XC National Champs 2014
Big congrats to MAD member Gene Ryan – 3rd placed Masters at the XC National…
Interest and numbers on the monthly MAD MTB social spins have been building over the
past couple of years. Normally these spins also serve as an introduction to the club for
potential new members, however, the May spin was different – our plan was for a
members-only Mega social spin. Our venue was the GAP, with pedal up day passes and a
burger-fuelled lunch laid on.
35 MAD MTB members turned out for the day. We got lucky with the weather, a balmy 18
degrees and light winds made it perfect conditions for repeated pedal-ups.
With the obligatory group photo out of the way, it was up the hill for our MAD mega train –
35 riders bombing down Tickety Boo, one after the other in quick succession, which was
without question the biggest continuous train of riders on a trail at the GAP (*may not
actually be true)! Carnage and craic ensued!
After the mega train run, more sociable size groups developed and everyone got in a
maximum number of runs before heading to the GAP Kitchen for lunch. A handful of riders
were even able to muster up the energy post lunch for a few more trails!
Certainly a great day out, and one with the potential of developing into an annual event.