>> Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Hugh Jass put in a nice wee cameo on Sunday at the first N-Duro race in Rotorua on behalf of the Bushlove Racing Team. I received an audio tape in the mail today from Hugh, the transcript follows;
"Well, I pretty much just rode faster than everyone else on the day. I realise racing a "short course" option isn't in the Bushlove spirit, but I was too scared of the pros riding the 40K I thought I'd sneak into the 20K for the burglarising. Course was wet, fairly slick, and heaps of fun. No real climbs to speak of, so it was just a matter of pedalling heaps and pedalling hard. I got caught by the leading 40K rider near the end, but kept him behind me until the finish. He's off to the worlds in a couple of months, and I'm not. Fair enough. I hope my efforts are rewarded by a permanent spot on the Bushlove Racing Team, but I fear the roster is already too strong for a short course burglar to join the ranks. I live in hope."
Hugh Jass smoked the 20km course in a time of 58:44 in wet conditions. On further probing he revealed his "Gluteus maximus is more maximus". He's the Bushlove Stig.