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Sun, 12 Sep 2010
2010 SS Nationals - Majura Pines, Hosted by COGS - 21:47
A possible new pink bike?
After a few years of being keen to get to them, I finally made it along to the
SS national championships this weekend, helped by the fact they were held in
Majura Pines in Canberra. Canberra One Gear Society (COGS) hosted the
event and 120 or so riders rocked up
for a fun weekend.
My SS is not pink (though my race bike is) I wonder if I should get an
upgrade, maybe to something similar to the bike pictured? The Hill climb and
Time Trial were fun yesterday, then the novelty events were held, the photo
was taken by Rob during the 16 inch crit races, which were in fact a race down
a hill trying to stay upright on small bikes, possibly the most fun on a bike
all weekend trying to balance on them had us all giggling a lot.
The traditional (well traditional for an SS race) XC race was on today. The
beer shortcut cut around three and a half minutes off my lap time, so after
doing the long lap the first time round to work that out I took the beer
shortcut every lap after that. Five laps, 4 beers, around 21m per lap I
think, though I may be a bit off with that as my gps stopped when drinking,
still it was a fun race. I am looking forward even more to the world SS
championships in Rotorua in October now, it should be a lot of fun.
I guess I will not be upgrading to the specific bike pictured as it was later
used in the huffy/barbie bike toss event on Saturday afternoon.