Rachel Atherton is out until 2010!

Wow, how things change so fast! Just last year, Rachel Atherton was on top of the world after winning the dowhill world championship in Italy. This year, she’s spent the entire season healing after her collision with a pick-up truck during a training session (Pick-up truck 1 Atherton 0).

The crash forced her to undergo surgery on her shoulder in May, but it’s still too unstable for her to race and she needs more time to build up the supporting muscles. 

Atherton has said that she is disappointed to miss the season and only wanted more success after last year, but acknowledges that she’ll have to wait until 2010 to get back on the bike.

We’re holding thumbs for you, girl. Come back stronger than before and show these other riders how a champion does it!

You can follow the Atherton family with the latest reality tv-type episode.

Have you ever suffered an injury that made you believe your time was up?

Wendy The Mom

2009 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships

G’day mate. Since most South Africans are hopping on the one trip boat to Australia, I thought I’d post a blog on an event happening there for all you trait…err mean readers (just kidding).

From 1-6 September, Stromlo Forrest Park in Canberra, Australia will be hosting the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships. Featuring the who’s who of champions, this event will be an action packed spectacle that will thrill every single sheep and kangaroo in the outback.

Expected riders include Christoph Sauser, Margarita Fullana, Rachel and Gee Atherton.

Pssst…here’s a nice scoop – admission will be free from that Tuesday to Thursday. So all you cheapskates, like myself, will be able to get in for nothing.

One man. One adventure….aaaah who am I kidding I’m not Pablo Francisco!

Bandaged Jack