2012 Maxxis KWT SEQ XCO Overall Series Results

Great results for TRC Riders in the Taylor Cycles Rocky Mountain Race Team –

Open Elite Male 5th Jay Taylor
Open Elite Male 6th Craig Northway
Open Elite Male 13th Jeremy Chan

Open Expert Male 2nd Patrick Campbell
Open Expert Male 16th Jason Barrett

Veteran Male 2nd Jason Blackmore
Veteran Male 4th Shane Spence
Veteran Male 5th Scott Mullin
Veteran Male 6th Shameem Khan
Veteran Male 8th Jarrod Pratt
Veteran Male 9th Shaun Doyle

Master Male 3rd Barry Peacock

Super-Master Male 3rd Kevin Jones

Open Sport Male 4th Ricardo Cau

Under 13 Male 2nd Wade Makini

The team would like to thank the great support that they receive from TRC and would also like to thank the team sponsors TAYLOR CYCLES, Rocky Mountain Bikes, Maxxis, Position Partners, GU, Ride Mechanic, EBC Brakes, Fisiocream, Triple Play, Rock Shox, SRAM and Troy Lee Designs.


Lefmann and Willett crowned QLD Champions at Adare

Written by Una McKay

The Riders Club Angela Skirving reports from the QLD State Championships

Big guns of Queensland Cross Country racing, Aiden Lefmann and Jodie Willett both fought off the challenges of exciting young up-and-comers to add to their Queensland title trophy collection at Adare on Saturday.

Competitors took on the toughest course ever seen at Adare with 180 vertical metres over a punchy 5.8 kilometre lap that included up and down rock gardens, tricky descents, steep fire road pinches and plenty of the fast flowing singletrack for which Adare is famous.

Lefmann came into this event facing in form teenager Benny Forbes, who with his penchant for super strong finishes recently wrapped up the premier SEQ series, winning at tracks including Adare. This time however, Lefmann came with all guns loaded, pulling out a 40-second lead on the first lap while Forbes and heavy hitters Michael Illing and Glenn Stewart fought over second. Lefmann backed up his stonking 19.16 minutes first lap with four more consistent rotations to win by an incredible four minutes. Behind, Illing broke away on lap two to stake his claim for a runner up spot which would eventually be his, while Glenn Stewart survived a last lap attack from Benny Forbes to take third, with Forbes and Jeff Rubach rounding out the five.

A similar tale of challenge took place in the Elite Women’s category as multiple state champ and World Cup competitor Jodie Willett faced SEQ series winner Kylie Maduna, whose great riding ability has been complemented of late by greater and greater fitness. But Willett turned the screws hard from the outset, destroying the competition in a clinical display in which she turned out four, near identical 23-minute laps, with an incredible variance of just 12 seconds between fastest and slowest.

Maduna had to contend with tough competitor Anna Beck, who muscled into second on lap one before fading back to third, finishing the race four minutes behind Maduna.

What looked like an unlikely event just ten days beforehand turned out to be a great example of teamwork as a host of interested parties within the sport and industry cooperated to produce an excellent state title.

Slated to run at the new Mt.Joyce facility, the event was cancelled by its original promoter less than two weeks before race day, but disappointed riders approached Adare track owner John Pinnell and The Riders Club, who took up the challenge of a major event with a very short lead time.

“Bringing the state title to the Lockyer Valley just ten days out was a huge call,” said Event Coordinator John Pinnell, “but we have an amazing crew of people who are excited by big challenges, and this one came off a treat.

“Thanks so much to my club TRC and all our volunteer helpers, to all the bike shops who threw prizes at us at a moment’s notice, to Gatton Power Sports, Gatton Soccer Club Catering and Lockyer Valley Regional Council Events, it was a great example of what can be done quickly when a bunch of people get excited by an idea.”

2012 Qld XCO Championships…thanks from JP

Thanks –

…so much to my clubmates at TRC; Andy Ling behind the scenes, Qld champ Ange Skirving and Denis Cullen for all their work Friday and on the day, Jodie Willett and Jay Taylor among others for pushing me on Wednesday the 19th to host the race in the first place, Johnny Russell for running the starts and prezzos and being a dynamo all day like he does, my son Nicko and Nathan Cowell for working with me to get 90% of the track prep done between us, Chris Cowell and Karen Pinnell for running rego and prizegiving. To all our volunteer helpers, Mary Bognar, Jeff Logan, Lesley Lund, Lewis Logan, Mitch Pinnell, Loretta Reiken and Max Logan, as well as Dawn and Donna who had better things to do, but asked to be put on the bench anyway. Thanks to Haydon and Fleur for hanging around to help set up and pull down, and providing impeccable timing.

To all the amazing industry partners, the bike shops who threw prizes at us at a moment’s notice, like For The Riders, Ashgrove Cycles, Bicycle Riders Morningside, Ipswich Bike Hub, Ipswich Cycles, I-Ride Bikes, and to Podium Lubes, Ben from East Coast Lubes/Mobil, Ada Street Supplements.
Thanks also to Gatton Power Sports for the ATVs, Gatton Soccer Club Catering and Lockyer Valley Regional Council Events.

It was a great example of what can be done quickly when a bunch of people get excited by an idea. And we can all say we helped make a cool event happen.

P.S. – Usual deal: If I missed anyone I owe them a beer.