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SXC Racing – The Season Finale

The last race in the Single Track Mind series at the great and exciting trails of Kinross near Orange, proved to be a great way to close out the race calendar for the SXC Racing Team for 2013.

Leaving a wet and cold Sydney, to sunshine and dusty trails of the Central West was an easy sell, and we had our Masters team primed to close out the series with another win, and our Mixed team going for bragging rights as they had already secured the series win from their consistency in the previous 4 races.

Single Track Mind - Awaba - SXC Racing Teamwork

Perfect conditions and a fast track, greeted two SXC Racing Teams on the weekend. With the MTB season ramping backup, the Masters team have thought the STM series is a good way to sharpen their skills in readiness for some of the bigger races. Whilst Gary Harwood and Martine Robin in the Mixed Pairs are currently series leaders and wanted to add to their impressive results of the season.

2013 Kowalski Classic Full Marathon (Wayne)

Well what can I say - great event, well organised and great course !

For those that love singletrack then this is the race for you. It was hard to imagine a course that can push you to your limits and put a smile on your face at the same time.

I didn't have this race on my calendar at first, but when a spare ticket came up, and we had a crew from SXC Racing already going I thought what the hell, how can I miss this. I am glad I didn't miss this one.

Jet Black 12 Hour - SXC Racing has arrived !

Well after a lot of time in the planning, the Jetblack 12 hr at Dargle farm represented the first real team hitout for the SXC Racing Team.

After are few last minute injuries and a bit of team juggling, we managed to enter 3 teams for the event – Masters Men, Open Men and Mixed Open Teams.

The weather for the day was spectacular, and after a pre course recee ride the course was also in perfect condition.

JetBlack 12hr Dave O'Connell

2013 - The 2nd Half ......

After a great start to 2013 and a couple of months R&R its time to get excited about the next phase of racing.

Some old favourites , and some new events are on the calendar for the second half of 2013 and I am looking forward to getting amongst it.

Firstly the 3 Ring Circus, its an oldy but a goody. What better way to ease your way back into the season then with 54km of sweet Wingello singletrack. I will also be hitting the night performance this year, as well as the Sunday main event. Will be bringing the kids along too for some fun on the Saturday as well.

2013 The Convict 100 (Wayne)

Mentally Challenged !

Unlike all the races leading up to the Convict, I was feeling mentally and physically drained from the last 5 mths of training and racing. So I knew this weekend was going to be hard, but given it is my 'local' event and the last event of this years first half of racing I knew it had to be done. On top of this, our training group had a couple of recent hit outs around the course and even though mentally I wasn't quite there I was still riding physically strong.

2013 XCM National Champs (Wayne)

Well this journey starts way back in December last year. After some disciplined training and racing in 2012 I wanted to take this a step further. To do this I had a chat to Ant Shippard, outlined what I wanted to achieve, and asked if he was willing to help me get there. My goals were quite ambitious, but Ant agreed to help and said that he would do what he could to put me into a position to achieve these goals, but all the hard work depended on me.

For those interested, these goals were: