Change Of Season

Postby Cabin on Tue 12/Jun/12 1:00am

With XTERRA and 3D now successfully completed, its time for a bit of downtime. As much of a mental break as a physical one; which means its playtime. The moto's are back in action and great fun was had yesterday at the Rotorua MX club fun day. Awesome group of current and ex national level MTB'ers pretty much filled up the novice class. Was good times. Nic is getting better and better (which obviously means faster). Nemo (her SX85) is now the "flying fish" as she started jumping one of the bigger tabletops most of the boys are yet to clear. Can't wait to see how that form transfers to the MTB.

The video below from Jeff McDowells point of view shows a wee bit of the race action from Novice (or translated... full of XC mountaibikers....) class. My bike is currently out of action, but big thanks to Paul Bishop for letting me jump on his bike for the last race of the day. I am not a very good spectator. Take note at about 1:20 on the vid (and slow mo's at the end), where I proceed to demonstrate why jumping straight into a race situation on an unfamiliar bike without practice laps and immediately trying to pin it is perhaps not the smartest move. I did save it. Just. Roll on next weekend.


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Re: Change Of Season

Postby Rik on Tue 12/Jun/12 1:06pm

Great save - Nice body positioning
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Re: Change Of Season

Postby Dr. Fuentes on Tue 12/Jun/12 1:25pm

I can't think of anything more appropriate to say than YEAH BOI WAHOO!!!! :D
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Re: Change Of Season

Postby Cabin on Tue 12/Jun/12 4:15pm

Rik wrote:Great save - Nice body positioning

Thanks Rik. Seems my balance/position is my biggest asset. Seem to ride better (comparatively) the tougher and more technically challenging the terrain is. Not so brave when it gets to real speed. That said, adrenaline does wonders... two laps after that big swap and save, when I got clear of those others I was jumping bigger/further than I ever have on the big Horohoro step down. So much for scaring myself!
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Re: Change Of Season

Postby goldfish on Tue 12/Jun/12 9:46pm

Well that looks like a hell of a lot of fun!!! :satan: :satan:
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Re: Change Of Season

Postby Cabin on Wed 13/Jun/12 5:04pm

Just thought I should add that that start gate included the following names...

.... Nic Leary, Wade Mangham, Connor Corbett, Carl Jones, Patrick Avery, Jeff McDowell, Me, and Gabby Malloy among others. Time for MTB Nationals to include a Moto event at each round?! Dr Fuentes, you'll bring your mad trials skills along eh?!
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