Fort Bill

Web Monkey Fort William Downhill, Gear, orange Pushbikes

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Busy, busy this end. If it’s not been mending trucks or porting heads its been racing pushbikes. I’ve been pulling my hair out not being allowed to race, but Michael Bonney from Orange pushbikes asked if I’d fancy a go at the Fort William 6hr downhill endurance? Well I did it a couple of years ago, it was proper tough but hard core. I soon forgot how much it hurt, and wasn’t long putting my name down.

 


Michael got me an entry and lent me an Orange 224 Evo, and that was me. I worked late Friday, then me and the farmer’s daughter headed on up to Fort William, kipped in the van, raced Saturday with the farmer’s daughter as my number one pit crew.
Now I know racing motorbikes is seen as hardcore, but we’re only playing at it compared to endurance downhill. I got inside the top ten after 3 hours then had a bit of a puncture and lost a good few mins, reckon I still finished in the top 20 though. I’ll see when the results come out.

 

I loved it, so a big thanks to all the organisers and to Michael from Orange for seeing me right.