first race by: Geoff Newmarch
went and I picked up a few points at the Koegelber
South African World Cup so here's how it went
down. I realize I needed to get a lot more
practice in. Because when I got to the event,
they reduced the amount of practice runs from
three to one, and I was experimenting with
different tucks on the course during the seeding
we did our practice run we all set off in
a pack which might not have been such a good
idea since the road was narrow. The pack got
away from me and as I was cruising down this
big cloud of hay came out of no where, The
red flag was thrust out in front of me. So
I shut it down by trying a stoppie, what I
ended up doing was flipping my bike. hehehe!
when I got up I noticed only two riders. Mark
cruised up and said that Steve went flying
over the hay bails with out touching them.
He won a pair of sun glasses for his efforts.
restarted and I came in last every time after
that. Aero dynamics seemed to play a big part
in getting the top speeds. Karl was hitting
50km in the corners and topped 70km across
the line. The course was narrow so we split
ourselves up into three and four man heats.
The gradient was not so steep and I personally
struggled to get speed, but the experience
was great and I can't wait to race again.