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What a great event

By nh - Posted on 17 March 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
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Capital Punishment 2014
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This is the first time I raced the Capital Punishment and it is a fantastic event.

I started in the second wave and it is great to have a small group of similar level riders to start with. Just eased into the first 20km and enjoyed all the single track. There was traffic but it was moving fast. Only the elite females were causing hold ups.

Start moving through the field as the we got to fire road sections and pushed through to the start of the untimed section. Had a break and refuelled. Pushed hard on black mountain and suffered for the next 10kms and got passed by about 5 people. Was using my easiest gear on the X01 setup, glad I stuck with the 32t chain ring. Never felt like I needed harder gears.

I thought I would struggle to get up Stromlo but the single track at the bottom put a smile back on my face. Got into a good rhythm up the switchbacks and passed a couple people on my way up to the top. Had a ball coming down skyline and luge as always.

Well organised race, very well marked course which is loads of fun and nice food at the aid stations and finish. I will be back next year.

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