Hi everyone! Just back from a super fun (and super cold) Saturday at the Muckmedden Falkirk Funduro. The race, as with all Muckmedden events, was very relaxed and a great opportunity to explore trails that I would not normally venture to.
Hanging out at the Kona stand it was great to chat to a lot of local kids that I used to coach, and see how they are developing and becoming confident as riders.
The race itself was much more physical that I was initially anticipating, with all stages being super flat, with small downhills and big climbs just as you were about to hit the wall. With stage one being the most pedally, I unfortunately hit my wall mid-stage 2 and, losing concentration, fell off at the bottom of a small descent with a climb ahead. Luckily a marshall came to the rescue to untangle me from tape and bike! Whilst adrenaline helped me to the end of the stage, pain soon set in.
My favourite stage of the day was 4, and even with another silly crash into a tree I still finished the stage with a smile! Whilst my overall result was not what I intended on, I was super pleased for Thomas who won the race and was fastest of the day!
The guys at Bespoke have done a great job building the trails - I am looking forward to returning for a XC ride.
Unfortunately that's all the Muckmedden events finished for 2015, but looking forward to their 2016 event!