[extra]ordinary* women’s mountain bike ride
*extraordinary *adjective – adjective: extraordinary; adjective: extra-ordinary
very unusual or remarkable.
On Saturday we invited a group of female riders to join us on a ride of our local mountain bike trails. This was no super charged , mud flinging ride to drop who ever took up the challenge , but to encourage women of all levels to try mountain bike riding and join a group of like minded riders to have fun . What we didnt know was what seemed like a group of mildly mannered girls , ended up being a mixed bag of extraordinary* champions. I have used the saying “never judge a book by its cover” a few times this week and on Saturdays ride this couldn’t of been truer . There was lots of nerves for the first time mountain bike riders , but this soon turned to laughs as we hit the dirt.
after finding out a little more about our new friends in the bunch we found out this about a few of them….
^15 time Ironman finisher
^a Dr in Molecular Genetics specializing in Cancer research and a mother of 2 [and 3 time Ironman finisher!]
^a Physiotherapist student who had just finished 9th at the World Marathon Kayaking champs
^Mother of 2 who has competed in the XPD 10 day non stop Adventure race world champs.
^Hawaii Ironman finisher who has just returned from volunteering overseas for a year
^An Olympian @ middle distance running.
^World age group Triathlon Champion and Engineer.
Our ride included some great flowing single track with bits of bike path , which was used to share a laugh at what obstacles had just been taken on, mostly successfully .
The ride was followed by “Pilates in the Park” with Topgear Cycles owner Celine taking the group through it’s paces in the beautiful Banksia Park. So nice to do a stretch and some core work to finish of a great afternoon.
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