Registration closes on: Thursday, 4 July 2013 at 11:59 PM – (GMT+10:00) Brisbane
Come and race on the 2012 QLD State Championships XCO track and get a taste of Adare’s rock gardens, tricky descents, steep fire road pinches and plenty of the fast flowing singletrack for which Adare is famous.
The track will be open this Sunday, 30th June from 10am – 2pm for pre-running by MTBA licence holders who contact JP on 0424 057 578. It will also be open from 2pm on Saturday 6th July.
Round #3 of the Maxxis Bicycle Tyres Australia Super Series saw a very fast and deceptively difficult track at Murrenbong Scout Camp. A stacked field and 20km/h+ averages early on meant suffering from the go, though the Rocky Mountain Vertex bikes ate up the miles.
The TAYLOR CYCLES Team was well placed in the 30-39 year age group, with a small battle going between riders for the minor placing’s. Eventually when the dust settled Craig Northway was 2nd, Patrick Campbell snuck through for 3rd and Craig Core fought right to the end for 4th. Kevin Jones passed all the youngsters in the team in the last few laps and easily won his age category 50+. Scott Mullin had a solid race finishing 3rd in the 40-49 age group.
Thanks to Bianca Mullin again for her work in the pits and all our sponsors WSP in Asia Pacific, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Maxxis Bicycle Tyres Australia, Ride Mechanic, Monzta Products and Shotz.
Another great Sunday of racing for the Taylor Cycles MTB race team, with all riders putting in solid efforts at the 3rd round of the Yakima Racks Sunshine XCO Series held at Mt Cotton. New team rider Justin Thompson sprinted up the hill finish to claim 3rd in the Masters Men race and Declan Wharton and Kevin Jones Snr placed 1st and 2nd in Open Men respectively.
A big thank you to all our sponsors once again Rocky Mountain Bicycles, WSP in Asia Pacific, Maxxis Bicycle Tyres Australia, Monzta Products, Ride Mechanic and Shotz Sports Nutrition.
Thank you to BSMC – Brisbane South MTB Club for such a great track. Can’t wait for Round 4 at Adare Homestead hosted by TRC on the 7th of July.
Race report from the second round of the 2013 SEQ XCO by Craig Northway, TRC Member and Taylor Cycles Rocky Mountain QLD Team rider.
The Taylor Cycles Race Team was out again in force this weekend at Round 2 of the Yakima SEQ XCO series. Today saw the race being held at the Mt Crosby track, which is renowned for its pinch climbs, including one that has been concreted. This year saw some more single track added to the course which was a hit with everyone.
The first to race where the Veteran Men Pat Campbell and Scott Mullin representing the team. Pat pulled off an insane effort to chase down the lead group after snapping a chain on the start line and claiming 2nd place. Scott was not far behind in 4th place.
Kevin Jones Snr was next in Open Men racing against some young tackers half his age. Kev kept pace with the young guns and came in 4th (he still had time to style it up on the jumps!).
The Elite Men where last to race and the Taylor Cycles team was represented by Jay Taylor, Craig Northway and Declan Wharton (stepping up from Open Men). The pace was ridiculously fast in the Elite Men, with a 7minute time gap between 1st and 2nd and 12minutes between 1st and 3rd. Jay rode strong, particularly after deciding to inspect a couple of trees with his shoulder and bar and ride almost a lap with no water to come away with a solid 7th. Craig Northway did well to back up from his 4hour race last weekend to get 12th.
Thank you to Yakima and Queensland MTB for the racing and Kenmore Cycle Club for the challenging and superb track. The Taylor Cycles Race Team couldn’t have done it without our sponsors WSP in Asia Pacific, Maxxis Bicycle Tyres Australia, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Ride Mechanic, Monzta Products and Shotz Sports Nutrition.
Race report from the first round of the 2013 SEQ XCO by Pat Campbell, TRC Member and Taylor Cycles Rocky Mountain QLD Team rider.
It was a demanding track to kick of the 2013 SEQ series. Both physically and mentally you had to be on the money, with technical demanding climbs and challenging descents (1km rock garden climb after a rugged rocky descent). The course challenged all riders.
The Taylor Cycles race team put in a good showing with myself,Kevin Jones Snr, Scott Mullin, Craig Core and young Declan Wharton racing and Baz Peacock on media and support.
Myself and Scott Mullin where the first to head out on the course, I got a pretty good line through the uphill sprint at the start and found myself in 4th position, which I managed to finish up with at the finish line. Scotty rode strong, though finishing further down the field.
The Elite Men where up next and Craig Core was booked in to smash out 4 laps of this tough track, unfortunately the track andthe cracking pace being set by the field got the better of Craig on the day.
The change in racing format for this year saw Kevin Jones Snr and Declan racing in the Open Mens category, the two of them fought it out for 2nd and 3rd placing, with Kevin Jones Snr finally tacking second place for the sprint for the the line and Declan taking third.
In summary a great day of racing and great to see such solid fields to kick off the XCO series this year.