Round 1 borderline events revolution bike park.
With a bad weather forecast the waterproofs were packed and the mud guards were fit. Early hours Saturday morning team manager rich rolled up in the team bus and dragged me out the house for a long drive to rainy Wales.
We shortly met up up team mates coupes and Blake. Luckily the sun was out and after a quick track walk we loaded the bike on the trailer and headed up the hill.
A couple of runs in I was feeling comfortable with the track but unfortunately the rain started shortly followed by snow! After a very cold late lunch break we washed the bikes off and decided to call it a day.
Once home I left my lovely mum a present of wet gear on the step to clean for race day and all I could think about was the poor people camping.
Early Sunday morning we was back on the road with the GT Furys clean and ready to go. The weather looked to be holding out but the mud on the track was getting thicker and thicker. 1st practice run was a shock, due to an early finish I found the track had changed allot throughout the back end of the previous day. And this made 1sr run very eventful. 2 runs later I was getting the hang of riding through the treacle and whipped on a fresh set of gear ready for my 1st race run.
On the start gate I was feeling pretty nervous and was very cold, but my blood soon got pumping once my cranks were turning pushing me down the track. I crossed the line absolutely exhausted. For run 2 I knew what I had to do to improve. As soon as I hit the first few turns I knew I was already on a better run. My aim was to ride very consistent and a little reserved which would able me to save allot of energy for the bottom section. My plan worked and I crossed the line finishing me in 11th place in experts. I was very happy with my result. I knew where I rode well and knew where I didn’t. I learnt allot from this weekend and even put my new practice regime in play.
Thanks Mike marsden for a great event and look forward to round 2.
Next stop is peatys steel city where I better get my legs ready!
|Adam Hurst: Race Report
sorry its late dudes. had a really busy couple of weeks!
Friday night headed down to bringewood for round 3 of the pearce cycles series. Walked the track and then set up camp. We had some light rain over night which was great for keeping the dust down but left the rocks in the narrow middle section a bit slippery. Practise Saturday went well, managing about 8 practise runs which were probably a few too many due to being knackered on Saturday night. Walked the track once again and settled the confusion of which lines to take for race day. Had tea, had a couple of drinks then went to bed. RAIN!!!!! We knew it was forecasted but not this bad. Field was so boggy. We were dreading the first practise run. It was just like a stream, the top section had remained a little dry due to being under the canopy of tress but we knew it would be piss wet through come race time. Did one practise run Sunday morning then retreated back to the caravan. Race run time. No one was looking forward to it. Out of the two runs the second one was going better than the first until my off due to an unknown rider stopping on the track, Forcing me off line and down a ditch. 3:48.381 was the time I finally got down in which was way off pace. I guess you cant do well at them all. I’m going to take the experience from this race and take it to the next one at farmer johns. going for another solid top 10 result.