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Newsletter 2nd August 2014

Arthurs Creek 26th July 2014

Arthurs Creek seems a quite popular venue despite the 180 degree turnarounds at each end, impatient drivers, mischievous bottle throwing kids, fractious horses and occasional controversy about the appropriate etiquette if you are at or near the front of the train at the final cone (ie what is a sufficient pause to allow the caboose to get around before going hell for leather towards Greens Road?).

 


Newsletter 26th July 2014

Eildon 19th July 2014

Cold, damp, uninviting, and a two-hour drive.

Approaching Lilydale the Dandenongs were invisible in cloud, the horizon lost in shades of grey.  The road to Healesville was no better and the spur was traversed through wisps of mist and clods of snow on the roadside.  As the road straightened and the forest receded so did the  clouds and on the other side it was nigh on paradise.  With the snow traffic behind and open roads ahead the miles passed quickly and Eildon was quickly attained.  A coffee and pastry to banish the last of the Melbourne chill before heading to registration.

This was the story for 46 competitors and a dozen officials as the weather gods put on their finest for the club’s inaugural race at this venue, a circuit that met with nothing but praise from those who had made the effort to race.


Newsletter 19th July 2014

Gruyere 12th July 2014

It seems like only two weeks ago we punished ourselves over these same roads, and like two weeks ago the weather did the unexpected and cool and dry conditions were enjoyed by those who started and finished with an added bonus of lighter winds.  But the forecasts, and the flat-trackers’ disdain for this course, kept the turn-out to 55 riders of which roughly 40 percent were A Graders drawn out by the teams event.

 


Newsletter 12th July 2014

Casey Fields – 5th July 2014

Well, it was wet, it was cold, it was windy, it was Casey.

With only two-dozen starters, the majority being a-graders, the powers that were decided the club couldn’t stage a viable series of races, nor could it ask the volunteers to stand in the cold for the duration so the decision was to let those who wanted to ride do so and the remainder could seek warmth in their vehicles or homes.

Despite this John Neil has cobbled together an edition of the newsletter for your enjoyment.


Newsletter 5th July 2014

Gruyere 28th June 2014

The turn-out was probably comparable to that which could be expected for a Sunday night home fixture for Melbourne at the G. No doubt some were storing up by saying I think I will skip racing today to spend some time with you/the kids. stayed home with only the hard men in C and D Grades fronting up in decent numbers, but I understand that some quickly regretted that call and retired well before the checkered flag.

Thanks to Nigel, Chris, Mal and Peter for reports on their Grades. In Members’ Corner Geoff O’Loghlen relates his experiences riding in Italy, Shane Dwyer reflects on what it means to be a cyclist and there is a report on Melburn Roobaix (with pics).

 


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