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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:40 pm

Well done Mike, goodonya :D

Have to wait till I get home for th' piccies... bl00dy filters :x

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:32 pm

europa wrote: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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I didn't get beaten by anyone younger than me last night, but there were blokes in the other races who would of shown me how its done.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:39 pm

The results are up

http://home.vtown.com.au/~pcraft/week%206%2007.htm

I'm under clemont and clement

That confirms that I came 5th in the handicap race, I must of unlapped myself rather than other taken.

Still pretty pleased with 3rd in Division 4, it was my first race with lots of riders.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:47 pm

There was an accident on the night involving around 5 riders, one of which I new "Paul". At the time it was thought that no one had any significant injuries, but not true, "Paul" has fractured his pelvis and will be on crutches for 6 weeks
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Postby europa » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:41 pm

mikesbytes wrote:There was an accident on the night involving around 5 riders, one of which I new "Paul". At the time it was thought that no one had any significant injuries, but not true, "Paul" has fractured his pelvis and will be on crutches for 6 weeks


Bugga. That's a badun. Pass on our regards please mate.

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:41 pm

After the fall he was commenting that the forks on his track bike were damaged, that was before he was aware of his own damage.

His wife is the national womans track champ, she'll probably be at the track on Monday night, if she is there I'll send our regards.
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Postby tuco » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:09 am

mikesbytes wrote:There was an accident on the night involving around 5 riders, one of which I new "Paul". At the time it was thought that no one had any significant injuries, but not true, "Paul" has fractured his pelvis and will be on crutches for 6 weeks


Nasty! I was at a BBQ at the club one day and I had a club member telling me to get into track riding and at the same time pointing out on the track where he crashed and ruptured a disc in his back. NOT the way to get someone on the track!

Well done on the result. Good to here someone else's race results.
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Postby alchemist » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:25 am

That's a bugger about Paul (get well soon) - I think he'll be kicking himself whe he sees the video as he rode straight down into the crash after intially looking like he was going to avoid it.

I had a reasonably good night. Took it easy during the warm up scratch race. Managed to take 3rd place comfortably in the Win-n-out but am kicking myself for not sprinting for second. In the mystery lapper was going well but the kids I was off the front with slowed a lot & I was swamped by the field
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:58 am

Apparently its the only accident that has happened all season.

From what I could see on the video, a rider managed to get himself off the track on the inside and then put himself back on the track, which he had no choice but to do. When he went back on he banged handlebars with the other rider and the both went down.

If Donna turns up tonight I'll see what the situation is
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Postby alchemist » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:05 am

There's been a few falls in the first couple of weeks, but the only thing broken was people's pride.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:42 pm

Spoke to Donna last night and Paul's got a broken pelvis. He will be on crutches for 6 - 12 weeks TBC. Donna was joking that she gets a new bike now, apparently they have a deal that when Paul gets hurt Donna gets a new bike. Under the joke she looked quite sad and did less training than normal.
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Postby sogood » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:46 pm

Pelvic fractures are bad news. It may ruin your sex life. Fingers crossed. :?
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Postby MichaelB » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:34 pm

alchemist wrote:Crash video is up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KRoHFjs5H8


Ouch :cry:

Closing screen needs to be updated ......

Why did the guy in front slow down so dramatically ?
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:20 pm

I'm not impressed by that, how come the don't know about Paul ?
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:44 pm

I saw Paul tonight and things are a little better than it was thought previously.

The break is a good break and he will be on crutches for only 2 - 3 weeks. After that he can do some gentle riding on a stationary bike.
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