Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ventana close to Victory at Nelson 6 hour

The King and a mountain jumper primed and ready for action

Sunday at Nelson's Rabbit Island dawned crisp and clear, with some sweet new single track laid out especially for the race. The long 30 minute laps took in everything from wheel swallowing pits to fast sandy straights.
While the absence of hills made hardtail frames the bike of choice for most riders, Oliver and Robin aboard an El Saltamontes and El Capitan respectively had a blast riding their full squishers.
Making the rest of the team (and indeed most other riders) look soft was Susan, who tackled the course on an ancient single speed, opting to save her bike from the harsh sandy conditions out on the course.

Susan on her honorary Ventana El Oldschool

Also spotted riding for the team was David Ayre, hot off the back of a win at the local road race.
He pulled off a smoking lap, and helped lift the team to second place out of 22 teams in the mixed category, a truly awesome result for the team!

Guest fast guy David gets ready for his hot lap

Keep eyes peeled for a Ventana team at a race near you, and if the result at the weekend is anything to go by, just look for the fast guys!

Mountain Pedaler out...

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