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Shimano MTB GP 2015 Round 2

Category: GP4 Solo 40-49 Male

Current Category, Series position: 15th

I pulled the pin early on this race. I hadn't managed to get much sleep at all the night before and I was starting to make a lot of errors, so quit before I hurt myself (or anyone else).

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Shimano MTB GP 2015 Round 1

Category: GP 4 Solo 40-49 Male

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My 2nd race at Wylde

I remember finishing my 4th lap and being stoked that I'd improved by one lap since my last race at Wylde. Then I realised the four hours wasn't up yet. . . So off I went out for my 5th lap Laughing out loud

This race will probably be a sentimental favourite for me for a while.

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Jumping into the deep end

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So I've owned my bike for nearly a month and I'm enjoying it so much I decide I should give racing ago. So what do I do? I enter an endurance race, 4 hour Solo. My friends tell me I'm crazy, but my thinking was I don't have to ride it like a "race". I can stop between laps and rest if I want. Hell, I can just do one lap and I'm done, if need be.

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First short race

My first club round.

Another new (for me) track to discover.

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My second club race

As far as series points for my grade (D) goes, today puts me in 8th.

So this was my second club meeting and I enjoyed it as it felt like I had improved since my last effort. Who knows; maybe next round I can break into the top ten? Smiling

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Rock and Road Max Solo 2015

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As this was an early start I'd written my self a list of stuff to pack and duly went about loading the ute, ticking items off as I went. I once got to a race and realised I'dforgotten my gloves and another time forgotten my Camelbak so now I have a list!

Quick breakfast and large travel mug of coffee and I'm off on the road. Just over 2 hours later I arrive at Rydal showground to be greeted with a 6.5 deg temp. Much more my prefered temperature compared to 30+!

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My First 4hr Solo event

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I knew before the race even started how slippery the track could get. I got caught out in the rain while warming up for the first attempt at Wylde for the Round 1 race. But I wanted to race it anyway to see everyone sliding around for my own personal lols Sticking out tongue

I had brought 2 bikes with me as I was still undecided which bike I wanted to do the race on. My old Giant Yukon Hardtail with rim brakes running a 96er set up (29er front wheel, 26 back wheel) and my 2011 Giant Trance with dual suspension and disc brakes.

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BMORC 6 + 6 male 3's 4th place

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Just a few quick points from the weekends race;
- Team BMORC re-grouped for the first time in 12 months, around the anniversary of one member nearly dying in a car accident.
- I got sick on the Thursday before the race and struggled all weekend but still managed some OK times. I popped a Sudafed each day so I guess I'm a drug cheat according to the new banned list.
- The solo 24 riders were sent off first which made our opening lap interesting to say the least - at least I got to chat to Gazza most of the way around.

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Sweet, sweet singletrack

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After convincing the better half that a road trip to Orange was a good idea I entered the Choccie Foot 7hr as a solo rider. I had a pretty decent training the weeks before the race including riding the Canberra Centenary Trail.

The race started up a nice fire trail hill but I just settled in at the back and cruised up. There was no congestion to speak of and everyone was really good at passing and being passed. Good vibes all round!

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