|Some of the damage|
I missed the track line on the second bend and Buzz who was 40 metres in front of me was gone in a flash. A quick review of strava afterwards showed that although my descent was top 20 out of 500 riders, but Buzz was in a class of his own, taking the Strava KOM. We then had the climb out up the Cascades trail and moved across to the Terry hills side of Mona Vale Road. There are some great flowing single trail
sections here and we pushed through posting good times. We then headed over the other side of Forest Way to the technical rocky Bunnings track, known for breaking the odd collarbone or two. I took it pretty easy, choosing to bike hike the real techie bits. There was a small rock ledge about 400mm high and I launched off it. I landed pretty evenly, however there was a major cracking sound coming from the bike as the rear wheel collapsed. I had broken 3 spokes as well as suffering a rear wheel puncture. Major carnage!!
|Stuck doing trail repairs in the middle of nowhere!!|
We hung the bike on the nearest tree and started to patch it all together.
We limped back back to Manly. Another god day, but an expensive one!!