Following up from this post: http://www.dametruth.com/blog/2010/08/summer-riding-is-gonna-be-gooood/#comments
Anyone have any rides they want to do?
Either on a Thursday Night or a weekend?
We arrived in Auckland at 4am this morning. Had a few minutes sleep and woke up around 8 am. We were feeling pretty shit to be honest!
Todays official events started with the Meet & greet and then a quick, shortened Tank farm ride. We then headed to Parnell Rise for some good quality sprint races up the hill. Looked like everyone had some fun. Ivan from Steadyrollin/Red Bull hooked up some Red Bulls, thanks Ivan!
Frank, James and Ivy organised the races. Lester Perry from QuietChaos/Pavement Panthers came out on top for this event, winning easily, and in style. Crusing over the line, uphill with no hands on bars. Her picked himself up a G-Shock watch, $200 Qubic voucher and a DVS prize pack. Nice.
Following the racing, we headed back to Qubic for some drinks, socialising and some Sausages.
Afterwards we went out for another ride, ending up bombing dominion road a couple of times. We had 1 casualty on the way down. Riding on we then had another crash when Armand wiped out and broke his helmet in a few places. Lucky he was wearing one otherwise he’d be in hospital right now. We decided to cool things off and headed to Sals doe some Pizza slices. Best pizza I’ve ever tasted, for sure.
All in all, a good first day. Some good results from the DameTruth crew. Tomorrow is the Criterium, 10km around UniTec. Then the Main event – Skull Bike Club/T-Whites bikes Booze cruise at 6pm. It’s gonna be amazing. If you can get there make sure you do.
Photos to come.
Booze cruise pics – finally!
After going from 200+ out-of-focus and too dark photos, we’re down to 34 ok ish looking shots.
Good times had by all.
Double posted the pics, we’ll get that fixed up right soon.
I can’t help but feel slightly responsible for his rookie accident. Damn…that traffic Island was invisible last night! I swear it this could have happen to anyone (?!) . Bombing the hills of Welly in winter is no joke.
Stats of the evening: Up Mt Victoria lookout – down Alexander road. Fred. 50t X 16, 2nd ride ever, 1st crash, 1 cracked Helmet, 1 broken arm. Bike -OK
Heal quick and see you on your bike soon!
Bear with me this is my first post so ill see how it goes..
awsome night last night. got to meet some of the dametruth and many other new people like me!
bloody good fun and a little dodgy at times in the wet…
still finding my way round wellington so im not too sure where we went haha all i know is that the decent was siiick..
anyway ill let the picture do the talking (pictures are not to good as the weather was a lil ave)