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Discussion: MTB

in: TheInvisibleLog; TheInvisibleLog > 2017-03-19

Mar 19, 2017 1:28 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
The Vic Champs were on today, you should have gone ;)
Mar 19, 2017 2:01 AM # 
Haha. #notinmyforest
Mar 19, 2017 2:13 AM # 
Yesterday Wozza asked me if I was going to the event tomorrow... In all honesty, I said "what event? ". His response was gold.
"The Victorian Mountain....Bike.......Championships................. Yes, stupid question".

One day I might surprise you all. But in all honesty, I think I would prefer to just ride. Like those runners who want to run and not navigate.
Mar 19, 2017 2:29 AM # 
I stopped going to MTBO events when I spent more time pushing my pushbike instead of riding it. Now I just ride for fun (on the rare occasions that I ride).
Mar 19, 2017 2:38 AM # 
I checked with Blake (who was persuading me to enter) before l entered yesterday. All controls were on major tracks and you only went on single trail if you wanted to (and l didn't). Also, only a small amount of climb was involved. It was actually enjoyable.
Mar 19, 2017 2:48 AM # 
I really enjoyed the small (dare I say it.. Foot-O) event on Prince of wales yesterday (nee Devonshire Reef). Enough combination of detail and limited visibility to keep it interesting despite being only able to partially run (well hobble). I can't see I would have enjoyed an event on wheels nearly as much. Something about erosion gullies and scrub that excites me and makes my thighs sting in the shower later on.
Mar 19, 2017 4:11 AM # 
Too much information!
Mar 20, 2017 12:59 AM # 
I forgot to take a photograph. But it wasn't nearly as impressive as the back injury. That photo is in the injury hall of fame.
Mar 23, 2017 7:06 AM # 
It was actually enjoyable.

But... how... bike... What's wrong with MTBO?????
Mar 23, 2017 7:08 AM # 
The falling-off part.
Mar 23, 2017 7:10 AM # 
I was about to comment on your bike handling skills but I did fall off once during the middle distance event going up a hill (tried to read the map and rode into a blackboy). Mind you I seem to recall stacking it quite heavily at some carnival last year when I tripped over a wire fence very soon out of the start so the two sports are fairly comparable in my opinion.

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