Summer Series Round 4 Hurunui Bluffs Rd March 2018

Summer Series Round 4, Hurunui Bluffs 11 March 18

Twenty keen looking riders gathered at the Hurunui Bluffs a few kilometers downstream from the Hurunui Hotel. This was a cracker spot on a calm sunny day, with plentiful shade available on the sections. Proceedings commenced by popular demand with a bike set- up session run by Glenn Smith, who provided useful tips regarding bar and lever positions, desirable fittings, control adjustments and Tyre pressures.

Glenn and Derek then continued to support riders with tips on how to negotiate trickier spots, boosting both rider confidence and forward progress in general. Sections were varied and interesting, combining pine needles, gravel, creek beds, mud, logs, rock and roots, with a couple of climbs thrown in to keep things interesting, and enjoyable rides between. The yellow climb on Section 4 provided the Clubman riders with some quality entertainment, and the root- strewn climb on section 10 looked like a real challenge for higher grades. One rider had a refreshing moment in the creek on section 7 and I can vouch for the softness of the pine needles on Section 2.

Well done to the low scorers, of note was Kade’s smooth and controlled looking ride in Clubman A. A well- run and memorable day, thanks to Josh, Glenn and Derek.

The club thanks John Phillips for the above article.

Please click on the following link to see some great photos taken by Lynette Barnett: Flickr

Expert
Name                               Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Time Other Total
Glenn Smith                 20       11       12                                   43
Josh Stone                    20        15       10                                  45
Shane Brons                29        16       18                                   63
Derek Scott                 23         19       25                                  67

Intermediate
Name                               Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Time Other Total
Alan Honeybone       8           7         8                                      23
John Regan                  14         5         5                                      24
Ross Bristol                  12        5         13                                   30
Tui Scott                         24         21     10                                   55
Tim Bassett                  20        19       16                                  55

Clubman A
Name                               Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Time Other Total
Rob McKay                   6          3          15                                   24
Kade DeVries              13       8           6                                     27
Ashley Duncan           13      15         7                                     35
Peter Barnett              20      12        12                                   44
Dave Chambers         20       13       14                                   47
Nigel Bunny                 15        20       16                                  51
Steve Fisher                 19        19       14                                  52
John Philips                   25        24      10                                  59
Ryan Taylor                    36       19       19                                  74