It has taken me a few days to be able to sit down and put some thoughts down about my first weekend of racing for the year, I have been so busy! So here goes!
I flew up to Sydney last Friday to take part in the National Hand Cycles Series for 2013. Now a lot of people will say…”but you don’t ride a hand cycle!” No I don’t, but they have added Trikes to the program this year which is brilliant. Maybe next year they can call it the National 3 Wheeled Cycle Series!
I was talked into taking part in the NSW Handcycle and Trike Track Championships and having never ridden on a track was a bit nervous about doing this. However after seeing the track and having a warmup around it I was hooked, I absolutely loved it! The track was fairly flat and 400 metres around. Not like the ones you see at the Olympics where the track is 250m and banked so that it looks like a wall at the ends. I had 3 races to do, a 200m flying sprint, a 400m sprint and a 2km pursuit. It was fabulous racing around that track and now I am in the hunt for one here in Melbourne that is similar because doing some of my sprint training on it would be fantastic! I ended up as the NSW State Trike Track champion kind of by default as my competitor wasn’t able to make it. But it didn’t matter because I had so much fun.