HMBA XC Race Results – 16/09/18

Another fresh start to the day greeted riders as they assembled at the Maison Dieu MTB complex near Singleton to tackle 3 hours of fast and furious racing.

The top riders banged out 7 laps, with Liam McGuire and Emily Dreaper claiming top honours in the Solo Male and Female categories.

Due to our (current**) President still having his L plates on with the new timing system he has right royally muddled up some entries from today’s race. It mainly affects those in teams, so if you are missing from the results can you please advise us of your name,  team mates name, race number and number on the sticker on the rear of your plate. We should be able to add or correct your results with this info – email to presidenthmba@gmail.com

(**Needless to say there are some rumblings of a leadership spill at the Club Committee meeting at Club Macquarie Argenton tomorrow night – 17th Sept – come along at 7.15pm and watch all the action as it unfolds – LOL!)

Full race results here:

https://my3.raceresult.com/106219/?lang=en

HMBA XC Race Results – 19/08/18

Despite the fresh wind to start the day, 56 XC riders fronted up to tackle the challenging 7km course set by our resident XC Coordinator, Dean K, as well as a half dozen kids that had a fun ride around Dallas’ loops.

What stood out the most about the riders in the main race was the number of Juniors that fronted up – this is fantastic to see and full credit goes to all of the efforts put in by our own HMBA Coaches ably lead by Paula, Coleen, Dallas, Sarah and Alicia, plus Jason English, Damien and Jenny from Bike and Fitness, and Steve and Leanne from Momentum is your Friend – the future of racing in the Hunter looks strong.

Today’s course was a great example of why you should come along and take part in these events – riding Wayne’s World backwards is a real hoot and something that you only get to do when the track is closed for racing – same goes for Little Falcon Rd (hands up if you know where that is – bet you’ve ridden it a hundred times without realising its name) and Jenkins Rd beyond the DH carpark. Tag along next time for the ride!

Results here:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 7 – 190818

HMBA Club Downhill August 2018 Results

 

The sun was shining & riders where super keen to hit The Monkey. Cold, Dry, Damn Dusty & Windy, but this didn’t dampen the heat that was left on the trail.

Duke Millington was the fastest of the day.. So close to breaking the under Four with 4:00.004 Congrates

Shout Out… A really BIG Thank You, Rick, Tony, Nichole, the dad that walk the track as roving marshal & Landon last minute dash out to the track. Thank you Again! The riders Thank you Too!

Awesome Day

Today”s Results 🙂

August 2018 Club DH Results

August 2018 Club DH Overall Results

 

 

HMBA XC Race Results – 22/7/18

Well after a very chilly start to the day that included a nice frost, we were finally greeted with some sunshine for Round 6 of the HMBA Club XC Series. This was also the first time using the club’s new XC timing system. Club President Clint had his “L” plates on for his first go at registration using the new Race Results timing software, thankfully he overcame his lack of typing skills and poor spelling to get everyone registered without incident and before the race started, a miracle some may say!
At this point the Club would like to send a massive thank you out to Martin Wisata of Rocky Trail Entertainment for his help setting up the new timing system and assisting with registrations, while also giving driving lessons on the new system.
This month’s race saw our usual track setting guru Dean away on a well deserved family holiday, so we had his understudy Joel step up and set what was by all accounts an amazing course. It took in all the best bits of the track with none of the hills (Dean please take note it can be done !) and ended up being 5.5km of awesome Awaba single track.
We had 58 riders registered today, and let’s just say the racing was fast and furious from the outset – with anyone suffering from the cold quickly suffering from the pace of racing and forgetting the lack of feeling in their extremities.
Male winner for the day was Mitch Lozinski, with the fastest female being Emily Dreaper, Congratulations for your well deserved wins.
Thank you to all the riders that made the effort to brave the cold and come racing today, we hope to see everyone again at Round 7 of the HMBA Club XC series on 19/8/18.

For the full results please click here:

https://my3.raceresult.com/103083/#0_5B2D98

HMBA Club Trial Enduro – 24/06/18

What a cracking day out on the home trails of Awaba Mountain Bike Park – today marked a test run of a new format of racing for our Club – a Point to Point / Enduro style of event, run as a social day to get feedback from Riders to help shape the future direction of racing at the track. We spoke to all Riders throughout the day and have taken on board everything that was said – this email we received earlier gives you a good idea of what you missed out on if you couldn’t make it

“Thanks HMBA for putting on such a great day of racing – I was all set for the 3 hour at Dungog and must say that I was a little disappointed when this was cancelled, although I do understand that if the trails aren’t up to it there is nothing that you can do. But not wanting to have another weekend without riding I decided to head out to Awaba and see how this ‘new format’ was going to work – and I am glad I did!
Perfect weather, if not a little cold to start, made for a thoroughly enjoyable day – there was something ‘bizarre’ about riding parts of the trails in the wrong direction – yes, I have done some of them before during XC races but to ride ‘the wrong way’ through the middle trails at your own pace during transitions made it feel like a different place.
I loved the Stage sections that you had put together, combining as much descending running as possible with the fun and flowy sections of the XC track thrown in as well – the trails were as technical as you wanted them to be based on your speed of attack, and there was nothing that was impossible for even the littlest of Riders – great to see all the youngsters out there giving it a go. I get that you need to have some climbs to gain elevation, and a bit of walking and pushing uphill was necessary to access the lower sections of the DH track, but given that you can do these transitions at your own pace and only really need to charge in the Stage sections (after an adequate rest I must add) all meant that you could just keep going for as long as you wanted – I managed 6 stage runs and left after about 2.5 hours – I’m sure others would have stayed well into the afternoon and smashed out more.
I hope that you get some good feedback about this type of event and can run them again in the future – they are a great alternative to the standard XC races and open up entries to Riders from all disciplines and ages, even old dogs like me! JB”

For more details about the event, including a report on the well attended Junior Race earlier in the day, please head to our Facebook Page at the following links:

HMBA Enduro Style Event

HMBA Club Junior Ride