Oreti Beach Racing
Wind and Sand. Two things I won’t soon forget about that night. And watching Alan Kempster race around that sand was a major highlight. I didn’t get a chance to see him go up the hill but was watching with amazement at how he managed to keep control and balance.
A new item we had this year was stand pucks. We gave these out to those who were parking on the beach, to save them having to dig their stand out later.
Unfortunately the wind kept us from staying for the full race but since the fence fell over that we were up against it was maybe a wise decision.
The weather really came out to party Saturday morning, rain, hail and wind. Unfortunately our tent was misplaced after the beach racing but as we ended up with a nice warm office we weren’t going to complain.
In fact having an office was great as many people who came to talk to us stayed longer as it was a great place to watch the racing from before the sun started shining. It was also clear how many people we had already talked to by the number of Ride Forever beanies we saw wandering around the inside of the race track.
The Rally site was a great set up. We loved having people come in from the cold and wind to chat to us about a bit of everything. The heaters on Saturday night sure helped warm people up, the constant supply of tea and coffee helped us keep going too. It was amazing to me how fast the time went at the Rally site. Hours flew by as more and more people came in to chat. It was such a great atmosphere and when the wind picked up it really got fun! I don’t think anyone was in the portaloos that fell over and thanks to everyone who helped us secure our marquee.
Ride Forever didn’t have an official presence at the Wyndham Street Races but the last two team members went along to watch the races and enjoy the amazing whitebait fritters. It was great to see all the people who participated in the toy run go around the track too.