Spotted a baum this morning. My first one i have seen in the flesh so to speak. Have to say the brand made more of an impact than the actual bike.
Three points why you should not go bashing XC racers.
1. They are riding xc whippets which are twitchy and sketchy yet they still dispatch technical descents and technical ascents faster, smoother and better than yourself.
2. They can corner faster than you do even though they are on 2.0 larsens and you are on 2.5 minions DHF’s. They are not letting big chunky tyres cover their lack of bike handling skills.
3. They can ride at paces you think insane for longer than you can ever keep up to see.
Kayak Bridge at 70km ? Riders Only!
Once again the Dirt Works 100km Classic will feature this unique challenge. Every rider that rides the bridge without stopping will receive an exclusive silicon wrist band boasting that they rode the bridge! Riders will be awarded with their flashy armband at the end of the crossing.
Please note: This year only riders will be allowed to access the bridge. If you do not intend riding across the bridge, please follow the directions of the marshals to the river wading area. You will have to pickup your steed (we suggest above your head) and wade across the river to the other side.
For those of you that are doing 100k’s you now have a little less choice.