After a week of insane weather Wellington turned it on for the second Mt Vic Super D (okay so it was a bit windy). There were a few course changes this year, a big sculpted berm up the top took out the off-camber run-in to the first step-down, and the run-in to Rod’s drop took you on a bit of a mission through the trees and there was a new step-up that followed soon after. The lower part of the track remained unchanged except for a kind of road gap thing that claimed a few people, well, mostly Grant Robinson from Pennys, who scored a few stitches and a pretty mean looking swollen face.
Most of the usual suspects were back from last year, but ex-Wellington ripper Weasel made the trip down from Palmy to stand on the podium with old downhill buddies Hadley Boyce and Nathan Rankin. But the real story in Masters 1 was local lad and regular Underground Super D rider Aidan Forrest claiming 4th! Masters 1 is stacked with rad riders, a bunch that will be well stoked for Mr Forrest I’m sure.
Apart from Grant you’d be hard pressed to find anyone not happy with today. A massive thanks to Dave, The Hippy and Rod and everyone else from WMTBC and all the volunteers who made the day such a success! Can’t wait for next year…
All the results are below and every photo I took from today is in the gallery. They’re not my greatest work, but they’re now up on Flickr for you to download as hi-res jpgs (they’re in some crazy random order though).