Saturday, January 21, 2012

Manchester National Rd 1

Last weekend was the first BMX national of 2012 and my first national in about 4 years!

I felt a little bit like a fish out of water, a bit wierd having to ride a few laps on demand rather than just sessioning, lots of waiting around that I wasn't used to. I decided to run my flat pedals this weekend as I hadn't had my clips on much so doubt it would have made much difference!

A few dutch riders were over for the racing along with GB's finest, and lucky me I drew them all in my first moto! Not what I'd hoped for. I was 5th going into the first turn when a big gap appeared so I stayed low and shot into 1st much to my surprise. I expected to be passed again, but it didn't happen til the last straight, I finished 2nd so I was really happy with that!

I got a 3rd and a 4th in the next motos so comfortably made the final. I had a really bad gate in the final. Going into the first turn there was a gap again.... I went for it and pulled up close to 2nd, but just ran out of space, lost loadsa of speed and then collided with another rider.... that was the end of that!

I didn't feel at my best all weekend, so I was happy to just find my feet and make the final! It was great to see loads of friendly faces and lots of people coming back to racing, particularly Alex Dick showing the talent he has, 2nd in the super tough Masters on his first race back. Won't be long before he wins one!

Looking forward to the next race in a months time!

Here's the Identiti Team edit from the weekend, congrats to Team mate Jake Power on his first National win!!


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