The Kaiwara Classic has always been one of my favourite events on the local NZ race calendar. I first raced there when I was just 11 or 12 years old and have returned most years since. This year the race date had to be pushed back a couple of months to April due to earthquakes that struck the region in November. Luckily the new race date was 2 days before I was due to fly out to the USA so I was still able to do it.
It was a perfect autumn day with temperatures around 30 degrees. I decided to ride my Top Fuel instead of my Procaliber for a change and enjoyed the comfy ride with the added rear suspension. With the combination of the bike and some good legs I was able to chop some time off the course record on my way to the win. Overall it was a great days training before I left to the USA, and it was good to see so many people out enjoying riding bikes!