10 hours in these and I must say they were comfortable straight out of the box. Check out the neat brass plate under the cleat. This will save you shoes from a premature death when using egg beater style pedals. They are super light also, but not as load as the yellow ones.
Jason's second flat. I think we are going to run out of tubes.
All in all in was a good ride. I think the heat of the week is making me feel flat and a little tired. I am planning a week of rest before I head up to Queensland next weekend for the Ay Up Dust till Dawn 12 hour. Finally, it's race time again.