Andy has arrived home happy with another win under his belt. He has just completed the Bike Buller Festival on the weekend at Mt Buller, located in the Victorian high country. With 400 riders, a great resort and clear skies, the atmosphere was pumping. Andy loved the venue and recommends the tracks, with one a 13km trail descending down 1100 vertical metres from top to bottom.
The event was broken into 3 stages over 2 days:
1. Saturday morning: a 25km XC race around the village- Andy came 1st.
2. Saturday afternoon: The Super D- a 6km XC downhill course that drops over 500 vertical metres. Andy came 1st
3. Sunday: a gruelling 50km XC race to Mt Stirling and back - Andy came 2nd by 24 seconds.
The overall results were Andy in 1st place with a time of 4: 21: 18 averaging a pace of 20.21km/hr followed by Murray Spink 4 minutes later and Grant Lebbink taking the final podium position.
Tory Thomas won the open females convincingly followed by Louise Cook and Liz Smith rspectively.