Over 100 competitors and a large number of spectators were out at the picturesque Golden Grove Orchards track for the second round of the Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club WA State Downhill Series. Golden Grove produces some of the best orange juice in the world as well as a great fun downhill track that is really good for spectators – being able to see about a third of the track from the grassed areas.
Live timing was again a hit, with riders and spectators crowding around to see if the next rider’s time on the big display would do better than the current leader. The live timing means the format was able to follow the World Cup format – qualifying was used to seed the riders in each category so that the fastest went down last, hoping to sit in the hot seat. After racing was done the top 30 riders were then sent back up the hill to do one more run – either for the spectators or to try shave another second or two! …View More