Sunday's Madison in Almonte featured a challenging course with many difficult turns. While the typical wooded sections were left out, the course was far from easy. The classic off camber hairpin on the 'big hill' was perhaps harder than other year's I've ridden it, or perhaps I was simply lacking poise. Off the start I led the pack into it and promptly slid out…
Will and Thom were out with the pop up tent and hot coffee for all. If you missed out, make sure you find them next time. Will snapped a slew of great photos, while Jamie christened his new Truffle Pig team bike. It was also a first time out for our new Steelwool jerseys. Our official Steelwool CX team consists of Anna, Jamie, Rob and myself, so all but Rob (who was out of town for the weekend) were flying our blue steel kit. Fingers crossed that our skinsuits will show up soon, for full race effect…and warmth.
About to slide out...
Radical Iain Radford!
Anna and Andy
Jim and Rodd
Kim, first CX race evaaar!
Katy's first race evaaaar too!
Jamie's Truffle Pig...hot!
Matt's TP, long!
Improved mud clearnace over the prototypes, excellent!
Clement PDX tubulars mounted to carbon rims; light, responsive, and grippy.
Kent's outstanding handmade out for its first ride.