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HMBX XC Race Round 2 - Awaba State Forest

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By andyfev - Posted on 06 March 2012

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Re: This ride meeting: 
HMBA Club XC Race Round 2
Race Category: 
Mens C
Position (Category): 

I hadn't prepared very well for this event having not ridden my bike or done any form of fitness for the 4 weeks prior to the event (partly due to the rain and partly due to a neck injury after an OTBs earlier in the year). With this in mind I deliberately started at only 80% work rate knowing that I’d struggle towards the end. In true form, I lost nearly 2 minutes on the final lap as I hit the ‘wall’ Sad

Having said that it was an awesome course and a real treat to ride the National Series XC 7km loop. The Wallaby Climb was an absolute monster and beat me on all 3 laps. The worst part about dismounting on the climb was that I knew walking the bike up it was going to be just as tough Eye-wink

Only really recording this race result so that I can track my (hopefully) improvement during the HMBA race series Smiling

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