GRADE 19 laps 38.38km, Time: 00:57:49, Avg Speed:
39.83Km/hr, Avg Laptime: 00:03:03
1st Liam Kelly
2nd Patrick Jones (RBCC)
3rd Piotr KRAJEWSKI
4th Brad McGarry (RBCC)
GRADE 16 laps 32.32km, Time: 00:49:58, Avg Speed:
38.81Km/hr, Avg Laptime: 00:03:07
1st Ronald VISSER (SYDUNI)
2nd Andrew SCHOTTE (RBCC)
GRADE 14 laps 28.28km, Time: 00:46:50, Avg Speed:
36.23Km/hr, Avg Laptime: 00:03:21
1st Michael Fantin (RBCC)
2nd Shaun Ballesty (RBCC)
3rd Edward SHILLAND
D GRADE 10 laps (started with C grade)
1st D grader home:
Cait SURGENOR (EASTS)
First Aid / Lap Caller
Track setup / Marshal
Track setup / Marshal
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first really cold day with wind howling so strongly that
unattended chairs in the Commissare area went skating across the
track. I think that besides the Ken Dinnerval, the winds
must have kept many riders away as there were poor numbers
evident especially in A & D grades. As if I wasn't out
there long enough, I accidentally let A grade do an extra lap.
So congratulations A grade you did 19 laps.
grade was absolutely blown apart by Julian Robert Shaw who
firstly cooked fellow escapee, Geoff Hillbourne and relegated
Geoff from fellow brake away rider to spectator. Not long
after that he also cooked himself and relegated himself to
spectator of the later stages. Meanwhile the remnants of
B grade were scattered around the circuit and split into about
smaller bunches. When asked why he rode like that Julian
answered, "I just wanted to see what I had in me." Well
Julian, if you want to do 3 minute 5 second laps by yourself to
see how much you have in you, you can do that in A grade and you
can still enjoy watching the later stages of the race by the
sidelines. So guess what Julian - Welcome to A grade.
talking about bestowing A grade status on riders can I also
double congratulate our eventual 3 B grade winners Ron Visser,
Andrew Schotte and Daniel Pinczewski. Now I could have
sworn I put Andrew in A Grade. I can also remember writing
at the bottom of every race report, "Grade changes will only be authorised by me (John Buckton).
just reminded our Registration Secretary of this fact so guys
and girls, If your coach says that he thinks you should be
riding B grade - too bad it is my call not his. If you
have been crook for the past couple of weeks etc etc - then come
back when you are well.
thank you to our Track set up and Marshal team, Father &
Bruce and Melanie Weller, who did a great job in
setting up and assisting this week, despite having also done it
last week. So thanks again Bruce and Mel.
Congratulations to Cait Surgenor who hung on
to C grade in the windy conditions for as long as she could
(about 4 laps) then did an individual time trial in the windy
condtions to take the first D grader home envelope.
Thanks to Bob Bykerk who took some fabulous photos on the day.
They can be viewed on Bob's Facebook page:
A lovely Sunny Saturday afternoon with
strong wind. The wind helped structure the racing.
Unfortunately I did not take any photos, sorry there are no
photos this week.
A good day for learning how to ride in
the wind. 3 groups took off to practice riding in pace line.
The object was to obtain maximum benefit from drafting behind
riders. All groups stuck together and riders appeared to
be rolling to left after a short stint in the front of the
group. This was an excellent effort and hopeful all riders
felt the effect of drafting.
Following the pacing line exercise we
got down to sprints. All riders participated very competitively
with many exciting finishes. Each rider had a win, it was good
to watch everyone putting in maximum effort.
Group 1 included Hugo, Mungo, Harry
and Antoine. You guys were the fastest finishers
Group 2 included Andreas, Simon, Sam,
Sandy and Theo, Some very excellent challengers went on amongst
you boys. Quite often there was millimetres between the finishes
Group 3 was the ladies, Emily, Kia,
and Jazmin - well done ladies you all look like you were
having fun whilst also sprinting as fast as you could.
A few points that we will work on
Riding and Sprinting in a straight
Keeping hands in the drops during
the sprint and past the finish line,
Looking straight ahead at the
finish line during the sprint
Sprinting past the finish line
Riders Please Note-
Don't forget that you must race in your club uniform, unless
entitled as a registered member of a Cycling NSW or Cycling
Australian registered or International team, to wear registered team
uniform. All male (non junior) registered team members will be
required to compete in the A grade event. Female
registered team members will be allowed to compete in B grade event.
If you for any reason wish to change your grade (as
recorded in the computer), you will not be allowed to at
Grade changes will only be authorised by me (John Buckton).