We have the world Exclusive first look at the Australian Chainless Championship being held at Kalamunda next weekend.
This event is being hailed “the next big thing in MTB” with pros from all over the place descending on Kalamundas Gunjin hill to fight it out for the converted trophy of who is Australias and possible the worlds best chainless rider.
The race sounds simple, take your chain off and race down the hill… BUT the skill and timing to get your run perfect without the cheating effect of fitness is going to be hard for most. I had some inside discussions with some of the top contenders this week on how they have been prepping for the event ( they would prefer to stay anonymous so none of there secrets are lost) . The overall consensus was on adding a few killos onto there mid section in the form of “liquid carbo loading” this the experts say will help add speed due to extra weight. There was also talk of extra kilojule meals in the form of protean rich roast lamb rolls. I could see this combination being a winning formula. Other ideas mentioned was breaking there index fingers so they couldnt use the brakes, skin suits for wind resistance, and a little used term in modern mountain biking now day call MANING/WOMANING THE HELL UP. I m not to sure of its meaning, but i will get back to you.
Carine and Cottesloe Cycles will be there in force helping rid your bike of that horrible retardation of skill “your chain” and giving helpfull pointers on cornering, ridding in a straight line, nutrition, and this new term Maning/Womaning the hell up. we will have a hammer at the event for your braking fingers but due to public liability we can only use a large rock to place them on.