RACE REPORT - Taylor River Rumble - Thursday February 26th

From Ron -

The course for this evenings ride took in the newly formed tracks along the upper river reserve.  Single tracks and river beds have been transformed into wide 4WD tracks and new gravel sucked away at tyres making progress hard work.  Other parts of the track were rough with big stones rattling the bodies of those without full suspension, or fat tyres a la Justin.  The course crossed the river several times and took in the top of the Taylor Dam track, and started and finished at the picturesque transfer station.  The length of each lap was measured at just short of 10 Km.

Another good turnout of junior riders and a welcome return to Asha.  This tiny 8 year old lady rode the longest time of the evening and took in 2 full laps, a great effort and a big smile at the end.

Not smiling were Joel or Bruce, a broken chain and a flatty spoiling their evening.  Bruce ran a good part of his lap but was not keen to run a second despite his prowess in this form of transport.  Meanwhile Kiel was churning out some good lap times and young Zahkhan not that far behind.  Multi sport specialist Sam was closely followed by Brendon, these four completing three grueling laps.  Justin chose not to take his fat tyres on a third circuit, the bike built for comfort rather than speed and a big engine required to drive those wheels.  Matt showed some speed on lap 1 but with his back recovery in mind he buttoned off for lap 2.

Josh and Tyler found a short cut on lap 2 but still managed a solid ride.

Thanks to Peter for sorting out the track.  Next week’s ride will be at Picton, 6:30 registration for a 7:00 start.  We will be checking out the course to be used for club champs on 15th March.

Last nights lap times attached.