I know from last year that this internal (FRA) team race somehow made it up on this site, so i thought I'd post this years here also.
For those that dont know, FRA is a group of approx 80 riders (about 50-60 active). this race started 4 years ago when one guy challenged another, after some post ride coffee banter. it started with 2 riders grew to 10 and due to unusual circumstances only 3 riders raced this year (including last years winner who got second). despite the low numbers it was a tough race and those that have seen the video already seem to enjoy it, so check it out if you want.
Only three riders this year?? That means you could walk your bike up the hill and still come in third! I'm in!
Martin they still had to ride a qualifying time beforehand and it's a small maths point but should you have qualified and entered then walked that would have been 4th. :o)
Id be happy with 4th :)
Great event, how do you find out when events like this are on?
The FRA (Flat Riders Association) hold this every year around the Queen's Birthday. Currently the choice is to hold it on the Public Holiday Monday. It is only open to FRA riders that qualify. This year the field was decimated through illness, interstate commitments, pending childbirths, recent childbirths and Springer Spaniel attacks.
Just had a real quick look at the web page. How do you qualify?
I'm probably not the best person to talk about qualification for the actual race as I get overtaken by bushwalkers on the approach to the hairpins and they can be quite hurtful with some of their comments. So I just like to be involved at the top of the hill. Hopefully someone else will respond altho part of the qualification as mentioned earlier is that you have to be an FRA recognised rider.
Nice one. Any Strava KOM's hurt in the making of this filum?
I did wonder why all the FRA guys were standing at finish and not racing.
I believe Boss beat his best by 50 seconds not sure about Dom or Sugar. As a matter of interest a little more background. Sugar is the only rider to have competed in every race so far. I don't think he would be happy with his performance this year and you can guarantee he will be back next year for another turn on the screw. It will be one hell of a winner's speech when he finally cracks it and he will.
out of curiosity - did they use compacts or standard cranks & 11-25 or 11-28 cassettes
I think they were on Standard 11-25's would be interesting if they respond and verify. I do know it was won on a BMC with Campag 11 speed Record (I think) and powered by BOSS.
Jesus Mate , the final 200m you smashed em !