So, back in the winter we heard the disappointing news that there would be no Hot August Nights 24hr race this year. Our premier event of the season was cancelled! Making lemonade from lemons is our specialty though and we decided to enter a team in the 24hrs of Summer Solstice. Great decision!
The weekend was a great success. Although our numbers were down (missing key riders like Stitt, Marty, Muller, Ian and Adam “the turn coat” Herring) and we weren’t able to secure a site with power or water, we all had a great time. The course was VERY fast (but longer at 18km) and VERY dusty making the night laps a lot like driving in thick fog.
The icing on the cake was that we had perfect weather. We dodged the extreme heat of earlier in the week and it didn’t even threaten rain until we were packing up to leave. The only rain we had was chocolate ;)
Next year we’ll be sure to be quick enough to get a powered site so that we can have those Xmas lights we keep yearning for!Let’s make it a new ritual fellas!