Lysterfield MTBO - summer series 2010

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

It was a fantastic evening on Saturday 16 January with nearly 80 people turning up to enjoy the trails and trials of the Summer MTBO at Lysterfield. Course setters Suzanne O'Callaghan and Jane Harries got the riders to use a bit less single track and a bit more of the other trails, added to the challenBear controlge of whether to venture over to Churchill or not. Some did and got good scores, others did and got back late, and still others played safe and just visited the Lysterfield controls. Good to see lots of new faces enjoying the evening plus the post event BBQ.

Story of the night goes to Prue Dobbin who, with her bike, spent some moments teetering over the edge of the jetty near the busy control 15 – and who had the greatest interest in seeing whether she and her bike could float? Was it her chief competitor at the end of the jetty, Ryordan Panter, who had punched just before her or the more serious MTBOers coming down the jetty who love a close shave??? Prue managed to save herself and her bike from a swim and managed to start quite a discussion about the value of this type of MTBO control setting on her Attack Point blog.

Having a few health issues, setting this course was a bit challenging for Jane and Suzanne. Thanks to the people who helped them out – Bruce Paterson who helped scope out some potential controls in the nasty hilly Churchill bits and suggested using one of the ubiquitous Lysterfield bears in trees as a bear control; Lillia Gluschenko who went out on foot into the lunchtime heat to put controls out on the day; the Cusworths and the Sheahans for organising and advice; and the team of BK members who turned up on the day to put tents up, help with the event and pick controls up – a well-oiled machine!

Results at .

Peter Cusworth and Suzanne O’Callaghan

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