It’s always peaceful walking around the harbour. This is from Balmain. Notice the houses that look like they are from holand.
As I discussed in my main article on the race last week, Ian suffered 2 tyre blowouts in the first half of the race, such a shame. Below you can see how I believe it affected our split times.
2 x tyre blowout repairs took us we worked out 17 minutes, so our actual finish time was 4:41
It’s race time for Ian and I, we trained well this time, long distance weekend training and I ride to work 30km’s each day.
The race is in Canberra and its 100km hence its called the Capital Punishment 100km enduro.
Arrived at Akhils house in Canberra and tuning the bikes.
My race day diet of various fast absorbing gels and unnatural substances, but they work.
Me and our Canberra host Akhil
7am and ready to start the race. I’ve had my usual race day breaky of bananas on toast with honey.
Tragic happenings, Ian’s rear tyre blew out! Took 10 minutes to fix.
Another rear tyre blowout, such bad luck. We were out of spares, a passing women chucked us a spare tube, saved! This 1 took us just 5 mins to fix.
100km’s finish! We did it in 4hrs 55min, that includes the untimed section where we cruised slow. Will upload official time when I get it.
Free beer at the finish, gotta love the relaxed nature of MTB events 🙂
Capital Punishment is a great event, fast and flowing single track 80% of the time, not many hills at all and well organised, I would recommend it.