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Mt Stromlo

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.

WWS 2008 Round 6 - Stromlo

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When: 
Sunday, 24 August, 2008 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

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Stromlo Forest Park

The final 8 Hour for the BMC Working Week Series for 2008 is at Stromlo, and it is indeed a part of the Nissan UCI World Cup Festival - in fact, it's the very first event of the Festival (one week beforehand)!

It's a bit of a hike, but NobMoB has had some good results in the previous rounds, and the 8 hr format is really good fun.

I'm planning on heading down Sat arvo with Groover, camping overnight.

This will be good preparation for the Scott 24, getting to know the track, logistics, camping etc.

Craig & Tien

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Big smiles from Tien after a second lap of Craig's favourite section of Stromlo

Smiles on top of Stromlo 2

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Smiles on top of Stromlo.

Myself, Gonz and Craig.

Smiles on top of Stromlo 1

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All smiles on top of Stromlo
Tien, Gonz, Craig

Craig Downhill

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Craig on the start of the Stromlo downhill.

Mob near the top

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Nearing the top of Stromlo

View from the carpark

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View of the top of Mt Stromlo from the carpark.

Getting ready

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Getting ready to hit Stromlo

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