Crit racing at Stromlo

Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:36 am

I'm going to swing by Stromlo after work today and check out the VCC action :)
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:47 am

HAKS wrote:I'm going to swing by Stromlo after work today and check out the VCC action :)


weather permitted, will do the same... but weather's not looking good after work :(
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby nescius » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:19 am

I raced last night, I think I finished 11th or 12th, not sure. I sat at the back and observed for most of the race then with 2 laps to go I moved up so that I was in 3rd position at the start of the sprint lap. Unfortunately I got boxed in, the two guys in front of me blew up on the way up the hill then I couldn't get around them because people were passing me and there were no gaps :( I made up a few places on the way down the hill and through collarbone corner but I was too far back to contest the sprint to the line. It was good fun, I think we completed 8 laps and my heart rate hit 187 (which is about 5 bpm higher than I thought my max was!). Hopefully I'll be there next week, but I'm not sure I'll be able to leave work early enough to get there.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:45 am

Nice work :). What was the average?

Anyone know how the CCC crits compare to the VCC in terms of numbers in F grade? I would assume CCC might get a few more?
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby nescius » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:03 pm

Average speed was something like 37.5 kmh, I think there were about 30 people in the race. Apparently numbers were down on last week where I think someone said they had 40 something in E Grade/Apprendiz. The speed was not a problem at all, the bunch stayed together pretty much the whole time but there was a wicked headwind going up the hill which is where everyone bunched up again each lap.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby vinvin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:28 pm

There was a nasty looking crash too, in B Grade I think, fifty metres from the finish line. The patient was kept on the road for at least half an hour before an ambulance took him away with full spinal caution. Hope he's alright.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:17 pm

:oops:

Didn't get out there 2nite unfortunately
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:28 am

I seriously hope Wednesday and Thursday arvo will be clear of any shower.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:01 pm

What day you planning on going Eric?
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:33 pm

HAKS wrote:What day you planning on going Eric?


If it's not raining at 5PM tomorrow at city, will head out on Wednesday to sign up for the 3-race pass.

Don't might heading out on Thursday too.

Finger crossed for good weather.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 am

You riding or just watching today Eric? F grade starts (AT) 5.15 so prob need to be there 5ish to register & race.

Anyone else heading out this arvo weather permitting?
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:17 am

HAKS wrote:You riding or just watching today Eric? F grade starts (AT) 5.15 so prob need to be there 5ish to register & race.

Anyone else heading out this arvo weather permitting?


Will race this afternoon if I go out. Will just roll from my place at 4PM to Stromlo.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby nescius » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:01 pm

I'm not going to make it out there this afternoon, good luck to anyone racing! (I hope it doesn't rain).
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:44 pm

nescius wrote:I'm not going to make it out there this afternoon, good luck to anyone racing! (I hope it doesn't rain).


OK, it rained. so no stromlo for me today unless it stops at 4 so I got time to roll there.

Weather permitted (and finger crossed) it's tomorrow, or next Wednesday for me.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:48 pm

Same here. It's raining sideways here (Symonston) & doubt the track would fully dry in 90min. Don't think first time crit & wet track would go down too well. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby twizzle » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:55 pm

Wusses - you haven't lived until you have done a 42 kph average lap around Stromlo in pouring rain, and spent the next two hours washing the dirt out of your mouth. :)

Yes - can be scary. But that track has phenomenal grip, even in the wet.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:24 pm

I was waiting for someone to say something along those lines :P

Thought it might be dry as I came through Woden but started raining again. Prob 50/50 chance it would dry/ish
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:49 pm

HAKS wrote:I was waiting for someone to say something along those lines :P

Thought it might be dry as I came through Woden but started raining again. Prob 50/50 chance it would dry/ish


Seeing that no more rain's coming, I think I will go out to Stromlo to just have a look. Or at least get the 3-race pass for the future.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:57 am

Weather looks better for this arvo/evening :)
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:29 pm

HAKS wrote:Weather looks better for this arvo/evening :)


looking forawrd to it today
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:41 pm

remember $5 for entry + license unless you got that last night :)
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:28 pm

What an experience! It's so much fun! :D
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:37 pm

+1 :)

Only 11 in F grade so a nice intro to the whole thing. Keen to try out Wed night now with some more numbers.
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby yyeric » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:40 pm

Are we supposed to return the racing number? It seems like it's still stucked on the back of my jersey.

btw, Good work today mate!
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Re: Crit racing at Stromlo

Postby HAKS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:50 pm

:lol: yeah but I doubt they will notice, just take it next time if you do the Thur one again.

Cheers :). You made me work for it when you went off the front with 3 to go :P
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