Gunnedah rider back on the pedals at 2014 Keepit Real 100

01/07/2018 Posted by admin


It was a 50km baptism by fire for returning mountain bike rider Adam Carlyon on the weekend.

The Gunnedah competitor was one of more than 200 who turned out for the 2014 event held at Lake Keepit.

Work commitments meant competition became a rarity for this local enthusiast but in the last 12 months Carlyon resumed his passion for riding.

Competitors leave the start line at the 2014 Keepit Real 100.

Showing he had lost little of the competitive edge either during his absence, Carlyon finished 44th in a 107-strong field in the 50km distance.

“It was pretty good (result) considering some of the riders I was up against,” Adam said of his two hour, 46 minute time.

Right he was, as former junior national champion and Australian World Championship representative, Billy Sewell, took out first place honours.

The Bonny Hills rider finished in a time of 2.09, barely 20 seconds ahead of next best, Fraser Ashford, from Tamworth.

Adam described conditions as “pretty horrible” after overnight rain plunged the humidity readings into overdrive.

“It was wet and tacky… just real energy sapping,” he said.

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