For those of you who missed out on Taupo this year, I have got to say, you missed a really good one. Fantastic weather, a beautiful sunny day, slight wind from the north east [felt a bit stronger than that when I was riding – Ed.] and some fantastic times. We had club members doing their first challenge, others doing 2 laps and a couple of Pamly riders having a crack at the 8 lap enduro.
To top it all off, we were able to share the Massey University marquee after the event. So from about 11 am til 4 pm a continuous…
barbeque fed the incoming riders and complementary electrolyte drinks and water were also available. Come 5 pm more formal catering turned up just in time for the later arrivals. A stack of spot prizes were drawn on the hour, every hour until 5 pm and many walked away with something to remember the day. This is the first time Massey have attended the Challenge in any coordinated way and the mix of staff and cyclists from Palmerston North helped to make the whole thing a vibrant well run continuous function.
Rumour has it the same will be offered next year so watch this space. What a perfect spot is was right in front of the prize giving stage.
If you want to give some feed back feel free to jump on to the Bike Manawatu forum and have your say.
See you in Taupo next year.