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BMORC at Awaba 8hr

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By Ian_A - Posted on 26 November 2012

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Re: This ride meeting: 
SRAM Singletrack Mind Series Round 6
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3 of us from BMORC formed a team for this years final Chocolate Foot round at Awaba. Awaba seems to draw out all the big guns and I was keen to seem them go around and ride the fun track.
We had a mixed bag in terms of experience. Stephen is the seasoned racer, I'm the apprentice racking up a few by now and Paul was the newcomer with his first mtb race only the week before.
Stephen started us off and put in a solid 38min first extended lap.
I was next up and raced away to a 35:34, passing Brian from Jet opens (he probably didn't even recognise me).
Paul headed out 3rd and put in a 38:01 and maintained 38's all day.
We were pretty consistent, keeping every lap under 39min with a few 36's thrown in there.
We were quietly sneaking up on the Jet opens boys, without them knowning it I think, but Wayne kept smashing out fast ones and making another gap for us to close up. In the end they got us by 40 seconds.
We had a good time racing. Thanks to Chocolate Foot for another awesome event and to all the vollies on the day.


Dicko's picture

Great times and consistency Ian !

I did have a sense there was somebody over my shoulder on my last lap - so after camelbak I decided to pull my finger out and finish this damn race.

Too hot or me - not my thoughts of an enjoyable MTB race.

Pretty happy with our opens result given we had a 50 year old, 41 and 38 racing. just goes to show you can old dogs new tricks.


Ian_A's picture

Yeah, you guys are machines. Your laps were fast. 40sec is a long time in a mtb race. Time for me to start thinking about a race bike and not hauling 160mm of travel around...........

Brian's picture

Well done. Awesome and consistent lap times in that heat.

PS. I'm hopeless at recognizing other riders on the track.

hathill's picture

Happy to take those 36'ers off you anytime Ian Smiling

Ian_A's picture

Not sure they'd fit the Anthem Giles......... Maybe we could just swap bikes on race day? Put some race wheels on it for me too? Thanks.

hathill's picture

I think she'd look like a chopper! It'd still be heavier than yours even with some nice wheels.
Great effort BTW.

trim's picture

Damn fine effort that! Well done!

ChopStiR's picture

Well done and fantastic times.

Last time I was there It was taking me a little over an hour per lap although I was sliding all over the place on the wet surface. Didn't have the right tyres.

Ian_A's picture

Thanks guys.
We should have grabbed the BMORC banner to put up.

ChopStiR's picture

Are photos up yet from the event?

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