Sunday, August 2, 2009

World Solo 24hr

Well I just want to say Cananda rocks, great palce to ride and I wish I had more time over there.

To the race,

race day rocked a round with a scorching 36 degree's so it was just like racing in summer back here. There course it's self I think is best described as Mt Stromlo and Majura Pines course in one for those of you that have raced around Canberra, The course had around 500m of climbing per lap and stretched 16km.

After been introduced to the start line just before 12 it was a 500m lamonze start had a good run and had no idea were I was in the pack so on the bike and on with the job. My plan was as always go out farely hard get into a good position and work from there. After 3 or 4 laps Kiri told me that I was leading my category which I was surprised to hear. So all I had to do was stay in first for the next 21hrs easier said then done.

Basically for the rest of the race I battle the course and my body and then hit the wall around 12hr mark, the course was rough and even though I needed to eat a didn't want too. After taking some advice from Andy I loaded up on everything bad like coke, redbull and Gels to get myself back in the game.

By morning the hills seemed bigger but it didn't matter I rode well through the night and by the 20hr mark I think had put about 2 laps into second. I basically rode the rest of the race just to finish and not do anything to stupid. I ended up taking the win in the 25-29 category and finished 18th overall. I need to say thank you to my beautiful wife Kiri for looking after me and kicking my arse back out on course whenever I stopped for to long, also to Vang Andys mate that came down to the race to help cheers mate. Thanks very much Andy for showing me and Kiri around and helping to get me ready to race and well done on being the world #3. Ay Up

Big thanks to my sponsors and to everyone that helped me achieved this result.


Australian Aerospace

Pedal Pwr plus [ Giant bikes]

Hammer nutrition

The race itself and the course was tough and beat me up but I would go over and do it all again. The race next year is coming to Australia so get training. How good will it be doing the worlds on our own turf.



Crummy said...

sweet fun!

Hubcap said...

Hey cuz don't know if you got my text, not to worry well done mate!!!
What is you next race??

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