PUNKS PEAK RACE | W&W 2017

IF YOU FOUND THE TIME TO READ OUR PREVIOUS WHEELS & WAVES JOURNAL ENTRY, YOU MAY REMEMBER WE NAMED THE PUNKS PEAK RACE  AS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR WEEK IN BIARRITZ. AFTER AN UNREAL 5 DAYS OF SURFING, SKATING AND RIDING, IT’S A PRETTY BIG STATEMENT TO MAKE, BUT IT HONESTLY WAS SOMETHING ELSE!

 

THE IMPROMPTU HILLCLIMB TOOK PLACE UPON JAIZKIBEL MOUNTAIN, SPAIN- A 45 MINUTE RIDE FROM THE W&W VILLAGE, OVERLOOKING BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS. GASOLINE JUNKIES CONGREGATED IN THEIR THOUSANDS TO WITNESS THE 16 INFLUENT SUPERHERO* RACERS OPEN THE EVENT WITH THEIR 1920-1979 CUSTOM PRIDE & JOYS.

 

ADRENALINE PEAKED AS TYRES TOUCHED THE DIRT, AND THE ROAR OF THE EXHAUSTS WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE THE HAIR STAND UP ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK. EACH EVENT WAS A WILD RUN THROUGH MOUNTAIN ROADS- WITH SOME SETTING OUT TO FORCE THEIR FELLOW RIDERS OFF PATH, BEFORE THE FINAL SPRINT TO THE FINISH LINE.

 

YOU COULD FEEL THE EXHILARATION AND THE HONOUR FROM EACH PARTICIPANT & BUILDER- COMPETING FOR NOTHING BUT THE THRILLS!

 

 

 *THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S RACE- SUPERHERO GET UP APPLAUDED.