It’s on again! The opening round of the Chocolate Foot STM series was held at Kiwarrak State Forest in Taree for the very first time. In the weeks leading up to the day, the Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders crew spent some serious back breaking hours creating a race track that in my opinion is one of the best tracks I’ve ridden.
We loaded up the MBA RAV4 and headed for the hills at Awaba for a sizzling finale to the 2012 SRAM Singletrack Mind Series.
Round Six of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series played out in extreme heat at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park near Newcastle. Over 360 riders arrived to get some hot dirt action in the scrubby, swoopy trails of Awaba—even forecasts of temps in the mid-thirties were not enough to put riders off!
We had an early start on Sunday 18th November when we drove to the Ringwood Bypass in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. We had to be there by 5:30 am ready to set up for the third annual Hannover ConnectEast Ride For Home.
Hannover Connect is a Melbournebased charity that provides crisis and transitional housing for people in need as well as a range of other support services.
They contacted Eastlink, managers of Melbourne’s Eastlink toll road about running a unique event that sees the six lane motorway completely closed to all traffic.
For the third year in a row, current World 24 Hour Mountain Bike Champion Jason English, has won the JetBlack Western Sydney MTB 12 hour race. The 12 hour race was held at the exclusive MTB venue on Dargle Farm near Windsor west of Sydney.
It’s hard not to talk about transfers this time of year, but before that, and something closely related, is the emergence of Lance Armstrong’s all powerful, supposedly all-conquering, Team RadioShack, set to make its 2010 race debut at our very own Tour Down Under.