Friday, May 21, 2010

And a little something from Jack....

April was a full cycling calendar month for me. The Sunshine Coast Cycling Club road racing season kicked off with the 50km Eudlo course, very undulating and finishing on a 17% climb aptly named THE WALL.  I finished 5th in B grade just ahead of Dad. A fortnight later I lined up at the Eumundi / Browns Creek road race, 60kms on another undulating course, with 2 sharp climbs. Another solid ride finishing 6th in B grade loosing touch with the bunch at the road works on the last lap. (I had to stop at a red light for 5 minutes).  I’ve also raced in two Junior Carnivals, Northlakes Brisbane and Nerang on the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Cycling Centre at Nerang is a brilliant venue with a bitumen velodrome, criterium circuit encompassed by a challenging road race course, plus excellent MTB tracks in the 1752 hectare State Forest. Jealous yet?  On the Mountain Bike scene it’s been Saturday morning training rides in Woori as usual.  MTB competition wise the first event was the Avanti 6hr at Canungra. I teamed up with Rodger Pogson Manning and Seb Vejby and we had a great day’s racing. Our lap times were consistent and we finished 1st in the 3 person teams. The 6hr Enduro is ideal for a team of 3 so get your buddies together and join us at Mt Perry on 12-14th of June for a cycling challenge. This past Sunday was the first round of the MTB Sunshine Series at Mt Crosby. I was looking forward to racing again, and had a great race finishing 1st in the under 15 age division making it a good start to the series. Keep riding and I’ll see you on the tracks soon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Round of Sunshine Series Mt Crosby, Done and Dusted

Well there was a great showing of the Noosa Trailblazers down in Brisbane last weekend for the 1st round of the Sunshine Series XC. There was some great results: Jack Jude took out first and Nathan King third in the under 15's, Emil Vejby coming in 8th. Seb Vejby came 2nd and Jesse Hill came 7th in the under 17's with Ethan Kelly at his first race came 9th in the same division. Nick and Josh Dodds both did well in the under 11's with a 4th and 9th respectively. Rodger Pogson-Manning stepped up to the under 19's but unfortunately flatted. David Whisker at his first Sunshine series XC race placed a very respectable 18th in the masters division.
Well done to all the riders, a great effort and showing for the club.
 A final mention should be made to the crazy president who decided to do a long training ride..... over 200kms from Pomona to Mt Crosby to give support and encouragement to his fellow riders. Well done Greg!!!
For all the results, click here.
Good Luck in 2 weeks at Illinbah.

Well Done Andy!

Andy has arrived back home from competing in the Red Centre MTB Stage Race and came amazing 2nd behind Jason English. For all the details go to Andy's Blog. From all of us at Cognition, Congratulations on some fantastic riding and a great race.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 2nd 6 hour Enduro at Canungra

What a great day of racing there was on Sunday 2nd May down at Benobble, Canungra located 40 minutes inland from the Gold Coast. The fine weather and the well organised event put on by Bill and Libby from Two Wheels promotions created a fantastic atmosphere for the riders who all had a great time. The track was just over 6 kms with approximately 200 metres of climbing per lap, it consisted of single track, switchbacks, fire roads and flowing downhill sections.

Cognition entered some of our top young guns in the 3 man school junior division. We had Roger Pogson-Manning, Jack Jude and Sebastian Vejby. The guys did an awesome job doing 14 laps not only taking 1st place in their division but their laps and time would of given them first place in the 3 man team division. What a fantastic achievement!

Noosa Trailblazers Soren Vejby, Lester Manning and Justin Thompson all had a great race too. Soren came 5th in the 2 man team with his friend Aaron, Lester (solo masters) pumped out 6 laps on his single speed and Justin (solo men) completed 9 laps before he got 2 flats in the 9th lap. If you are keen to check out the track, have a look at this video footage here; its the same venue at a previous event.
Well done and congratulations guys!