Monday, July 15, 2013

Naughton Re-cap

What an awesome weekend, although this race has epitomised the definition of gong show for me the past two years. I can't help but to walk away smiling.

Started off heading to North Bay for a Demo with Cheapskates and had some good conversations with the locals and was able to share some of the experiences I've had with the newly formed SCMBC and how something up there could help with some of their land access issues.

Arrived late into Lively our base camp for the weekend close to the race in Naughton. Friday and Saturday were spent in the sun on the course shredding the DH with Brett and also got some good laps in with the Two Wheel  boys(and girls) also hit the local swimming hole a couple times to try and stay cool.

Our hotel staff were the best we made friends pretty quick and felt at home whenever we sat down in the morning to eat.

Races in the AM i got to watch two athletes I coach score some podiums and PB's on a super hot and hard course. Really happy for Cole and Adam Pugsley for their performances.

I had a lot of pressure on me for the race, with a callout to win the second row callup, didn't workout in the mayhem off the start, i came away not bad with a sore leg/knee/hamstring, but others got it worse, my friend Matt F has some good battle wounds. 

Learning: my leg can bend a really long way without breaking, guess its all the yoga I've been doing.

The Norco Revolver HT was awesome on course, had a lot of fun on the descents, the HT was a little rough but the Kenda Karma's were supple enough to take a lot of the edge off.

Up next Nationals,

oh yeah, and I'm of the opinion Froome is clean, yes hes climbing as fast as Dopestrong but he looks like hes actually working for it.


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