Whilst our mtb captain, Gary recovers here's something to hold your interest until he pulls his finger out and shares.
Gary will soon be taking over from Felix Baumgartner as the official face of Red Bull.
Saul has been proudly (not sure where that came from) flying Velocake colours in the burdgeoning North Yorkshire coast youth mountain bike racing scene (it's sick out here for under-8s) for a couple of years and has finally worked out that going fast for the entire length of a race can be fun.
After a single podium last month, this morning, amongst the buzzing 2-strokes at Low North Camp, he got the hang of it and scored three podiums in three races - a 3rd, a 2nd and then another 3rd, just getting pipped at the line. Conditions were moderately slimey, making a few of the dads pretty smug about not being at Mayhem and generating much cursing from Islabike riders with from-the-box semi-slicks.
His 2nd was in the big money race - earning a Maccy Ds "Value Meal" and making his mum groan at the prospect of having to find an opportunity to cash it in. They know all about athlete nutrition in Yorkshire. It runs out that two certificates, a burger voucher and an actual real shiney medal are exactly what an 8 year old needs to have a brilliant day.
* There's no under-4s class so Ezra's keeping his powder dry for now ;-)
|Firstly, Dangerous Dan, Enormously tall, 29er curious, has a singlespeed addiction & is a closet Star Wars figure collector|
|Andy, bike maintenance shy, new dad, ultra competitive beer & kebab monster. Don't ever let him change your tube!|
|Puppy Paul, wheels off the ground, tree lover, tea devourer & breaker of bikes|
|And finally Me, cake eater, blogger, mostly desperately holding in my stomach & nervous first time racer|