Saturday saw enough time in the afternoon to drive out to the course to do a pre-ride. Sunday morning was 'Race Day!'
I popped upto the front of the start group. I started out a little fast. Not nearly as fast as Jeff Toohey! He smashed out the fasted lap of the day!
The first lap was a little muddy. After a couple of hundred bikes had been over some areas it quickly got better in some areas & a lot worse in others. There were 3 sections on the course that ended up being quicker to walk/jog as the race went on.
I had some help in the pits from Kal. He gave my bike a couple of 'de-mud' sessions that allowed my Scott Scale to continue on. Chain & cassette were thown out after this race. They were chewed to pieces.
I don't race with any speedo numbers I can see during timed races like this one. I occassionally check out the time. I have no idea how many laps, kms... This really works for me. I just pedal as best I can until they closed the course.
I saw many, many riders giving this race their all. It was very inspiring. At the end of the day I managed 14 laps & 3rd place.
On a slightly different subject. Rock Star racing rocked the Mont 24hour in Canberra. After a very hard fought battle, these rockers stood a top of the podium.