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Shimano GP 4hr at Ourimbah

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By bmar560 - Posted on 25 June 2016

Re: This ride meeting: 
Shimano MTB GP Round 4 - Ourimbah
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The last time I rode Ourimbah was 2 years ago for the same race.
Today was freezing cold, but somehow that made me less fatigued.

Enjoyed every single lap. I finished 2 seconds after the 4 hr mark, if I didn't go for a toilet break after the 1st lap I would've had time to do a 7th lap.

Coming in at 9th place for my age category(30-39) I was stoked, best results in a race so far !

I really need to learn to descent faster though, I was able to overtake guys when the trail goes up up but on the way down the guys I overtook would overtake me Sad

danielschipper's picture

We should ride together; I overtake people downhill but get overtaken up hill. Improve both our race times for next time Smiling

Fatboy's picture

Well done! The problem with descending fast at Ourimbah is that thin line between fast and ambulance. A mate of mine on lap 1 jumped a rock with a blind landing, front wheel hit a rock and splat... He was very luck not to be taken out on a stretcher but really that could happen in so many places.

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I do alright going up hills for an old fart but not so good going down. At least not the first time around.

Bummed I missed this race. Too many late nights this week and still had to work Saturday. Sad

Hopefully I'll be free for the final round.

bmar560's picture

I saw a couple of injured rides which seemed quite serious as the first aid crew and Martin was on-site to look after them. This was at the roller coaster section, hopefully they're OK.

Also I'm loving the 1x11 XT drivetrain that I recently installed with a 34t wolf tooth narrow-wide chainring. Very quiet and never felt I needed that big or small ring.

Bigger balls is what I need to go down the hill faster Smiling

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