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.

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