Saturday night was full of mental anguish for a few of the HMBA committee members – should we cancel the Sunday morning Race based on the rain we had already received – or do we hold out and hope that the forecast remained clear – besides, none of us wanted to be the ones cancelling the race and forcing President Clint to adopt a “sausage sandwich” diet for the next week or so!

So with collective optimism we decided to remain committed to the event and review this decision in the morning – and we were sure glad we did as conditions that greeted the 57 Riders turned out to be prime – in fact the wettest things out there this morning were not the trails but the Riders dripping with sweat – boy was it humid!

A giant effort by all that turned up for our final race of 2018 – the course was well received as it offered the best of the twisty trails that Awaba has to offer and went easy on the hills – a surefire recipe for plenty of smiles from the mix of young and old riders alike.

A free sausage sanga and icy cold can of drink was a great way to finish off the year for the XC crew – Merry Christmas to all and see you on the start line in 2019 (calendar will be up ASAP).

Full race results can be found here (any queries – email

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 10 – 161218


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