Monkey DH: Awaba MTB Park. One of Australia's premier downhill trails, fast, long, and gnarly. Just an hour North of Sydney hosted the third round of the New South Wales Downhill State Series. Legends have battled it out for glory here, and some have fallen short with the likes of Troy Brosnan missing a rut and running straight into a tree, simply giving the win to Sam Hill. That was a long time ago, 2012 Nationals to be exact, a lot has changed since then; the trail has been improved for the more beginner riders while remaining just as gnarly for the advanced, water management and erosion measures have been put in place, and the finish straight is almost complete - a long, steep, fast fire road down into the finish arena.
As usual, I was there to capture all the action for the 4th episode of season 2 of The Butterfly Saga! On a weekend that replicated the last round weather, the results were also the same. Having again stepped up into U19's for the season experience, Pat took out the win in the U19 category, but he also managed to snatch the fastest time of the day, beating the likes of Jackson Frew. The future is once again looking bright for young Patrick! Stay tuned for the next episode, out soon!
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