The Vic Champs were on today, you should have gone ;)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
It was actually enjoyable.
But... how... bike... What's wrong with MTBO?????
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.