This weekend Pemberton, Western Australia hosts premier XCO racing with rounds 2 & 3 of the MTBA Subaru national series.
Who better to preview the course than Western Australian pinner and Australian Under 19 XCO champ Reece Tucknott.
Both days racing starts with a big, long open fire road section allowing for the pack to settle and the dust to rise before shooting off into some
Tasmania's Scott Bowden has been emerging through Australian national series, national champs and overseas world cup XCO racing for a few years now. His form looked career best at Forrest Festival. Staged in early December 2014, Scott dueled with premier talent Paul Vander Ploeg all weekend. Racing was enthralling with the giant Vander Ploeg battling the diminutive Bowden before Paul took the
Dan McConnell and Bec Henderson are in another league
Probably not something learnt, but definitely a reminder! Both came away with wins in XCO and the brand new race format of XCC. Both did just enough, dropping watt bombs to take the lead and win with timing that comes from exposure to and experience in an amount of racing experience that no one else in Aussie Mountain Biking currently
The You Yangs lie approx an hour west of Melbourne(Melbs to the locals) and 30 minutes North of Geelong(G – Town to the locals) Its rises up from a sea of paddocks to form a 350metre high pile of dirt and granite peaks. Perfect terrain for Mountain Biking!
Some History History -
The name 'You Yang' comes from the Aboriginal words 'Wurdi Youang' or 'Ude Youang', meaning 'big
Above: Scott Nicholas - 1st in Single Speed. Second overall. 24:40 hours. 391km ridden. Pic - Ryan Moody
December should be so hot right now right?
In my role as support crew i had imagined the Wombat 24 with golden rays of sun shining upon the Cameray waters lake. Dappling vitamin D across my pale winter shoulders and face, blessing them with the beginnings of summer brown hues
Reviewed by Geoff Lawyer
About me – I am a 47, married with 3 young children (5, 9 & 11) living on the Mornington Peninsula. I would call myself an “Average Athleeet” that likes to trail run (although the achilies is not allowing this at present) mountain biking, road riding and the odd commute to work (40kms each way) on the Single Speed just to mix things up a bit. I
Zeitgeist definition – “The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time”
The Forrest Festival turned on sun and fun this weekend just gone. As well as racing mid field in dirty old vets the Author had a pretty good look around at what was going on and would like to hypothesize Forrest Festival represents an