Duo Classic 2015

The Duo Classic 2015 at Kowen East and Sparrow Hill on January 31.

The Duo Classic 2015 at Kowen East and Sparrow Hill on January 31.

The Duo Classic pairs race took over the Kowen East and Sparrow Hill mountain bike tracks on Saturday (January 31, 2015), as more than 250 riders, from juniors to the elite, paired up to tackle a variety of distances. But the heavies of the day were the 25km and 50km, mostly in Kowen East. The 50km was two laps of a 25km course which traversed some of Kowen East’s more challenging terrain, with more than enough climbing to satisfy the worst masochists among us. But the course also fairly rewarded effort, with plenty of downhill and sweet-flowing single-track. Some very fast riders teamed up to set the pace, but judging from the smiling faces throughout the field, from parents, children, clubmates, friends, the race format was a winner.

  Here’s the first video: http://youtu.be/LChgMhBEARQ
Here’s the second: http://youtu.be/RpLlZymxYUM
And a third: http://youtu.be/aoP8Pzhh4lo
And some memorable stills: http://youtu.be/LYgQY3DLVqs
Race results: http://www.durt.com.au