Jacob podiums at IDMS2

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Nukeproof components rider Jacob Dickson took a nasty crash in practice at IDMS Round 2 last weekend and ended up taking second place on the podium.  Check out Jacob’s report here.  

Nukeproof components rider Jacob Dickson took a nasty crash in practice at IDMS Round 2 last weekend and ended up taking second place on the podium.  Check out Jacob’s report here. 

After arriving at the track late on Friday night to discover it was wet and windy, we soon hit the sack to prepare for the weekend’s racing.

On Saturday morning we got up early to walk the track.  The track was really different because it was very old school and hard to keep speed. I went up for my first run of the track about 10:00am and my first thoughts were "this is going to be a hard race".  I did about 5 runs on Saturday.  I had every thing on the Kona ready for the race.  When practice finished I went up and walked the track with my dad, it was drying out very well after we went down and got dinner, by this time it got dark then I went to bed .

 

On sunday I got up really early for the first up lift and on my first run i had a very big crash and I thought I was out of the race. I badly hurt my neck and if I didn’t have the Leatt DBX comp 3 on I think I would of broke my neck it saved my life.  My crash was caused by my feet falling off the pedals and my brakes were not working then I went  head first into a tree.  After the crash I could not do any practice runs because the track was closed.  I had to go and do a seeding run with no practice and was not feeling the best at all for the race. I got down the track with a 1:47,  second, 5 seconds off the leader Luke .  I was not very happy with it because i was going way faster in practice, then i went up for my race run feel a bit better. My run was alright, it could have been much better than it went and I came down with then same time . The track got slower everyone went slower in the second run, Luke got a 1:44 and I came second behind him.  I would like to thank Garry at MBW bike shop , Joe Ward at Potato Bred , Nukeproof and everyone who helps me out . Now i have to rest for Fortwilliam BDS in 2 weeks!!!

 

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