Saturday, October 2, 2010

Under 23 World Road Race

Yes, I've been slack - or should I say Yes, I've been on holidays??? Either way, Thunder and I have finally found our way to Melbourne for the World Road Titles.

Before we get onto the world races, Zulu, Dark Horse and the Silent Assassin have headed to Maryborough for the Maryborough Masters event to fly the M1 flag. Good luck for the weekend boys - this year there is no Ramp Sprint, just two days of time trialing, kremesing and road racing.

Yesterday we headed out to Geelong for the Mens U23 road race. Besides the racing, there is plenty to keep the crowds entertained. The pier has been converted into "The Bike Shop" - with all the bike brands under the sun on display. There's also plenty of bling to buy and heaps of give aways.

As you would expect, there are big screens everywhere to keep the crowds up to date with the action. We have a viewing area at the last turn into the finishing straight. Keep an eye out for us today and tomorrow as there's a TV right next to the area!!!!

For those interested, the finishing straight is about 600m long and probably roughly the same gradient as the last part of Kirkwood road. Its a tough finish - even though the U23's made it look easier.

Today is the womens road race - heaps of good Aussie girls in the field. Shara Gillow and Ruth Corset are both Queensland girls. Ruth is the protected rider for the Aussie's in this race and has had some top 10 finishes in Europe this season. Ruth is a Pocket Rocket.

Can't wait to get out to the racing today!!! Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!!