Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dwellingup 100MTB- Competition and Delicious Pasta Cooked by Nona

On the 19th of September 2009, me and my mate(Trent) compete in the Dwellingup MTB competition. On the night before, we stay over in Trent nona's house in Mandurah. 50km from Dweallingup. We started our trip at 6.30am and arrived in Dwellingup at 7.30am ish.

When we arrived, it was still empty. We've decided to go register our number that time.

After that, we put on our number plate and I took a picture of our bike.

Me( Ivan) with my Giant Yukon 2009 Model.

Trent with his Giant Bulder Disk 2008 Model. Both of us have disc-brake and hard tail mountain bike.

About few minutes later, people starts to arrived and prepare for the race.

People were getting ready to take out their nice and expensive bikes.

I have see quite a bit of nice and unique bikes around. For example the bike on this picture, a Spaghetti bike. When you see this name, you will think of the delicious pasta I cooked.

Trek Soft-Tail MTB

After those people packed their bikes. They starts to do some warm up. Those pictures below I took are all the people who warming up in that time.

After warming up, everyone were getting ready for the 100km rides and do briefing for the race.

The race is starting now, so everyone is getting ready.

Well, I have competed the 40km race but I didn't end up winning any prices because of some accident and cost my chain sometimes to fix. I have competed this race for 5 hours ish. I thought it coould be easier than that, who knows I end up exhausted. No matter how tired I am, I am still very happy, because I've at least finished the race and get some experience. It was a very fun day.

When we finished, Trent's nona decided to cook us some fresh Gnocci Bolognese. She bought the potato in the fresh market near Pintara Road and cooked all of them within an hour time.
Wow, to tell you the truth, I can't believed it. That was my first time to have the tastiest and freshest pasta in my whole life.

Nona's picture when she was preparing for us.

This is the picture of the Gnocci.

The Meatball Bolognese she cooked for our dinner. Wow. I can say the word Delizioso when I eat them.

Well, I have a very good experience with leaving with Italian family and the delicious Italian food. I will never forget about those days. Thanks god for letting me have these kind of experience.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Giant Yukon 2009 Model

Today, I've picked up my new mountain bike( Giant Yukon 2009 Model). This is the best mountain bike I have ever owned. I wouldn't be in Perth on the 18th, 19th , 20th September because of the mountain bike competition in Dwellingup. Me and my mate Trent have planned to stay in Mandurah over night on the 18th September. 19th September we will start the competition at about 9am. So, we will be staying over night in Mandurah again after that. On the 20th, we will starts to come back to Perth.
This is the logo of the mountain bike race. It's Dwellingup 100 MTB. We are all very excited. I will wish myself to win this category. Thanks for viewing my blog. I will take picture of the mountain bike competition and updated this blog after I come back. Peace.

Ivan Chai