Richard's Report - Monday, 14 April 2014 8:07:54 AM

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Mud Glorious Mud

It has rained in Thredbo every day for the last week with 23mm alone on Saturday, meaning that round one of the RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State MTB Championship - "NSW/ACT State Series Event Rocky Trails Downhill/Roller Coaster" - was held in very muddy conditions.

An overnight valley fog burnt off early on Sunday morning to reveal a beautiful blue-sky day that remained free of rain even though the clouds built up again in the afternoon. Despite the sunshine many trails were still significantly muddy for competition on Sunday.

It was disappointing that the miserly Squatters Run body corporate were too stingy to allow many apartments access to the drying facilities forcing guests to take their wet and muddy gear into the apartments.

The temperature went sub zero on Saturday night and even deeper last night. The wind chill on the range feels like winter :-)

Base camp for the MTB championships - bottom of Kosi chair - Sunday morning
Base camp for the MTB championships - bottom of Kosi chair - Sunday morning

Sunday morning's splendid blue sky
Sunday morning's splendid blue sky

The trails were still muddy after a week of rain
The trails were still muddy after a week of rain

New snow making going in for the newly dedicated bump slope below BunnyWalk Station
New snow making going in for the newly dedicated bump slope below BunnyWalk Station

Air time was one way to escape the mud
Air time was one way to escape the mud

Maintenance on Kosi chair mid station seems nearly over
Maintenance on Kosi chair mid station seems nearly over

Look - nice new metal mesh replacing the old floor boards
Look - nice new metal mesh replacing the old floor boards

One of the start huts above Black Sallees<BR>Note Merritts Creek in the background
One of the start huts above Black Sallees
Note Merritts Creek in the background

More air = less mud
More air = less mud

The queue for the
The queue for the "bike wash" extended way back around the building

 
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Easter is upon us and the forecast is for more sub zero temperatures and may be even the odd snowflake on the range.

Don't forget the 27th Thredbo Jazz Festival on May 2nd-4th with a great line up of fantastic musos and singers. But come prepared for the cold, I'm willing to forecast a 'white Jazz fest'.

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