Sun shine and near perfect weather conditions for the race start, we had lots of new faces and first time entrants which gave us a field of 72 riders including 12 females. I am unsure of the number of kids in the junior race but there looked like lots!
Conditions were very dry and dusty with grip not really there for a lot of people. Racing as usual was fast and furious on a very different track custom designed by XC Coordinator Dean, thankfully there were no hills as the day started to heat up as time went on.
Congrats to Chris Aitken taking first male (from Mitch Lozinski – photo is from Lap 1) and Georgia Marjoribanks for being the first female in our A Grade categories (looked like a close one with Olivia Gollan).
Today HMBA also tried e-bikes as a category in our normal XC races. All 4 of the e-riders were very happy with the inclusion and are looking forward to more racing.
I had reports come in from riders of a snake on the track and … wait for it …. a Goat !!! Yep, there was a goat loose on the XC course, later spotted and possibly wrangled by DH extraordinaire Rick Kehoe.
All in all a great day on the bike with no injuries.
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Please note that the Series Points are not accurate as at 18/11/19 but we hope to have them sorted later in the current week.
Also, due to the high count of people forgetting their Race Plates and needing a new number assigned to them, if they were given a different number for this race and wish for their points to be added to their usual number they will need to email the President and he will have to manually add points to their total – this takes up his own personal time as a volunteer so please remember to BRING YOUR RACE PLATES in the future -thanks.