Words and photos by GMBC
What a fabulous day for a MTB race – perfect conditions (well perhaps a little dusty!) and over 280 riders headed to the Kurrajong Picnic Ground for the Crazy 6hr and the Mildly Confused 3hr – first round of the Vic Enduro Series for 2013.
All levels of riders can compete in an Enduro and they were all there yesterday – from elites like Paul van der Ploeg (who smashed the 3hr event) to the GMBC committee members who managed to field a team whilst running the event! Lots of people put on their Crazy Sox – along with the smiles on their faces as they pedalled out the laps.
Lisa Jacobs (1st place in 6hr Womens team “Roadies in Disguise”) and Scooter (Impact Massage) who came 9th in the 6hr on his Single Speed!
Thanks to the GMBC crew who helped with setup and pack up, our fabulous marshals, the guys from Entryzone who did the timing (worth every penny!) and special mention to Club Preso Rich Grant (suffering from a pinched nerve) who managed to do a couple of laps in the GMBC Committee team and still give everyone a hard time on the mic. Congrats to all the winners (see below and checkout the details on the Results page) and to all the riders who pedalled around the lovely (but relentless) Kurrajong course – who said this was the easy Enduro??
Special congrats to the junior team of Caleb Royes and Rhys Carr who won a $250 prize for the best socks.
What this Series is all about – fun. Caleb and Rhys collect their $250 prize for their “Crazy Soxs”
Crazy 6hr Podiums
Solo Male: Stuart Brown, Will Geor, Shane RobertsSolo Female: April McDonough, Jacqui Lovett, Clare Vlahapoulos
Solo Male 40+: Tim Jamieson, Rod Barnard, Guy Falla
Solo Female 40+: Lisa Page, Michelle Possingham
Male Team: Apollo Bikes ( John Groves, Nick Morgan), Yoghurt Truck (Luke Fetch, Richard Irwin), Yes, I’m an idiot (Lucas Sproson, David Collins)
Female Team: Roadies in Disguise (Lisa Jacobs, Chloe McIntosh), Bean Biking (Rachael Baggallay, Kylie McInnes), Santa Clara (Anna Carruthers, Lara Zeccola)
Mixed Team: Don’t tell Ben (Ross Wilkinson, Melissa Anset), Phlipper & Lopaka (Gary Angee, Phillipa Birch), Kat & Him (Kat Feldmaier & Brenton Jukes)
40+ Team: Carbon Fibre Footprint (Leigh Barrett, David Scarlett, David Rusden), No Bagging Allowed (Paul Muir, Alan Flaherty), Macchiato Lungo (Mario Sciavarrello, Alex Randall)
Mildy Confused 3hr Podiums
Solo Male: Paul van der Ploeg, Warrack Leach, Paul Redenbach
Solo Female: Jade Forsyth, Dora Bettridge, Monica Campi
Solo 40+: Reece Stephsn, Stuart Morgan, Nick Grosso
Junior Pairs: B Double (Joel Boucher, Nick Butler), Prestige Worldwide (Caleb Royes, Rhys Carr)
Craziest Sox: Caleb Royes & Rhys Carr, Special mention – Jenny Lambert
Crazy Sox & Ridiculously wide handlebars: Steven Sullivan
Single Speed Demon: Scooter Vercoe
Wrong Category: Michael Brill – Who came first in the 40+ Solo Men with 13 laps
Click Here for Full Results
Click Here for Series Results
If you are looking for photos you can head to our friend Russell Woolnough’s site here or check out our other friend Stephen Rowe’s snaps here
Again – Congratulations to Geelong MTB Club for putting on a fantastic First Round. We now look forward to Round 2 – Mt Beauty where the points will count to 1.5 for the Series – Bring it on!