Saturday 18 October 2008

KL Downtown 2008 Urban Downhill

Today, I took the kids to watch the practice run of the KL Downtown mountain bike urban downhill race held in Bukit Komanwel Park and Stadium. There were 100 plus riders from various parts of the world competing in the race. If I am not mistaken, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia riders outnumber the rest.

Although I did not managed to see them, the main attraction were of course Santa Cruz Syndicate's Steve Peat (7 years Reigning King of Red Bull Downtown Portugal), Josh Bryceland (2008 Junior World Champ) and Cedric Gracia of Commencal Oakley.

I did however managed to catch Aaron on his spanking new bike. Good luck Aaron! I hope you kick everyone's ass in the Men Junior category! I could not find one of the geeks participating in the race, Ian Foo. I heard one of his wheels gave out on him during the practice run.

Aaron on the left.

The categories of the race are:

1. Men Elite (Professional and Current National or State Rider)
2. Men Open (18 years old and above)
3. Women Open (18 years old and above)
4. Men Master (30 years old and above)
5. Men Junior (17 years old and below)

Also, there were a lot of very nice and cool bikes!!! These are favourtites...

All in all, the air at the race location were festive and my kids just loved it!

My kids at finish line section waiting for the riders to fly down the stairs!

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