Knox Oryx Gloves
Been using the Knox Oryx gloves for a while now and they are the most protective gloves I have seen. Whether it's clipping a pole in a race run or hitting tree/ floor in a crash there is very good protection on the knuckles without any restriction and the sps system not only helps to hold your hand on the bars they also protect your palm when you inevitably put your hand forward to protect yourself in a crash.
UK Elite DH & BDH Racer.
BDS Rd4 Caersws
The track at Caersws was similar to last years track with a differant steeper section at the bottom. It was really good fun in the dry, but with it being so hard pack, when it rained it turned like ice, probably the slippyest track i have ridden. The track dried really quickly and on the dry runs i felt really good, but after the random showers it was hard to ride some sections hard. An Hour before race runs we had torrential rain for about half an hour, so i put dirty dans on and mud guards and went for my run, the track was pretty much a river by now, but i thought it was more fun to ride in the propper wet than it was half and half. I nearly went down on the second left after losing the back and insided a turn too much after the tunnel, leaving me with no speed on the exit of the turn, i finished 25th, about 4s off where i would have been happy with, but i feel like i am riding well and i am due a goo BDS result.
National Champs 2012, Moelfre Hall
This weekend was back to Moelfre Hall in north Wales and the weather was on form as it usually is in Moelfre which gave us one of the first dry races of the season, the track had a couple of new features but was its usual fast open and by race day effected by the wind. I really enjoyed the track on saturday getting used to how fast the track was and i felt really good on the bike. I got seven runs in and i was happy with my lines.
On sunday i finished 44th, not the best result but less than 1 sec off a top 30 and 5s off where i would have been happy with, things are feeling better and i look forward to the yorkshire champs next weekend.