A small field of riders turned up at Colyton for the Smooth and Wrinkly. Not sure whether the Under 35 riders were daunted by the fact that thye would have to ride with someone with wrinkles or whether they had more important things on their agendas for the day. Or perhaps they were overtired after a late night out the previous night at the Awards dinner.
Samara and Wayne Fenn were first off. Finish time 1 hour 17 mins 15 sec.
Unfortunately due to lack of under 35 riders we had to send to wrinklies off together. Katherine Stannard and visitor Tim Tyler finished with a net time of 1 hour 16 mins and 13 secs
They were followed by Thomas Stannard and Peter O’Sullivan. Their net finish time was 1 hour 13 mins and 48 secs
The van Lienen father and son team of John and Jake finished the 34km Valley Rd course in a net time of 1 hour 12mins and 54 secs
Glen Kirk and Paddy Daly were teamed up on the day and had a good result of 57 mins but the ride of the day went to the other father and son team of Steve and Robert Stannard that finished in a time of 54 mins 11 secs
Thanks to the helpers on the day (more helpers than riders nearly ) Chris Sanson for being race manager along with Luuk van Wagtendonk and Steph Dench from Sport Manawatu. The ladies on registration and finish timing /recording Jessica Hamilton and Karen Fenn and a special thanks to Toshi for marshalling at Ashhurst and making sure everyone turned at the right corner.