It feels like we're only just back from Brisbane, and already we're gearing up for Nationals here in Adelaide!
After 26hours in the van, the team bikes and myself turned up to meet the rest of the team at Baden Powell Park in Samford, just outside Brisbane's North West suburbs, for Rounds 2 and 3 of the National CX Series. We came into these rounds off the back of some good racing here in Adelaide at the State Championships two weeks before, with Seal taking our her State Championship race and a shoe-in to back it up in Brisbane twice, as the only entrant in WMAS1! These two wins rocketed her to the top of the leaderboard for the series and the leader's jersey, with a comfortable lead over second place coming into Round 3 here in a couple of weeks.
I managed to be the second headline of the weekend, lining up against some locals in Expert and going out a little too hard on the first lap of Saturday's race to lose two places and eventually regain one thanks to a mechanical and finish second, and then race a little smarter on Sunday to take out the win - netting me a bagful of series points and the series leader's jersey.
Just like last year's journey to Bright for our first interstate CX trip, two very different and equally challenging courses up in the hot Brisbane sun have left us eager to return next year and cemented QLD as yet another great place to race cyclocross!
Join us at Zombie Park (Sir Donald Bradman Drv, just off West Tce) in Adelaide on August 5 and 6 for the National Championships and Round 4 of the National Series!