After mountain biking my next favourite thing to do is ride motocross.
I decided this weekend (the wettest weekend of the year/ century) was a great time to do my first motocross race in ages.
Well a jet ski may have been the better choice, i think today was up there with in top 3 of the muddiest i have ever been.
However, i was determined not to let the weather stop me having a good time. It was a ‘moto-duro’ race, which consists of 2x 1 hour races on a motocross/ enduro type track.
I got off to a good start and moved into the lead on the second lap. It was more like the battle of the Somme than a motocross race. I got roosted so bad when i caught up to some of the slower expert riders! It was mega heavy clay/ mud and my helmet weighed a tonne with all the crap on it.
So i lead for about 45 minutes then had a little slip off at walking pace on one of the ‘ice rink’ turns and that was that. I picked up my bike and spent the next 20 minutes kicking it trying to get it started again.
Cue a lot of swearing under my helmet and a hernia inducing push back to the van.
So i have decided, i am now a fair weather motocross racer….