“Where the bloody hell are ya?” I’m sorry I just paraphrased one of the most annoying television commercials in history but I do have a point so hold on. NSW State cross country has seen a gradual decline in recent years, in fact it has been without a series in sometime and save for a yearly championships the pointy end of racing has fallen a little off the map. Whys that? Well with the emergence of enduro racing in its various multiple hour formats (8,12,24) and the ever popular marathon length races everyday riders have gradually turned away from this short form of racing. There is a perception that State racing is too competitive, a stigma perhaps, well hopefully I can change that view for you.
Headed south from Sydney to the picturesque Southern Highlands is always a thrill, trust me those back country roads are a heap of fun and Range rd certainly brought some meaning to rolling hills.
Sunny skies would hopefully yield some interesting racing at the second round of the series at Fitzroy Falls, a small town where the McGee family have a plot of land and a wicked cross country trail. Built by the McGee brothers it is only open on select race days throughout the year, the rest of the time it’s private property.