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Newsletter 1st March 2014

Dunlop Road, 22nd February 2014

Big numbers for what is the club’s favourite, the weather held and there was some good racing, a full teams’ race made for some vigorous and strategic racing in a-grade.  B-grade were stretched out more than not, c-grade raced as c-grade races and it was a mass finish to a mass start.  A thin d-grade field used the whole of the finish straight to get its decision.


Newsletter 22nd February 2014

Gruyere 15th February 2014

Back to the road this week, a reasonable turn out, those desperate for a race after two cancellations prepared to suffer the consequences of the Killara Road hill.


Newsletter 1st February 2014

METEC, 25th January 2014

Tour down Under, Alpine Classic, long weekend, only the weather was in favour of a good turnout.  And despite the wind (no this wasn’t Casey Fields) the weather, and the lack of recent racing, was enough to get semi-reasonable fields on the day – 70 odd riders turning up to compete over the six races on offer.

The ride of the day going to James Alymer who, wearing Croydon Cycleworks colours, lapped a non-too-shabby b-grade field.  We may be seeing a bit more of James’ lanky frame in a-grade this year.


Newsletter 25th january 2014

Casey Fields, 18th January 2014

With the Tour Down Under on in Adelaide the numbers were down, especially in the higher grades, – only six starters for a-grade, and it was their turn for an elimination crit – a fast and furious warm up to the hour’s racing to follow.  It was windy in the car park, it was worse on the track – breakaways were not going to be the flavour of the day, attrition the likely scenario.  Despite the conditions and the elimination race a-grade was intense.  B-grade was much the same with a few trying their luck off the front throughout the race.  C-Grade, there was no money on the likely end result but that didn’t stop Peter Web trying to buck the norm – all to no avail, a bunch kick deciding the placings.  D-grade, another big grade, after losing a few early stayed together to the end as did e & f grades.


Newsletter 18th January 2014

Dunlop Road, 11th January 2014

The conditions at Dunlop Road were ideal for racing, not too warm and little wind. A big field filled the A grade teams race and this made for high speed and many attacks.

The other grades were also well subscribed and hotly contested with attempts to get away in every grade being shut down by individuals or by bunches countering the attacks. From the sidelines it was entertaining and clearly enjoyed by the combatants.

Mark Edwards has put up some photos of the racing. You can find them on the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/os927yd
or
https://plus.google.com/photos/117967416350645203611/albums/5967535904048316513


Newsletter 11th January 2014

Casey Fields, 4th January 2014

I know it’s clichéd but it was a tough-man’s day at Casey on Saturday, the threatening conditions and the tail end of the holiday season saw a very small turnout across most grades making the racing even tougher with nowhere to hide.

 


Newsletter 28th December 2013

METEC – Christmas Handicap, 21st December 2013

Keen to get a last ride in before gorging themselves over the festive season it was a good turnout for racing at METEC this week, sizable fields across all grades with enough that the club had to split the afternoon into two races; A, C & E followed by B, D & F.  And those were just the qualifiers, the real race followed – the Christmas Handicap, another sterling job by the handicapper saw it almost come together on the line, a determined f-grade trio just staying ahead of the chase that a-grade joined on the last corner.

Thanks to all of those who have made racing possible throughout the year, the committee members who organise the calendar, the permits, the roster and the membership in general for both assisting the running of the races by acting as marshals and for participating in a safe, courteous and friendly manner.

All the best for the season and the new year and see you in 2014.


Newsletter 21st December 2013

Dunlop Road, 14th December 2013

Top conditions, big fields, a-grade the biggest race of the afternoon and a fast one to boot, you can read one version of the events in this week’s newsletter.  B-grade was again a hard affair, constant attacks seeing little breaks up the road most laps with the bunch chasing hard.

 


Newsletter 14th December 2013

Casey Fields, 7th December 2013

Another big field in c-grade, d & b grades not far behind and the distribution curve continued its form through a and the lower grades.  In all 75 members turned out to be greeted by relatively mild conditions – mild for Casey.  A southerly breeze enough to encourage use of more than one gear whilst giving opportunity to the brave, a breeze that picked up through the afternoon.

There were some good rides in b-grade with multiple breaks going and being brought back, unfortunately I had my head down trying to hang onto my bunch and can offer no more than that.  C-grade did what c-grade usually do, that race ending in a big (well behaved) bunch sprint.  You can read all about d-grade’s race in the newsletter, whilst you’ll have to go to the source to find out what happened in the e & f grade races.

 


Newsletter December 7th 2013

Casey Fields, 30th November 2013

Tour of Bright, inclement conditions, it wasn’t looking to be a big turnout and early on numbers were slow but by 2:00 we had a good turnout and some competitive racing was had across all grades, the wind costing a few their places in the peloton and proving ally to the few brave souls who took their chances.

 


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