The thermometer said minus 3 at Koromiko and it was very white. By the time we reached Endeavour Park it had heated up to plus 1. It was sunny and clear and no wind so all in all a very pleasant place to be.
Guess the frost persuaded a few to stay in bed, so a disappointing 27 was all we could muster. Justin and Sven set a challenging course for the grown ups and a neat shorter one for the juniors.
Riley Satherley-Shea was the first to complete a lap, and he was having so much fun that he rode a total of five laps. An impressive effort on his own and he was loving every minute. Sofia Mosna was also impressive completing 3 laps with Glen guiding her. These two young people are just 7 years old.
Bronny and Lois managed to persuade Louie and Leo to venture further afield after completing one lap of the shorter course. All smiles so far.
Meanwhile out on the longer 6 Km course, smiles were hard to find. There were tough slippery climbs and descents and quite a few involuntary dismounts. One nameless rider had to go hunting for his bike in the bush after losing it on a slippery bit. It was 21 minutes before we saw the first rider come past the start finish and Mitchell was alone by quite some distance. Stuart was over 2 minutes back and a similar gap to Jack and Sean.
Young Mica Drake was impressive riding with Dad on the big boys track, and also an even younger Fergus Lane was showing his Dad around. At the other end of the spectrum, there were 7 rider over the age of 50 with one approaching the elite Vet 5 (70+) status. We may get some birthday cake at the next Soup and Bun if Keith isn’t going away. Just goes to show that oldies can still have fun even if it is with their clothes on.
Don’t forget the AGM on Wednesday 19th at Fairweathers 7:30 p.m., the more the merrier. Come and have a say in how YOUR club operates. There is rumour of some refreshments being supplied.