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Stream and ride: A new perspective for fans


Posted on April 13, 2017

2 min read

Professional downhill mountain biker Sam Hill takes us through his time at the Enduro World Series in Tasmania, and how the Telstra network is helping him interact with his fans in new and exciting ways.

Last weekend was huge for the sport of Enduro Mountain Biking in Australia, the quiet town of Derby in Tasmania was buzzing for round two of the Enduro World Series. This was the first time the Enduro World Series has visited Australia, with seven very challenging race stages over the day’s race.

The first two practice days are always really full on. I planned out the practice days to maximise my time learning lines and the important sections of each stage. Studying maps while out on the trails and working out the best way to get from stage to stage is really important, so having Telstra’s 4GX service to rely on is really helpful.

I was really excited to be able to livestream one of my practice runs down the special stage five. This was my first time doing a livestream, and being able to connect in such a cool way with my fans was awesome.

Sunday was race day and the heavens opened up making the tracks really wet and muddy. I raced as hard as possible and I’m pumped to have finished on the podium in 3rd place. It was a crazy day of racing, I was able to follow my progress throughout the day with the live results feed on my phone, which kept me motivated to keep on pushing myself.

Being able to do the livestream was cool and being able to use the trail maps and exploring new areas with the help of Telstra’s technology made things so much easier. I’m really looking forward to the future and what technology it brings with it.

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