Off-season ride had plenty of challenges

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Damien Muller, Dan Eastcott and Alan Kurilowski participate in the BMBC Summer Series.
Camera IconDamien Muller, Dan Eastcott and Alan Kurilowski participate in the BMBC Summer Series.

On Saturday, November 3, the Burrup Mountain Bike Club held round two of this year’s Summer Series, a social and fun ride during the off-season.

The 7km course featured big hills and rocky terrain that provided technical challenges and lots of fun.

Junior rider Jackson Byrne burst out of the blocks followed by a trickle of riders as the pack self- seeded.

Jackson Byrne, 14, traverses the trails.
Camera IconJackson Byrne, 14, traverses the trails.

There was a train of bikes heading up the first section of single track, aptly named Watch the Rocks.

With the afternoon breeze on their tails the riders were treated to a quick outward journey through some of the most popular trails in the network.

Familiarity again bred some contempt as the senior members of the club found ways to mischievously interrupt each other’s lines and steal momentum in inconvenient places.

On the return side of the loop the course wound its way into the shade of the big hills and followed some technical, winding single tracks back towards the start line.

Janyce Crawford gets up the track with the help of Alannah Kidd in the BMBC Summer Series.
Camera IconJanyce Crawford gets up the track with the help of Alannah Kidd in the BMBC Summer Series.

The final kilometre of the loop provided some raw obstacles for those choosing to accept the challenge.

The last stretch was a fast, open downhill track, making even the inexperienced riders feel like World Cup downhill racers and ensuring a big smile as they crossed the finish line.

It was another great round of the Summer Series with 40 riders taking part, representing the complete range of ages and skill levels.

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