Today's race went off with a bang, then a fizz, then a very long run.
In the first 200mt of the race my front tire burped out all the air and was completely flat. I had my backup bike in the pits so I ditched my bike and sprinted off towards the pits without it, then nice people reminded I had to carry it, so I ran back and, collected it, then ran with my bike around the whole circuit. It was a long run. The race leaders lapped me, twice. I had time to run through all my best Sean Connery jokes to @ogaram 's gopro strapped to my bike.
Finally I made it to the pits, swapped for the working bike and started racing again.
In the end, I rode 3 laps out of 5, and was still ahead of 2 people somehow, so I'm calling that a win
Thanks @jetnikoff_racing for the 📷
A beautiful sunny day out in Lysterfield for the Golden Goat race. 3 hours, 12km laps, along Aneurysm and the Commonwealth games tracks. Heaps of climbing, heaps of lush downhill berms and doubles 👌👌
Saw some familiar faces @ogaram Lewis and Al.
Tessa smashed 2nd place in the women's and nearly lapped me 😂
A kangaroo jumped out in front of me, and I saw the exact same bike as mine. #biketwins#biketwinsies#teammymountain#santacruzbikes#santacruzbikesau
13 708:20 AM May 21, 2017
When you put in everything you have, then some, leading out the first lap and a half, pushing harder than ever for the sprint finish to make 4th place of 30something. Totally wrecked at the end. Petty stoked with the race, didn't have an asthma attack, breathing was great, and hearing all my friends cheering and heckling was just the best 👌👌 love you all 😄
#ddcx#dirtydeedscx#ogaramcx#teammymountain thanks to @dirtydeedscx for the awesome race as always, and to @ogaram for the 📸
5 826:55 AM May 13, 2017
Flipping sweet, the Dirty Deeds Prologue was so much fun! Two very fast laps at sprint pace. The first race I was in the lead for the first lap, then was overtaken on the second lap to come 4th place out of 30 starters. Pretty stoked! Thanks everyone for the cheering and heckles, I heart you all 😃😃😃
This video is from the second race where the riders were reverse seeded/handicapped, so there are a lot more people to see
Many thanks to Mark O'Gara @ogaram for the video, and congrats to Luke Maher @shneeki for talking 3rd place :) thanks to Nik Cee and everyone at DDCX for the awesome event!
Everyone had a blast at the Dirty Deeds CX “Prolog” races, last night. Rob @mosskoman had one of my cameras on his bike, for his second race. Everyone was started in reverse order, so he was second last starter. #lemansstart#ogaramcx#ogaramclassic
The full length race video is on Facebook, link in bio. First pics are uploading to Facebook, too. All my pics will be on my Facebook page, in the next 24 hours. 🚴🏿🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻 Thanks to @dirtydeedscx, @brunswickcc, the sponsors, and volunteers, for running a great event. #ddcx#dirtydeedscx Thanks for looking. Reposts welcome, please credit @ogaram. 100% cycling content always 🚴🏻.
My Mountain’s winter service specials are back by popular demand! From March 23rd through to April 14th come in and book a Full Monty with a fork and shock service and receive the whole shebang for $500.00! saving you $100.00! Here is the list of work we perform:
Complete bike strip down and deep clean
Inspect and cycle rear suspension and report on bearing condition
Front suspension lower leg service including new seals and oil
Rear shock service including all required seals
All new shift cable inner and outers supplied and fitted
All drivetrain components deep cleaned, lubricated, and re-fitted
Hub bearings stripped down, inspected, and reported then refitted
Headset bearings removed, cleaned, reported and refitted
Tyres inspected for wear and pressure check
Full reassemble in safety inspection
Performing a service like this prior to a winter of riding ensures your bike will be working at its optimum and protect those expensive components from the winter elements. What else? More time on the bike! We all like that!
Contact the store on 9388 8678 to book your spot now!
What happens when your courier decide it's to hard to deliver bikes on a Friday Arvo? You fire up the ute and do a flying round trip to Altona to make 100% sure your local customer has his new bike to ride with the family!! This is Chris' sixth bike he has purchased from #mmhq he's a lifer! #trekofthenorth#teammymountain
I spent the most part of my career measuring bodies, tinkering with geometry, selecting components and of course the hardest decision of all colour selection. Bikes blew out weeks and into months as a result of indecision on colour. @champagne__charlie left his Paconi, one of the last few to roll out Wiggo's door, at my place and I took the opportunity to give it the #teammymountain love. One of my favourite #melburnmade bikes. Now she's been through the worksbop, stripped and cleaned ready to go back to its owner. #roadbike#melbourne#handmade#custom
Our mate Kat was unfortunately the victim of bike theft a few weeks ago and her beloved Silque was taken from her. Thanks to some nice insurance company people Kat now has a shiny new Silque S6 to call her own. We love a positive end to a sad story! #trekofthenorth#teammymountain
Holy Moly! Dan's new #slash9.9 is off the charts! Buckle up, here is the list of upgrades and changes we've made:
- swapped out the line dropper for a Reverb
- custom build Hope Pro 4 hubs onto DT Swiss EX471 rims
- Rental Fatbar's trimmed down to 780mm
- Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR rubber in the double down casing
- swapped out the Fox Talas air shaft in the 36's to a Float