Sunday, February 15, 2009

Amokura and Coaching

Grant, Kate and I met at the Boss's and headed off to Amokura with the intention of going right through to Waiotahe. Grant had a date so we decided to head to the ford at the start of the big climb and return. It was a good decision as it meant the rest of Sunday wasn't zonked out like it usually is.

The climb was tricky as there were a lot of washouts and plenty of gorse, blackberry and bush lawyer.

It soon became clear that Grant had developed some great skills on his mtb course. The photo shows him comfortably handling the tank trap - he was the only one to do so.

Grant coached us all the way home and what I remember is ankles down, elbows out and hold on loosely. Kate had a bit of a nasty fall landing on her knee but got to her feet and soldiered on.

It was a great ride with a cooling swim at the Boss' on return as you can see in the photos.

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