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Michaelis Challenge

[image] 26 February 2016


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The Michaelis Challenge was very appropriately named on Saturday, we definitely had some challenges!

The rain on Friday night turned the gravel road leading to the event into a beautiful play park for all the 4x4 enthusiasts but for the competitors and workers driving in our little conquests etc. it was most definitely a very challenging drive, with most of us having to rely on a tractor to help us through. But as you know athletes are really special people and all of them arrived with a smile on their faces. Those competitors that decided not to brave the weather conditions really missed out. The single track was really muddy and you should have seen what the riders looked like when they returned! But when asked how was the ride, "It was awesome, challenging but oh so rewarding!" Our competitors enthused about the quality of the route and we only received compliments. Our 75km MTB was won by a young rider from Namibia Sebastian Janke, he vote d the route one of the best he has ridden. On the 40km MTB we also had a rider that landed the previous evening from Germany, and still came out to enjoy the day with us. We are very thankful for all ROAG's assistance with the entries, we had 246 entries a lot less than last year but the weather definitely played a part there.

1 comment(s)

Ian Mulcahy
Thoroughly enjoyed the day - can't wait for next year !