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tate's picture

watch out for the kangaroos

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great track, just wish my single track skills were better.

will definitely be back next year.

brakeburner's picture

back yamma bigfoot

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good first event and happy to finish with a half decent looking time, learnt a lot from this and will take that knowledge to the fling, time wise for the fling? i think the hills will decide!

CB's picture

Next year........

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Some things I've learned this weekend...

Mobs of kangaroos get spooked very easily and are very, very bad at emergency stops.
Just because it's easier than the Doctor/Dirtworks/Fling, that in no way makes it easy.
Just because it's flat, it doesn't mean it's easy..... it just means you have to pedal continuously.
35km off road in 5 months is not nearly enough preparation for a 100km race.
No amount of high intensity 60 minute commutes will save you when it's decision time at 75km.
It's best not to have flu in the 10 days before the race.

hawkeye's picture

Tougher than expected

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That was harder than I expected. Because it was relatively flat, you were on the gas pretty much the whole time.

Flynny's picture

DHing

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Wow had the DH bike out a few times in the last couple of week. Bathurst short runs the other week was cool and really built up the confidence on the table top.

Doing a bit around the house this arv when Nicho, Si and Haro pulled up in the ute bikes ready to go.

Sent them up for one and while I got myself ready.

First run felt very rusty. I really haven't had the time to give this bike the riding it deserves (Haven't even done much XC lately)

Flynny's picture

Dan track is a winner

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Ok we had tossed around a few different options but we started with a lap of Dan's track. Clint warned us that it was very boggy and the run down the fence line would be suicidal.

In the dry I give this trail a difficulty rating of 7 out of 10. It's tight, technical and has a lot of off camber corners into hard pinches. Nothing impossible but you have to work the bike even on the downhill sections. It's a real mountain bikers trail.

In the wet the difficulty went through the roof.

ChopStiR's picture

First ever race

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ChopStiR's picture

2010 Woody 2 G'brook classic

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First ever race. Started with the social group!

linco's picture

A bit slower than last year

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Had a fair start to the race and the hills were a welcome opportunity to get the blood thawed out and flowing. Unfortunately when it can time for the fast stuff I had lost the lead group of riders in my category and so had to ride on my lonesome for the final 15k. Then had a stack 1 k from the finish line. Overall a couple of mins slower than last year. I know I know keeping my bike upright might help. Other than that had a great time. It's good to do a different kind of race with a more casual feel to it.

Ed's picture

W2G 2010

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Knocked 3 mins off last years time!

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