HMBA XC Race Results – Dungog 3 Hour – 22/09/19

HMBA Dungog Round 2019 has been run and one – this is a race best summarised in numbers:

110 – Riders entered for the main race – massive!

3 – Hours of Riding  around Dungog’s finest trails (for most – we had 5 entries for the 1.5 hour short course)

7.1 – km Loop including some fresh new stuff

23 – Degrees of perfect riding weather – not a drop of rain despite the forecast

12 – Female Racers riding solo and in teams

15 – or so Kids having a go at the trails

9 – Laps completed by the race winner

4 – eBikes competing in the first ever HMBA eBike category

1 – Adaptive Cyclist braving the trails – another first for Dungog

167 – Rocks marked with a small yellow dot

6241 – Other Rocks!

Congratulations again go out to our winners – the speedster Mitch Lozinski once again held out Liam McGuire to take the big solo honours, with Trenton Day rounding out the top 3 for A-Grade.  For the solo females we saw Em Dreaper cross the line first from Laura Renshaw, both knocking out 7 laps, with Cassandra Thompson in 3rd.  Other Results of note:

Mixed Teams –

1st – “Twins” – Dean Megahey and Sean Mahony

2nd – “Tippies” – George Castillo and Dean Brame

3rd – “RCRC” – Waz Turnbull and David Morley

B-Grade Solo –

1st – Rodney Rae                  Olivia Gollan

2nd – James Saunders         Sarah Hunter

3rd – Scott Wevers               Hayley Thorpe

C-Grade Solo –

1st – Dave Tattis

2nd – James Sulzberger

3rd – Michael Bowen

eBike –

1st – Bruce Pain

2nd – Josh Bridson

3rd – Dieter Benischke

A huge thank you needs to go out to Alan Shrimpton and his crew for looking after the Dungog trails and setting up a fantastic course for us today (sure, some of the new bits were a bit sketchy to begin with but I think we started to bed them in nicely), and also to The Tinshed Brewery in Dungog for their donation to the event – if you haven’t called in to this place then add it to the list for next time you are in town – great food and some nice amber nectar to wash it down.

Final results can be access at this link:

https://my4.raceresult.com/138002/results?lang=en

Or download one of these documents:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Dungog 3 Hour – 220919

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Dungog 1-5 Hour – 220919

Any issues with these results please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

We would also like to get some feedback from all Riders on how they felt that the inclusion of the eBike Category went – did it affect you in any way? Any constructive criticism will be gladly received – we want to keep it off the public forums for now so answer by emailing the Club President on presidenthmba@gmail.com

HMBA XC Race Results – Farewell Winter 3 – 11/09/19

The “Farewell Winter” night race series wrapped up last night with Round 3 seeing 28 Riders enjoying the quiet darkness of the Watagans. A bit of moisture in the ground saw dust at a fairly low level and good grip for the most part – although there are a few corners out there that are still a bit sandy or skatey to catch out the unwary!

Once again Mitch Lozinski crossed the line in first place, this week putting almost a minute between himself and Bryan Dunkin in second, with Trenton Day rounding out the top 3 some 30 seconds later.  That pace was again fast and saw a few of us lapped before we area able to set out on our 4th lap – good news for some!

And like last week we had 3 ladies out on course tonight – Em Dreaper bashed out her 4 laps to cross the line just over 2.5 minutes in front of Laura Renshaw, with Tash Smith delivering a solid 3rd place.

Our next XC Race will be at Dungog on 22/09/19 – join us out there for the second of our 3 hour enduro rounds.

Final results are at this link:

https://my5.raceresult.com/134719/#0_80C6B8

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC Farewell Winter 3 – 110919

Any issues please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

 

HMBA XC Race Results – Farewell Winter 2 – 04/09/19

 

The “Farewell Winter” night race series Round 2 lived up to its name – whilst not quite balmy, the temperature was certainly up on Round 1 and saw plenty of Riders breaking out into a sweat.  Nice to see an increasing field of 34 Riders out in the dark circling the same 4.5km track as used last week.

The race was dominated by a freight train of A-Grade Riders that saw the pace of the event stepped up a notch and ending the race at 3 laps for several of the back markers (yours truly included 🙂 ). Mitch Lozinski crossed the line first but there was less than a 1/2 second in it – Trenton Day and Bryan Dunkin were 1st and 2nd “carriages”.

And we had 3 ladies out on course tonight – Em Dreaper took line honours from Georgia Majoribanks, and we also had a guest appearance from Jo Parker from Rocky Trail Entertainment, who was not officially racing but experiencing her first ever night ride – well done Jo – hope it all went smoothly.

Come along next Wednesday night 11/09/19 for the final Round of our night series!  Racing starts at 7.00pm for 1 hour.

Final results are at this link:

https://my5.raceresult.com/134719/#0_BBD287

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC Farewell Winter 2 – 040919

Any issues please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

HMBA XC Race Results – Farewell Winter 1 – 28/08/19

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Another fun-filled night out in the deep dark woods of Awaba for the first round of our “Farewell Winter” night race series.  21 Riders tackled 4 loops of the 4.5km track laid out by our XC Coordinator, with A-Grade rider Bryan Dunkin crossing the line as first male, and Georgia Majoribanks doing it for the ladies.

For those that have not tried Night Racing it is something different again – with the dry conditions there was a bit of dust at times, which combined with the flattening of the terrain that happens under lights at night meant that you really needed to “listen” to the feedback you were getting from your bike in terms of the grip signals coming from both the front and rear tyres.

When you can’t read the terrain as well as during the day it becomes even more important to feel what your bike is doing underneath you to allow you to stay fast.  Vision of the track ahead and around corners is also reduced so you tend to get a lot of practice at being able to react quickly to avoid that tree / root / rock / branch – something that can carry over to daylight riding to help you select better lines.

Come along next Wednesday night and give it a go!  Racing starts at 7.00pm for 1 hour.

Final results are at this link:

https://my5.raceresult.com/134719/

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC Farewell Winter 1 – 280819

Any issues please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

 

HMBA XC Race Results – Singleton 3 Hour – 18/08/19

Sunny Sunday cycling in Singleton – Sweet!

A strong field of 92 Riders fronted up to the dry and somewhat dusty Maison Dieu “paddock” to tackle 3 hours of riding around prime country singletrack.  This course is always fun, with plenty of twists and turns to keep Riders on their toes, and not a huge amount of climbing to ensure that multiple laps were in reach of even the least-seasoned of the field.

The Teams format was taken up by some Riders helping to share the load and add to the community aspect of the club.  8 laps seemed to be the magic number for both Teams and the fasted of the solo Riders – almost 80k’s in 3 hours on a Sunday morning is not a bad effort!

Congratulations to our winners – young gun Mitch Lozinski and old dog Liam McGuire duked it out all morning and came across the line together to take top honours for the solo males – Tash Smith punched out 7 laps to take first solo female – Team “Fox” secured the first place in the Teams category with 7 laps, and youngster Camryn Moores pedaled his little heart out for 5 laps to place first in Juniors.  Well done everyone.

A massive shout out must also go to Captain Risky and the lovely Sarahann for helping with the course set-up and Rider Registration – it was cold out there first up and we appreciate you getting there early to help make the event run as smoothly as it did.

Final Category results from Sunday are at this link (this is the best one to look at as the data has been corrected here and not in some of the other links):

https://my6.raceresult.com/134090/#1_604209

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Singleton – 180819

Any issues please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

(Not the best photos – but I was trying to race too!!)

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba – 21/07/19

If there is anyone that can remember a better winters day of racing out at Awaba Mountain Bike Park then we would be quite surprised.  Perfect almost spring-like conditions greeted all riders that turned up last Sunday to participate in our regular club XC race, as well as the State Round Downhill event and to see the official opening of the newly created Development Trail.

All up we had 79 riders entered for the main XC race, as well as a gaggle of youngsters happily peddling their way around the development track as part of their supervised ride experience.  The main course was kept fairly simple today, with riders circulating around the normal Blue Loop after starting on an abbreviated Siberia Loop section.

Familiarity with the course makes for fun racing as riders are able to pace themselves based on their knowledge of the course and their own individual strengths and weaknesses.  Smiles following the event confirmed that the combination of today’s weather conditions and course was agreeable with all, and perhaps the thought of a nice coffee or snack in the car park at the end of racing helped too.

It was fantastic to see our strongest A Grade field in many months, with 10 male and 3 female riders taking to the course.  Congratulations go to Mitch Lozinski and Emily Dreaper for taking out first male and female honours.

As mentioned, the official opening of the Development Trail also took place on Sunday – we will provide a more detailed update on our website and Facebook page regarding this shortly, including some details on the further project activities to be undertaken at the Park.

Final results from Sunday are at this link:

https://my3.raceresult.com/131915/results?lang=en#0_5B2D98

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 6 – 210719

Any issues please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

HMBA DH with Rockytrail NSW DH state points – 21/07/19

Round 5 of HMBA club Downhill, came with the extra bonus of the last chance to grab points towards the Rockytrail NSW Downhill State Series, being the third & final round, Rockytrail’s Martin & Juliana where there to award the series winners at the end of the event.

The weekend blessed us with beautiful weather, cool, crisp & dry

Saturday was kick off with our social shuttle day, with over 60 riders taking the advantage to have a roll to see what “The Monkey” hype was all about or suss your lines practice, ready for Sunday’s race day.

Sunday…. Wow! The Awaba Mountain Bike Park was a buzz, not only did we have our normal club XC & DH racing but the park was graced with official dignitaries for the grand opening of part 1, of the development of Awaba Mt Bike park. Car Park & “The Development Trail” a purpose built trail for Adaptive cyclists, juniors & beginners alike

but while this was all going on our gravity fed junkie’s where getting in their last practice before 12 noon, High noon, Race runs.

Race runs, the best of two, seen just short of 100 rides make their way to the top.

Home from the World Cup DH scene, local lad Jack Moir & Engadine’s U19 women Cassie Voysey, the whispers… bets… how fast…. can anyone get close! Would Jack break the 3min.30???? ( Good Luck in the up & coming World Cup Rounds)

Well he went extremely Close, putting down a 3:35.583 on his 1st run & then bettering with a 3:34.511 on his 2nd

Fellow Locals Joel Willis back from injury came in 2nd with a not to shabby 3:47.716 & 3:50.498 & Joshua Arcus  1st Under 19, 3rd fastest for the day 3:50.274

ACT rider Timothy Eaton 4th fastest & took out 3rd in Elite 3:56.087  & 3:53.158 behind Jack & Joel

Women’s U19’s Cassie took the honors & fastest of the day with a 4:48.450  & 4:45.473 followed by Kellie Weinert Elite Women 5:03.471 & 5:13.759 , Tahlia Richens U15 Women 6:00.301

Well Done to all the riders, the winners on the day & NSW DH Series Winners, Thank You for making the trip to Awaba & being part of an Awesome event.

The Volunteers… What An amazing group of peeps. Timing, Sign On, Shuttles drivers, shuttle marshal, on track marshals, 1st aid, the photographers you all helped make this event the success it was, THANK YOU ❤ Col xx

below find links to FB pages with race & podium photos & NSW DH Series results

https://www.facebook.com/NSWDH/

https://www.facebook.com/thevoicephotos/

https://www.facebook.com/jakevoyseyphotography/

https://www.facebook.com/MTB-Riders-Australia-1960445380884775/

https://www.facebook.com/SPC-Photography-132834817280569/

HMBA Club DH RACE RESULTS Here:

HMBA Club DH With Rockytrail NSW State DH Points Overall Event Ranking 

HMBA Club DH With Rockytrail NSW State DH Points Event Ranking

Will Have Club grade results & progress point score up soon when I get the data sorted

Cheers Col

Some of the Photos Used by “The voice photography” & “Jake Voysey photography” Thank you 🙂