Yesterday the Danang Sport Cycle Club held a mountain bike race up Son Tra, a lovely forested mountain right in the city. It’s a worthy opponent – equivalent to about 3 Ainslies, with some steep pinches (Strava says 23% at the top – I was having trouble turning the 28 over). I don’t have an MTB here but was allowed to ride my roadie on the course for kicks. The road is basically like a big footpath, quite doable on a roadie, but given the local skill levels it was probably a good decision to ban roadies from racing. The usual craziness at the start was all there: quasi traffic control stopping the whole beachfront road as we assembled. The big motorbikes were there, and the team from Saigon had brought a war era Jeep and a yellow Humvee. Nice.