Chris Winn: Ramblings From The Road

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24 December 2006

Mates Before Dates Tour 06'

So the train has finally come to a halt and has stopped back at home station after a whirlwind week and a half trip away. First stop was to Thredbo for round three of the National Series..hard to believe there is only one left now. Anyway transport was J Healy's almighty Pajero stacked to the hilt with road, DH and XC rigs for the trip and most importantly Cannondale's Jose Hernnandez. The Thredbo experience didnt go so flash for me, crashing stupidly in practice the day before (who woulda though gutter height step ups are that hard?), landing badly on my left wrist that consequently swelled right up. Race day I had a good start but pretty much went backwards until the final two laps where I actually got my hand off it and managed to pass a few people, finishing a disappointing 12th place. Funny game this bike riding. As for the rest of the week away, I think I'll just let the plethora of photos dictate the story...

Must say it was pretty good to leave ole' smokey Vic for a bit...luckily the majority of smoke at home at the moment is only Yokohama...


The Corriyong Flyer.


In keeping with Cannondale team sock height requirements (its in the contract right??) , Norris shows his customised SRAM XO pair...coming soon to a race near you!


Billy Joel took me and Norris fume sucking behind the big rig...managed to hit 80km/h on the mtb..we were stoked


Do what you gotta do...


The brain clearly struggled with the altitude of Thredbo!


"I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle yeah.."


Former XC flyer turned DH'er Dh'er Billy Joel pin'ed it for 6th in Expert...


Norris just give'nr ute style....


Then we moved onto the rigs...

Merry Christmas y'all, hope everyone is havin' a good one....lator, cw.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet report there richy. hard and fast .how was your new years celebration?
keep it real. JH

KC said...

Come on Winny, we need another post!!! its looking a bit neglected for the new year!!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah