Rider - Luke Saunders Videographer - Charlie Roberts Bike - Identiti Mettle #Slam69TV
Here I am, halfway down a mountain with a sliced tyre running out of ideas to repair it. With an unseated tyre and only a hand pump on me I had no options but to ride the rest flat. We stuffed the tyre with grass with the hope to pad out the tyre and create a layer of protection between the tyre and rim.
Into the off camber section I quickly found a pile of bikes and bodies in the muddy bowl, it really was that wet and slippery! I left stage 1 questioning my eligibility and sanity, I find the mental side of racing the hardest, in my experience, positivity brings confidence, which brings (mental) relaxation, which brings smooth riding, and smooth is fast in my book.