Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sxc Champs

Fort William was host to the 2010 Scottish Championships on Sunday. Gordymac, John Mcallum and Simon Muir took to the start line for what was to be a damp and mucky race.


The pace was frantic as usual with riders keen to stay near the front along the fire track before the turn into the narrow and steep Lazy K climb. Once out of the singletrack climb riders were faced with more climbing on firetrack up to the highest point of the course, the descent by now was a muddy root infested drop which caught out many a rider.


Johnymac was holding a place in the top five before he was caught out on the descent on lap three, a coming together of manhood and bike saw him doubled up in pain when i passed by, Even my words of encouragement weren't enough to get him back on.

Pacing myself well i spent the next couple of laps yo-yoing with a few riders and reeling in those that had gone off too fast.
I had a last lap charge that saw me catch a few riders and with less than half a mile to go and enough left in my legs for a sprint i took 7th place Master.
Simon got round without putting a foot wrong and finished 12th in Vets.

8 comments:

andytrailfettler said...

well done y'all. Top representing, ace to see the new kit out on the race course.

Miffae de Muir said...

I feel very old.

Miffae de Muir said...

Cheers for putting in a wee bit for me, am havin problem getting on to the blog!

Gordymac said...

Nae bother, You are only as old as the woman you feel ;o)

martysavalas said...

was it the same course as last year? up some of the Witches trail and down that steep open bit and steeper wooded bit? that rocked.

Gordymac said...

the course went up lazyk, up through the pipe but kept on going to the top which dropped us down the rocky stepped descent, along the puggy line for a short section which spat us out at the bomb hole section, a short bit of fire track led to a natural rooty drop where we joined in the old wall about half way along, then onto the berm into the wooden bridge, left onto a short section of tarmac before turning right into a wee section of rooty singletarck back onto Mackenzies road about half way up, and the usual drop through the trees to the car park. Does that make sense?

chrisD said...

nice work, looking angry in the pic too, respect.

dRjON said...

good work!...