Dirt Crits Write-up 12/03/12
Bike Buller Festival
It was a massive weekend at the Bike Buller Festival with a great Mansfield and Mt Buller contingency, consisting of the Bike Buller team (Yully, Chad, Cam & Dave Empey), Tom, Foley and Kian. All local riders ‘smashed it’! A truly fantastic effort, with riders taking part in a number of races over the long weekend.
There were a few tumbles and lucky near misses with Cam taking a bit of a blow to the head, Yully taking a chunk out of his knee and Chad winning a prize for the most amusing injury(?!!)
(Please note: times for the Brake Burner were unavailable at time of writing)
Foley scooped up a host of prizes and finished 2nd overall in the Under 18 category. Foley took 2nd in the 50k race (3:33) and 3rd in the 25k race (1:36). Well done Foley!
Dave Empey took 1st place in the 30k race (40-49 category) with a finishing time of 2:32, and in the 25k race came 7th (1:36).
Kian Lerch-Mckinnon finished 1st in the 30k race (U 18 category) with a time of 3:01, and 4th in the 25k race (1:43).
Chad finished 8th in the 30k race (18-39 category) – 3:11, and 41st in the 25k race (1:38).
Cam came 27th in the 30k race (18-39 category) with a time of 3:46. Then, after recovering from his pretty spectacular tumble, came 108 in the 25k race (2:08).
Yully took 68th place in the 50k race (18-39 category) with a time of 3:55, and 30th in the 25k race (1:33).
Tom finished 16th in the 30k race (18-39 category) with a time of 3:28
Awesome effort and big congratulations to all the competitors – makes you really proud! Well done!! For full result details please see the Rapid Ascent website:
Monday night saw the second round of the “Irish Handicap” series. There was a smaller crowd, to be expected after a big weekend of racing at Bike Buller Festival, but a competitive field non-the-less!
A few thrills and spills with Tom coming off his cyclo-cross bike, Laurie jack-knifing on a turn whilst chasing Tom, and last week’s winner Jem Davies losing his chain and taking him back a few places, which was a shame.
It was a tight race with Dave Moore and Jason sharing the lead and battling it out for 1st place. Fantastic ride by Paula MacMunn too!
1st place: Dave Moore (who swears he didn’t rig the handicapping!) – 4 laps, 34:10
2nd place: Jason Parker – 4 laps, 34:20
3rd place: Paula MacMunn – 3 laps, 34:41
Next week will be the 3rd and final race of the “Irish Handicap” series (for the Summer series at least!). Come along for a great ride. Come on Stefan, you know you want to have a go!
Duty: Kerryn McNamara & Jason Parker
Little person, Big person race:
The last race of the Summer series (Monday 26 March) we are looking to hold a ‘taster race’ for anyone looking to try out Mountain biking, specifically geared towards the younger ones. To be held in conjunction with Active Mansfield. Details being confirmed at the moment so stay tuned!
Murrindindi Cycle club are organising a MTB holiday to Forrest (home of the Otway Odyssey) over the Easter weekend. The group are planning to stay at the caravan park in Forrest, and plenty of riding and fun are scheduled for the weekend! For more info and to register your interest, please contact Jason Parker 0439 108 832.
If you have any events you would like to share on the MTB page of the MMBCC website, please contact Katie Moore 0415 369 297.