Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Most Important Weekend On The Sporting Calendar

As you may or may not be aware - most likely not, I imagine, if your life is already full to the brim with social, family and work commitments, "epic" cycling adventures and that looming deadline of October 31st to lodge your tax refund - this coming weekend sees the WEMBO World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships descend on Mount Stromlo in Canberra. Nobody actually knows what WEMBO stands for - my best guess is "Women's Ethnic & Multicultural Brass Orchestra".

Being the Most Important Weekend On The Sporting Calendar, it is unlikely that there will be enough time to pen a decent blog post next week - certainly nothing sufficiently verbose to meet Shona Stephenson's high standards.

So, in the time-honoured tradition of television cooking programs, I would like to present a series of articles that I have prepared earlier.

The first is an introduction to 24 hour Solo Mountain Bike Racing that has been slow cooking since 2010. It might prove useful for anybody interested in taking up this peculiar sport or alternatively make a solid case for why this is such a silly thing to even consider.
The second is a factually inaccurate account loosely based on the 2013 24 hour Solo National Championships, which has been baking at 180° for 5 months. It is cleverly titled Holding The Sausage for 24 Hours.
And the third, a semi-factual artists impression of the 2011 24 hour Solo Nationals Championships that has been simmering on a low flame for over 2 years. It includes a picture of a Playboy model sitting on top of a giant Easter Bunny.
Good luck with those tax returns!

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