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Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:13 pm
by Karati
wizzfizz wrote:And I got last :P so you beat me too. Handicaps are not the easiest race, as you are possibly contending with riders much stronger than yourself, but the points are worth it if you can pull it off. A new rider, Ben, was there for his first race. And since I was taking it easy in prep for another race the next day, I conspired to start in the same slower group and look out for him.

Next week, Sat 18th, is a Graded Points Score at Wandi. This race is similar to the points racing on the track, in that there is a sprint for points on every lap, and who has the most points: wins. Should be interesting as I haven't done one before!

Registrations from 1pm, Racing from 2pm - see you there!


How'd you go at Pickering Brook Mark?

I was pretty upset that I couldn't make it...till i saw the weather!! I fell off training a week ago and have pretty bad groin strain. Would have won the grade over all too :(

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:25 pm
by wizzfizz
Karati wrote:How'd you go at Pickering Brook Mark?


Yeah not the best, 5th in TT and top 10 for the RR. There's many differences between D Grade at PDCC and MCC, I'm at the low end of the spectrum in age and weight at Peel but at the high end at Midland!

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:15 pm
by Karati
Heh...yeah I know what you mean. I'm going to sign up for C grade next time I think and try and hang on.

If I manage to get back on track on the next few weeks I'll try and get down to one of the PDCC races for a blast round.

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:46 am
by nickobec
PDCC Wandi points race D grade
race report on my blog or in BNA race report thread

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:41 pm
by nickobec
Race Report PDCC Presidents Cup Handicap Wandi race report on my blog or BNA race report thread it was fun

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:16 am
by wizzfizz
Sorry I missed it, been knocked out with the Flu since Wednesday... sounds like it was a good one!

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:58 am
by Karati
Going to come for a hoon around on 22nd September at Serpentine.

What times do the grades normally run at?

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:22 pm
by nickobec
Karati wrote:What times do the grades normally run at?

A Grade 1400 aka 2:00pm
B Grade 1402 aka 2:02pm
C Grade 1404 aka 2:04pm
D Grade 1406 aka 2:06pm
E Grade 1408 aka 2:08pm

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:29 pm
by Karati
Thanks Nick.

I'll make sure I'm there for 1.06pm so I get an hour warm up for d grade! :lol:

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:42 pm
by nickobec
Only takes 20 minutes for a warm up lap, so an hour will give you plenty of time for gasbagging ;-)

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:25 pm
by nickobec

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:21 pm
by wizzfizz
So for myself, the Club Champs went okay. I had to miss the previous weekend's President's Cup Handicap due to the Flu, so it was the first race back. Stuck it out in the bunch, no shenanigans, launched my sprint from 600m out with hopes of holding it, but some of the stronger guys jumped on my wheel and kept hauling after I peaked. 4th place in the end.

We still have a race on tomorrow thou, Serpentine Course.
Regs from 1pm, racing from 2pm.
Hit up the website for a map.

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:06 am
by nickobec

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:41 pm
by cant_stop
I thought that I would give a quick race report for this past Saturday as it was reading Nick's that got me interested in signing up to race a couple of months ago in the first place. Perhaps I will have the same effect on someone else!

E Grade 22nd September Serpentine:

This was the second last road race of the season so I had put a lot of thought into doing well throughout the week. My plan was to stay disciplined and save myself for the final sprint as in the past I have attempted some stupid tactics only to blow up before the line. It was a small field of myself and four others, I picked someone I knew was likely to do well to keep an eye on and we were off.

Generally I don't do much work on the front, not for tactical reasons but because more often than not I am at 85-90% max heart rate whilst in the pace line which is something I've been trying to work on with base style training. Because of this I did a turn on the front for the first 4 or so km as hiding in the bunch for the final sprint isn't something I want to be known for. The rest of the pace work was shared between two other riders for the majority of the race who took turns doing long pulls into a headwind, I was impressed to say the least.

By the time we turned onto the final straight with 3km to go there were four of us left and I was sure I was about to be dropped. With about a km to go a relatively new rider attached but another rider and I quickly caught up and slotted in behind. Although I planned to start my sprint with 200m to go the adrenaline of the situation got to me and for reasons unknown I launched my attack at 400m. I quickly gained a 15m gap on the other two only to be faced with the all too common sinking feeling of fading before the line! In the end I placed 2nd, 9 seconds behind the winner. Talking to the winner after the race I realised my sprint had been 2km faster than his, just goes to show what could have been given the right timing!

I'm looking forward to next weeks race and hopefully I can get a win before crits start in November!

Matt

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:10 am
by nickobec
PDCC Nambeelup 29 September 2012 C & D report on blog or BNA race report thread
only slightly better race for me than WizzFizz (he was off his bike and on the timing apparatus)

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:00 am
by wce
Just noticed, the time trial summer series starts this Wednesday, Hopeland TT course. Great event for those looking to try out a 16km time trial :)

Re: Road Racing 2012 - Peel Districts Cycling Club

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:08 pm
by tomdex
wce wrote:Just noticed, the time trial summer series starts this Wednesday, Hopeland TT course. Great event for those looking to try out a 16km time trial :)

You've convinced me, I'll be there having a go Reg :mrgreen: