Cairns practice day one
First tracks have been laid down in the jungle of Cairns. Forget all the new tech and fancy paint jobs, attentions can now turn to the job at hand.
Photos: Seb Schieck
Feeling the rhythm of this track is so important. The top switchbacks are a gentle intro to proceedings but the syncopated, stacatto spikes of the rock garden announce the real start of the track. The next two minutes flit between narrow, rooty singletrack punctuated by lightning fast rhythm sections. Finally the jungle spits you out onto the concrete road - one last, cruel push before the finish.
WIth good weather and a freshly buffed track, everyone was looking up to speed right away. Let's kick off the show: