Michael Rodeo Hill Crash report, Moelfre.
After a successful come back from injury with my first ever 1st place at farmer johns last week end. I set off to Moelfre with my new side kick James, with the usual macky D stop on the way. An hour later we was there walking the crass scenes, little did I know! Not much had changed from the previous races I’d done there before.
First run down went ok and steady. 2nd wanted to come out of a berm n my bike didn’t so off I went sliding down the grass looking for and finding rocks with hip n little finger
3rd run followed my bike of the track picking some thorny bushes and track tape up on the way, eventually stopping at the side of a nice man who help to untangle me and get me on the way.
Decided to soften my front a little and boom, pinned my 4th and 5th run, the confidence was there, sliding into berms and hooking into them (very nice).
On the up lift for my 6th run I got talking to some nice men from the Army Downhill Team, I asked if I could follow them as they weren’t using there loser levers(brakes) in a few places and would help me to carry more speed. Off we went and just managing to stay with them until I smash my self into a berm. Winding me like I’ve never been winded before it felt like id dislocated half my ribs, the army guys stopped and helped me to get going again. Then hitting the big jump, landing flat and bouncing me of the track, for another trip through some more thorny bushes for a good hundred yards, re joining the track momentarily only to get bucked off.
The army guys then took over the reins as one had crashed just after where I landed, so off we went again over the road gap. One had gone off the track and an other crashed watching his mate go off. So we though it best just to cruise down and call it a day and just for good measure off I went again!
After cleaning the bikes we were off to the b n b with my confidence and body bruised. Cleaned my self up and then off for a few ciders and give James a good frashing at pool, then back to the b n b and on to their massage chair(you don’t get that at every b n b) for 12 mins of pleasure/pain !
Sunday morning came to fast and was time to meet the rest of the team. We all put a good few practice runs in with out any offs and feeling confident.
1st race run, Richard got down with no incidents. Mr Waud lost the back end over the big jump losing time. My turn, got down to the straight section and off I went again got going pretty quick only to come off again(I forgot to pick some thorny bushes up). Tony boom rooky Kay tried riding down with steamed up goggles and little Liam not quit smashing a berm half way down.
All of the team felt they could do better, the only problem was the heavens and opened and the track got a little bit wet. I got a clean run until I caught a rider up losing me a little time but still improved my time. Tony knocked about 5 secs off his time.
Crash results:- Michael Hill 7
Michael Waud 1
Liam McDermott 1
Tony Boom Rooky Kay 0
Richard Molloy 0
Glad to be keeping the winning streak going!
I’d like to say a big thank you to Richard and all our sponsors for a brilliant 2013 session and really looking forward to the support in 2014, Michael Rodeo Hill