SS1 & SS2 Event Report
Friday, 29 June 2012
re-scheduled first race of this year’s Super Series, saw a return to the
Glengarry Campus of the Scots College School. Located in Kangaroo Valley the
private grounds contain a myriad of single track and some steep climbs to enjoy
the views of the nearby Morton National Park, unfortunately the weather was
similar to last year, cool with a very Scottish like drizzle!
Valley local, Jim Andersen had set out the relatively short but challenging
sprint courses. The map scale and technical nature of the riding meant that
riders needed full concentration to avoid making navigation errors or coming to
grief in the slippery conditions.
again to the Scots College for generously allowing us to use their grounds,
hopefully we will return again sometime in sunnier conditions so riders can
fully appreciate the natural beauty of this venue.
saw the trip over to South Nowra to the popular Currambene Forest for another
go to run last September’s event, which had to be cancelled at the last minute
due to very heavy rain.
up to the event was not looking hopeful with another wet week, fortunately we
had a bit of break on the Sunday morning with cool and sunny conditions. The
rain of the previous weeks had attracted the attention of some 4WD enthusiasts,
which had left some of the main forest tracks very churned up and muddy, which
made even getting to the start line quite an adventure!
out on the courses things got a bit easier with many riders finding that the
local club single tracks were sometimes a drier and faster option than the main
forest trails. Though not ideal conditions for this venue, most riders enjoyed
the long, open courses despite the mud and wading!
good to see a number of new faces plus a strong contingent of riders from the
Newcastle area. Our thanks to Andrew Power, Nick Dellagiacoma and Michael Roylance for
their efforts behind the scenes in getting these two contrasting MTBO events to
happen at short notice
note appreciation for the support of the local South Coast United Mountain
Bikers (SCUM) for allowing us to use their club tracks for this event.
Andy Halliday - June 2012