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.Β  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.Β  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 πŸ™‚ ). 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!Β  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.Β  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.Β  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!Β  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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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 XC Race Results – Awaba – 16/06/19

The crispness of winter was certainly felt on Sunday morning, with clear skies meaning that temperatures were in the single digits as the flock of Riders gathered to register for the June XC race out at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park.

The recent rains meant that the track conditions were almost perfect, and with only a light covering of surface dust everyone had plenty of grip on what was a fun and fairly flat course set by our XC coordinator (maybe racing the RT 4 hour the day before mellowed him???).

Despite some of our regular racers choosing to rest following the previous day at Glenrock we managed to gather a strong field of 72 Riders including plenty of new faces and some that were having their first taste of racing at Awaba. Congratulations go to Brian Dunkin and Laura Renshaw for taking out A Grade.

A big thank you also to everyone that made a donation for Beyond Blue – we still need to count all the coins but we do know that we raised over $120 – nice work HMBA Members!

Final results are at this link:

https://my1.raceresult.com/128050/results?lang=en#0_5B2D98

Any issues please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba Rd2 – 28/04/19

A ‘relaxed’ starting time for Round 2 of 10am (following our AGM and Presentation – report and pics to follow) meant that the chill of the morning had dissipated and Riders were able to circulate in some magic Autumnal weather – not that they were reflecting on how perfect the temperature or trail conditions were but instead they were busy tackling one of the tougher XC courses we have seen in some time.Β  At almost 7 km in length Riders spent a bit longer out on course than usual but it was only the legs that were complaining when they crossed the finish line!

With 76 XC Riders entered, including a healthy field of kids tackling the Development Track before the main event, our strongest field of female entrants in over 12 months, and an always enthusiastic turn-out for the DH side, it was a busy day out at Awaba Mountain Bike Park – a great showcase and test for our revised carpark area.

Riders were also appreciating some of the other improvements made out on course, including a smoother Jenkins Rd section and the newly installed rock armouring after Rocky Corner and Skids for Kids (or should that be Ricky Corner and Skids for Kehoe – thanks again RK for all your hard work out at the track during the week to fix up the nemesis of some people).

It was great to have Oneills Mobile Coffee Van back on site – please keep on supporting them so that we can all get that caffiene and carb hit either pre or post race.

Full race results can be found here (any queries – email presidenthmba@gmail.com):

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 2 – 280419

OR

https://my3.raceresult.com/120191/#0_5B2D98