Cape To Cape.....
Well, what a brilliant event this year's C2C was....I only did the last 2 days so have nothing but admiration for all those riders that completed the 4 back to back days. Such magnificent country, awesome margs s/track and friendly vibes allround.
Still, I'm gonna say what everyone was probably thinking on Day 3...that is.... Why didn't the organisers stagger the start into groups(given there was sooo many riders) instead of a mass start. The number of bottlenecks in and around margs township and throughout the whole of(what should have been sweet flowing singletrack). 90% of riders were reduced to endless stopping/starting through 90% of the carters road area and the Pines. It was so disappointing not only for myself but all the other hundreds of punters who were expecting to give the trails there a decent crack.
Hopefully, it was simply an oversight by the organisers and next year we'll see this premium riding area enjoyed to its full potential by all. Apart from that, the event was, in my opinion, flawlessly run by the event staff....well done and thanks
Sitting in amongst the back end of the masses, it was really humbling to see everyone gutsing it out, knowing full well that there's no prize money or trophy waiting for them at the end,just the satisfaction of having pushed themselves through their own private pain barrier and inner demons to reach that finish line. Well done to all of you....you know who you are!!