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Mikes first track race

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:20 pm

This Friday night 20th July 2007 at Dunc Grey
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Postby europa » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:23 pm

I understand they've scheduled an earth quake for friday night :roll:

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Postby sogood » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:37 pm

Good luck!

Anyone else racing from our club?
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:01 pm

sogood wrote:Good luck!

Anyone else racing from our club?


5 in total: Simon, Tim, Huw, ? and me
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:15 pm

Go hard Mike, can't wait for the race report, gory stack photos and all.... :wink:

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Postby heavymetal » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:34 pm

Good Luck Mike.

Don't forget the photos.

Watch out for stray dogs, pedestrians, spectators, and Daleks :?

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:09 pm

Gone over the bike, its had its first clean in a year, bikes don't get dirty at the track.

The weight weenies will love me, I've removed a link.
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Postby cludence » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:27 pm

If I get time I should wander over for a spy, I have never been there. What time is it?


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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:05 pm

First race is at 7pm. I'll be there around 6.30pm
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Postby alchemist » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:15 am

You'll have a blast. I'll be the guy with the blue MWMTB jersey on (and possibly muddy shoes)
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:45 am

Drop by and say hello, I'll be wearing the jersey in my avator
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Postby alchemist » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:50 am

heavymetal wrote:Watch out for stray dogs, pedestrians, spectators, and Daleks :?


Usually not a problem at DGV, although a couple of weeks ago in the Div 4 Wheelrace someone managed to ride straight into somebody else's handler straight of the start.
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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:11 pm

Be careful, a couple of weeks ago there was a bit of a crash at the Perth velodrome, a $3k teschner was destroyed along with some front teeth.
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:25 pm

tallywhacker wrote: Double bagging helps cut down on splinters and burns


Keh ?
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:17 pm

MichaelB wrote:
tallywhacker wrote: Double bagging helps cut down on splinters and burns


Keh ?


+1

Do you mean wearing extra layers of clothing?
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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:22 pm

MichaelB wrote:
tallywhacker wrote: Double bagging helps cut down on splinters and burns


Keh ?

wearing 2 pairs of knicks or a pair of knicks over tights. You come off on the track and you'll be glad you have 2 layers, hopefully only the outer one will burn
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Postby sogood » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:43 pm

LM has a number of burn marks around his jersey elbow. Incentive to stay upright. :wink:
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Postby alchemist » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:37 pm

Mike stayed upright and even managed to win the Div 4/5 combine,
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Postby cludence » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:41 pm

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Postby sogood » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:09 am

Nice! Mike has a talent and is on a roll!
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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:34 am

Well done Mike! :)
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:44 am

alchemist wrote:Mike stayed upright and even managed to win the Div 4/5 combine,


Actually I came third, the other Dulwich Hill rider (Huw) won, hench the confusion.

I thought I'd come second, but the awarded second to Emmerly, who trains at Canterbury (Tempe) Velodrome where Huw and I train.

I started on the back with Tim and then moved a little forward but higher up, taking the third line of riders, then I ended up on Huw's wheel and we slowly worked our way thru the pack until Huw was on the front on the second row with me behind. Huw moved forward and took the inside line with me behind and then with 100 metres to go Emmerly came screaming past and Huw and I reacted. Huw pulled her in and I went to the outside of Huw and I thought I had Emmerly but not the case.

Anyway it was an honor to ride the velodrome that was used for the 2000 Olympic games. I had heard about the surface being slippery, but apparently its only an issue with new tyres and I had well worn tyres Kenyda's :shock: ha ha.

Photo to follow.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:29 am

alchemist and me. Click for the biggie

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:37 am

Couple more photos, click for biggies

Banking is quite steep
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Here's my fellow club members
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Postby europa » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:10 pm

Well done mate. I've only been on an outside velodrome, bitumen track and twice the length (so the banking was nothing like that) and that was an experience in itself. Must've been awesome in there. Glad to see you had a bit of success with a bit of a challenge to make you come back too. Keep at it, don't forget, there are the master's games - you might still get to represent Oz.

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