|creeping on fumes|
Saturday was a fun day at the Zoo riding bikes with Jen and the kids before running and pram pushing around some of the extensive cycles path. It would be great to have such infrastructure to support riding with kids. I wouldn't feel safe riding to our local Billbong Zoo from Port Macquarie with the kids.
With the race being just over 30kms from town and at 0 degrees I took the option to ride out to the race start. By the time the race started my Garmin had warmed up to 2.2 degrees. I opted to start in arm warmers which only lasted a couple of laps as the weather really came out nice. In fact, I was taking down a bottle lap to try and keep on top of my hydration. During the first couple of laps Shaun Lewis and Andrew Lloyd started to make a little gap on me. It wasn't until the end of the second that I managed to catch on the back. The third lap felt a fair bit slower. I felt that Shaun was slowing the pace down to save himself for a fast last lap or two. I know I cant compete against him over a shorter distance so I made an effort to increase the pace. As I increased the pace Andrew dropped off and I just kept the pressure on. Part way through the second last lap a little gap formed and I had the chance to ride more sensible. Shaun took it easy for the last lap which meant I too could have a last an enjoyable finish to the race.
A big thanks to Cattleman's for being so accommodating for families, the location right on the cycle way was perfect for family adventures to the zoo and local parks.
Thanks to the Dubbo Mountain Bike Club for putting on such a great weekend that my family could be a part of.
Once again, thanks to #teammacdesigns for bring out my Dad's new bike from Sydney and for passing bottle
Thanks to Shotz for having amazing electrolytes that I have become so dependent on!
A special thanks to Pure Edge for supporting me in attending the Evocities Mountain Bike Series.
Thanks to G8 for being a major sponsor of me and the Evocities Mountain Bike Series
And Dad, thanks for letting me ride your new Pivot Mach429SL, it went pretty good :)