What an amazing weekend or racing!
Close to 50 competitors in both Enduro and Downhill coming out and getting stuck into it!
So good to see alot of new and old faces on the bikes, after what has been the most exciting week of news to drop for CairnsMTB since 1996!
This is just the beginning everyone…
HUGE thanks to ALL the volunteers who helped out over the course of the weekend, too many to name here… And especially a big up to Larry and the team at Discovery Cycles, the titles sponsors making sure the Series looks the part!
Reilly & Craig
** Results and overall rankings for Round.2 have been updated due to an error effecting stage 1 split times. We apologize for the mistake and hope this answers some questions!**
Enduro Round 2 results
Below is a list of results for all events run by the Cairns Mountain Bike Club for 2013.
Club Enduro Championships
Discover Cycles 2013 F.N.Q Enduro / Minjin Cup Overall Rankings
Alrighty, the first round for DH and Enduro is over!
What an amazing weekend, so many new faces coming out and having a go, and all the familiar faces showing up to bring in the first ever Enduro series for the Cairns Mountain Bike Club!
Huge thanks to every who made it all happen, so many happy and willing volunteers getting out and getting involved! Thank you!
Big effort to all riders who participated, especially the big handful who slogged it out all weekend competing in both Enduro on Saturday and DH on Sunday.
Results are online, check them out!
Big thanks to the series sponsors; Larry and the team at Discovery Cycles! And the awsome sponsors from the industry; Leatt, Renthal, Casio G-Shock, Maxxis and many more!
Enduro is off to a flying start!
50 riders braved the rain soaked trails as the 2013 F.N.Q Endurp Cup ran its first ever official race with the Cairns Mountain Bike Club!
Big thanks to all the helpers with making the timing work, and directing the group of riders throughout the park!
And big thanks to Larry and the team at Discovery Cycles for throwing in a massive amount of time and effort in getting the season off the ground and getting it looked very presentable! Looks proper!
Congradulations to the winners, in Mens; 1st – Berend Boer, 2nd – Adrian Dawson, 3rd – Joshua Bairstow. And for the girls; 1st – Amanda Scanlan, 2nd – Jade Robinson, 3rd – Hannah Freeman.
Full results will be online later tonight!
Results are online!
Big thanks to everyone who came along, good to see such a diverse mixture of riders from all disciplines all battling it out together, and of course it is excellent to see so many new faces (young and old!).
being a brand new discipline to CairnsMTB we are open to any comments, questions or queries you may have! Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A little error with the results sawJay Schessor unfortunately end up a few places back, however still with a very impressive time! Demetri Pappas took out the day pipping Berend Boer by 1 second, with Mick Hannah in 3rd and goes into the official season with the Number 01 plate! Congrads to everyone, glad you all had fun!
Final results have been compiled and below is a copy of the results from each DH race and the final points Tally for the 2012 season. DH5 unfortunately will not be going ahead, so final results are based from the 4 rounds.
Huge thanks to Discovery Cycles for sponsoring the Downhill Series in 2012 and all volunteers and riders for making it another spectacular racing season.
Series Trophies will be presented at the club AGM and presentations in the next month or two.
Lots of it.
DH2 was raced on sunday, with quite the opposite conditions met trackside compared to DH1.
The mud and sludge were swapped for foot deep powder and braking ruts. Run after run, lines changed, rocks moved, holes got deeper. But times got quicker.
Massive effort put in by Townsville rider Peter Knott once again taking number 1 with a blistering time of 2:50.45.
Huge thanks once again to all the fantastic volunteers. The shuttle bunnies, SES, St.Johns, the food gals, timing, starting, marshals, race directors and of course the fantastic crew at Discovery Cycles; our 2012 series sponsors.
Get out there, get riding! DH3 is only 3 weeks away. September 2nd, bring your dads for a jolly good day!
Race results: dh2 2012 overall ranking by category
Categories: Elite, Sport, Vets, Masters, Super Masters, U 15, 17 ,19 and Hardtail
Rider briefing: 11.15am
Race shuttles start: 11.45am
Pack up then presentations: 3.45pm
Get you entries in here now, online registration only : https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1156
2012 Club Championships DH 1.
Well, what a day. 2012 started off slowly for the DH cohort. The rain, although not overly severe this wet season caused headache after headache, in the form of landslip after landslip. Several slips blocked access to the top of the course, along with a few coming down over the track. Craig and his team of loyal subjects worked against nature and re-opened the track to prim condition once again while we waited for the rain to ease so the road could be looked to. After a few postponements and some last minute (literally) repairs to weather-proof the road, it was rain hail or shine for race day.
Short numbers aside, this was a race to be proud of. We cannot thank the people who made the day happen enough.
As the first practise shuttle for the day made their way up the hill the skies opened and within minutes, the hill was SOAKED. Riders making their way down the track expecting clean, tacky conditions were instead treated to an all-out mud bath. Fearful of a disaster and mass evacuation of riders, instead it was beaming smiles and cheers/shouts/screams/hoots of joy as they came to the bottom blown away by the sheer levels of both added complexity and enjoyment the rain offered the course.
With that worry gone, the next was back onto the access road. With the Hannah’s Tonka truck pulled out of duty, a few willing riders gave up the use of their own vehicles to brave the rain-soaked road. With a smart head, careful driving and co-ordinated movements they pushed up. As the rain eased, the road got worse, turning into a greasy, slippery, seemingly impassable climb to the top. But the change of track conditions lured everyone too much to quit now, it was race or die trying.
The shuttles made it up for both race runs, and racing went off without a hitch. The track slowly starting to find more grip as every rider went down, until the berms turned into “those speed-up things you drive over on Mario Kart”. Despite the mud, the rain and the super slippery roots, riders managed to find grip in corners never once thought to be grippy.
A big congratulation to the category winners, racing was tight and surprisingly close considering conditions. (Results are attached!)
And the most important part… A HUGE thankyou to the truly dedicated volunteers and helpers who made the day happen. SES, St Johns, race co-ordinators, MC-Cripple, all the volunteer marshals, the brave shuttle drivers, timers and food ladies. And a special thankyou to Larry and Stacey from Discovery cycles, our main series sponsors. Who kindly donated the material needed to fix the road in a last minute effort, and also for offering the services of the team car to help the shuttle the riders. The race could not have gone smoother and you all deserve to be proud of yourselves.
Hope to see you all for the DH2!