We were right next to the kiwis when they did the haca? it was awesome left me with goosebumps. Whole event was very well run and the atmosphere was fantastic. All riders showed great sporstmanship, we met some fantastic people and made lots of new friends. Well done to everyone involved.
BUT when it comes to racing - how about Strombergs and his effort to come back and get 4th in his 1/4 or 1/8th final - THAT was something special!!!
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We had a ball even though our son missed the cut and didn't ride.
Brett you're right that ride of Strombergs was something I don't think I'll forget for a long time. As I watched I thought he was gone for all money and then to see him dig VERY deep on the last two straights to make it through was something very special indeed.
When you heard Thunderstuck fire up, you knew it was game time. How much noise can a few Brazilians make?? It was unreal.
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awesome effort by all riders and officials/parents every one stepped up and made this event equivelent to an afl grand final .bmx can only grow with this much adrenline.big thanks to bmx mad. cameron murray
yes seeing strombergs coming from behind in his 1/8 was a highlight thought he had no chance of making top four as he was so far behind on the second straight. anyone manage to film that race? would love to see it again. also when Daniel Johnstone bailed on the second pro double, did not think think he would have walked away from it, but he got straight back up and finished the race, the crowd went wild!
This was the first Worlds I have been to and my little girl got to represent her country against the rest of the World. Though she copped a tough draw and went out after the motos on both bikes, she had an absolute ball and being able to watch the World's best compete is something I will cherish the rest of my life. She managed to get her photo with Maris Strombergs and Donny Robinson and got their signatures and was over the moon. The atmosphere and racing was unreal and I hope to try and save for another opportunity for my kids in the future should they get a chance to qualify to represent their country.
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The racing was awesome from the elites all the way down to the young kids. The commentary was great from Redman and the Aussies. The atmosphere and crowd was great. The event ran extremely well and was very professional for a pro-am event. The track look very challenging and was up to the standard in my opinion (wish I could have had a roll).
Oh, and for once I didn't dread being in Adelaide.
One of the highlight was surely Strombergs getting back up from the brink of disaster to transfer from his 1/8. The other was my daughter qualifying for her semi after she had a horrible time at nationals.
strombergs comeback after being dead last in an elimination final was definately my highlight (apart from my own racing experience). just goes to show anyone out there its not over until the fat lady sings!
i was not much of a fan of Redmans commentating before the meet, but now i understand why he is the best elite caller, he was nearly as amazing as the riding!
the general atmosphere was something i have never experienced at a race before and i dont think i ever will again. it was without a doubt most amazing week of racing i have had!
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