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What A Blast

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But i must say a little dissapointed that no Nobmobbers made the effort to attend with me ...... i did give at least 24 hours notice of this ride AND i now know a few of you .....( perhaps my very average sense of humour hmm ) anyway feeling pumped i decided to give my previous PB a nudge of the standard green XC course ( 41 minutes ....and it was 35 deg )
With legs that remembered the pain of riding through the mud at the Sydney 24 ...um 14.5 i mean , i took off with only a few others on track ! This place is the polar opposite of Del Rio with powdered dusty trails in all directions .

The great race

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I had prepared for and thought about this race for so long I just couldn't wait to get going, so when I did I went too hard at the start, but it just felt effortless even though my heart rate didn't agree. One thing that was plain to see on my 1st lap (blue) and knowing the red lap from the 8hr was this course was not going to be easy to ride the full 24hrs, I sort of shrugged and thought I'll worry about that later.

Fuzzy eyes.....

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Well this was one full on 24hr race!!!!!

I had the joy of the mad dash to the bikes then the race was on. We managed to get a really clean start and i was in a good position for the first lap. everyone jockeyed for positions for the early part of the lap then it settled to a really nice rythmn for the rest of the lap. I must say the down hill run home was worth the climb. I was buzzing at the end of the lap.
The funny part about this race is I only once got a chance to come down from that busy always doing something state.

Fun Fun Fun

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Fun fun fun ouch ouch ouch.

28 laps - 24:10:39
2nd place - Mixed 3 Musketeers.

Gavin 11 Laps
Damien 9 Laps
Vanina 8 Laps

What a great weekend thanks to Gavin and Vanina you guys are top teammates.

My preparation was not as consistent as it should of been and coming down with a fever and cold earlier in the week which hadn’t really cleared up by Saturday was going to make this a hard weekend and it was.

We had a very exciting race trading places between third and second and even down to fourth at one stage after a double flat in the middle of the night.

Not so good

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The old boyz category is getting competitive, our 3rd place last year could not be relived Sad

My First 24 hour event

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Slowly getting the race notches in my belt. Apart from a casual spin at the yellowmundee grand prix, this was not only my first 24 hour event, but also my first experience at a lap style team race. I have to say its a completely different style of riding/racing and its one I'm not so familiar with. I'm used to the endurance races where you lock into a sustainable rythm and just spin to your hearts content. This however I found much much harder than any other event I've done before. With the lap mentality you really do not allow yourself to let up at any point.

Hairy R's - Excellent Scott 24 Adventure

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What a great weekend.

The weather was great - hot but great and the nights weren’t that cold.

Our camp site was in a perfect position – upwind from the dust, next to the natural bush toilets, far enough away from the loud speaker.

Sickness and Health

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Was really looking forward to the CORC 24 after having a personally quiet disappointing Mont race last year (due to couple of injuries). Gazza, Cupcake, Tien, Buck, Loz and Rob combined to become 'Dr Nobs Bocz of pins and screws'. As it turned out was quiet nicely matched but sadly again I could not perform as well as I'd like.

My race went a bit like this...

CROC - 24Hr.....Stolen Bike

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Bloody hell.... of all the evil things to happen while at an event. I had the extreme misfortune to have my bike and camelback stolen while on my way to the transition to begin my double night lap.
Stopped by the ammenities block for a nature break only to come out and find my bike and pack gone.

Well lit, and a fair amount of passing human traffic. Just so shocking that goons out there will do this kind of thing.
Do I take solace in that it was just completely random? 2900 competitors and bikes and it was me that was there just at that moment.... I dont know it still hurts.

Majura Pines

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Majura Pines ROCKS,
had a ball for about 2h this morning!
Started at 7am @ 0C !!!!
Finished at 9am @ 5C! nice amd warm...
Bernd

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