January 16, 2018

September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017

August 28, 2017

Please reload

The Mountain Bike Gods Don't Want Me Racing

March 7, 2017

I thought I would start racing a bit of enduro while in New Zealand. You know, just to make sure I know how slow I am. My attempts have all failed.

 

First was the 2W in Rotorua, on my birthday! I found out about it too late to get an entry. Then came the Low Key Super D series for Rotorua locals. The first race I went over the bars on an easy corner, catapulting my bike into the bush. The second race I smashed into  a tree and dropped my chain further down. The tree was unharmed but my shoulder was bruised and I couldn't ride for a month...which meant I couldn't race the December 2W which I had paid for on the day of the injury. No refunds.

 

I applied for the Trans NZ. Didn't win a place. The Dodzy Enduro sold out in 2.6 seconds after going online. I didn't win a place for the NZ Enduro either.

 

Then a couple of days ago I got an email to say there are some last minute spots for the NZ Enduro. This is a cool multi day race with helicopter transfers and heros such as Cedric Gracia and Ratboy attending. I was online when the email came in so all I had to do was click through and I would be sorted.

 

Then I remembered that I cracked my frame a couple of weeks ago and although I can still ride it, anything serious like jumps, drops and racing enduro against seasoned professionals is not allowed until a new one arrives.

 

Sounds like they had fun though.

 

So no racing for me. I keep hacking away at Strava times though and that is basically the same thing right?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

More Adventures

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now