|After breaking my collar bone, so putting an end to my race session, the only things I can do is support my fellow team members or have a lie in for once at week end.
Up at 5.30 I was and ready for Coopy to take me to Mc Donalds, Oops Llangollen I meant to meet up with the rest of the team. Every one seemed in good spirit and wasn’t long before I was walking up the squirrel track and the lads on their up lift.
There wasn’t much line choice on the dry steep twisty track except at the old oak tree (sing if your old enough). The teams main choice of tyre was the kenda nexavator. Practice seemed to go well, coopy nearly going over the bars bringing back memories for me. Seeing a couple of good lines from some of the fast riders and reporting them back to the team. Coopy had some un finished work to do back home so we headed back home early and the rest of the team got about nine runs in.
Sunday 5.30 then Mc Donalds again and back up the hill, to watch some more practice runs and then seeding.
Everyone seemed to get through seeding ok, well they all got to the bottom, Coopy had a few moments and knew he could do a better/cleaner run, Liam went over the bars and injured his hamstring and Jamie was hitting the berms too hard and stalling in them and losing a lot of time, but it was only seeding.
So now the one that counts Danny just wanted to get another good run in, Jamie knew what he had to do, so did Coopy. Little Liam needed his hand holding and some girly chit chat, as Richard and Lauren wasn’t there, I stepped in and it seemed to work with no mishaps just a little slow through the top switchbacks and finished with a time of 2.16. Danny was next with a good clean run, well done Danny 2.25 as he had never been her before. Coopy smoothed his run out with a team wining time of 2.15, well Mr Scott smash the course till the last dusty corner, enough said about that 2.20.
All in all was a great week end, could have been better if I was racing but still had a great time and was really good seeing people and spending time with them on the track and in the paddock.
Thanks again to all our sponsors, it’s so wonderful to be involved with such a team.
Michael Hill (team coach)