Monday 19th November Dirt Crits Report MMBCC
So another Monday afternoon rolled around as the MMBCC MTB riders gathered for Dirt Crits at Rifle Butts reserve. A few noticeable faces missing from the crowd for various reasons sure kept things exciting, and allowing for some to take their chance for glory.
Once all names were down on paper close to 30 racers set off a various intervals and the dust was soon flying. Racing again in the Irish Handicap format most were pleasantly surprised (well a few C-graders at least) that the course bunting officials had mistakeingly shortened the evenigs race track by eliminating Bogans Beginnings.
If you found yourself third or fourth in a train of riders you were eating dust for most of the night with minimal rainfall over the past few weeks to dampen the course. This also made for nervous times behind the bars whilst boosting into some dusty corners.
Tom Macmunn was seen on more than one occasion on the side of the track scrathing his head and muttering words about the trials and tribulations of riding a single speed. His night was done early.
Once all was done and most certainly dusted we had a top three with two Mt Buller riders taking home two of the top spots. In third place Chris Morecroft, second in what we believe to be his first Crit’s race Kieren Payne, congatulations and watch your handicap next week Kieren. And in first after only deciding to race after 4.30pm and taking a late entry handicap was Andrew Railton.
See you all next Monday. And our officials will be Uschi, Kate and Katie (just a friendly reminder).