I’ve done this 3 years in a row and a great event it is. This year I didn’t prepare for it and it showed when I was riding on anything that didn’t go downhill. I wasn’t psyched about it and the last time I rode my mountain bike was some time in January. Far out. What a trail! Thanks to the rain it wasn’t as dusty as last year and wow so smooth. There were one or 2 muddy spots in the middle but that was nothing to complain about. The downhill twists and turns were awesome. I only took a few photos this year as I arrived just 2 hours before the race started and slept in the car. It was freezing at night. Toilets weren’t too bad as well and wet wipes are the best.
Holy seat post! That is Mike preparing his XTC.
Steve getting ready for the run and first lap.
Ryan’s home for the weekend.
Off we go to the start line.
Steve went off to runners’ start while we found a space on his left so he could find us.
This is what it was like at the first transition. The transition area was so much better this year.
Mike waiting for Steve at transition.
Clifton waiting for Timmy.
Happy Steve and happy Timmy return from their first lap.
I was the last rider in the team and my first lap started around 4PM.
The sun started to set and we were wondering why Steve wasn’t back. Flat.
Big thanks to Tai and the TBSM crew for hosting us. The heater at night was much needed as the temperature dropped down to around 4 degrees Celsius.
I did a night lap. Altogether I managed to squeeze in 4 laps.
Then it was time to pack up. Good friends. Good times.