It was a hot dusty day out there at Wildwood sunday. Was great to put yourself out there and challenge yourself in the sport that we all love. We are always looking for harder stuff to ride and it doesnt get much harder than this. Each obstacle on its own is not all that difficult. But as soon as you combine a few of these things in a row, all of a sudden arm pump kicks in, the body wears out and the mind follows suit. What was 50 hard obstacles now becomes one all mighty test. You will drop your bike and things you shouldnt, and then get stuck on things that if in the bush you wouldnt think twice. A few new obstacles in the prologue area were interesting!! Also a few new hills out the back, plus some old ones that have become quite difficult. I went better than i did last year which is all i can ask for. It really is a personal race, as you are well aware that there are no trophies that will be making it home...except for the finishers medallion of course, or if your Buzz.....
I didnt break anything on bike or body, but my brand new tyre is pretty much cactus. It really is a hard place to choose the right tyre for all situations- wet rocks, dry rocks, loose grassy hills, ball bearing type dirt hills. Although if youve seen the pictures floating around the internet of Pol Tarres tyre after the race you will merely read this as excuses!! he completed the last 2 laps on pretty much a bald tyre...no knobs!!
If your into bikes, and love the hard stuff, give it a crack. if not, get along and support local motorsport. Without fans these events just fade away. We all sit here admiring Romaniacs, Erzberg and the big overseas events. Here is one on our doorstep to watch...and you get up real close to the action too.
Out of the 144 Riders entered:
56 BUZZ 80 Brownballs
apologies if i missed anyone.