Peel districts race series

Peel districts race series

Postby Pravda » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:20 pm

Hey guys, I'm trying to find out a bit more about the PDCC race series.
I know there's a few people from the club on the forums and I wanted to know if anyone can ride in the series. I have a silver CA membership so would have to buy a race license but wanted to know a bit about grading and how that works. I'd think I'm probably about C Grade at the moment.
Thanks in advance.
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by BNA » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: Peel districts race series

Postby wizzfizz » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:55 pm

Howdy,

PDCC grades are about 1 step away from the Open grades, so a PDCC C Grade is about the same as an Open D Grade. As an example the PDCC C Grade avg speeds have been about 36-37kmph this season, with starting numbers around 20 people. Sprint speeds are approaching 60kmph.

If you look fit, generally you get to start in C, and if that proves too fast for you then you can step down to D/E for your next race. Unless of course you want to jump straight into A or B, then be our guest :)

It's all a bit of fun anyway when you find the right grading, people who take club races too seriously need to have a good look at themselves :)
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Re: Peel districts race series

Postby Pravda » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:49 pm

Sounds good mate,
C grade sounds like it'd suit me just fine. Will hopefully get down for a race on the 21st.
Cheers,
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Re: Peel districts race series

Postby nickobec » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:11 am

To answer the specific questions
Pravda wrote:I wanted to know if anyone can ride in the series.

Yes, I believe non members pay $20 a race

Pravda wrote:I have a silver CA membership so would have to buy a race license

Couple of choices, buy a 1 day permit $33 or a 3 event permit $45 at the event, or upgrade your silver to a gold for 6 months, you should be able to do that online and will give you access to the remaining Peel road races (two after this weekend's Pinjarra Classic), the crit season which is a couple of months away, with access to races by PDCC, CWA and RCCC in November & December as well as PDCC's Wednesday summer TT series.

Pravda wrote:but wanted to know a bit about grading and how that works. I'd think I'm probably about C Grade at the moment.

As whizzfizz said, if you look fit, you will start in C grade.

Depending how you go in your first race, the following race you could be in B, C, D or E grade.

D grade averaged 34-35 kph this season with sprints hitting close to 55kph. As there are less riders in D (usually a dozen or so), the overall pace is less frantic than C grade.
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Re: Peel districts race series

Postby Pravda » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:22 pm

Cheers Nick,
I'm definitely going to try and make it down this weekend.
Cheers,
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Re: Peel districts race series

Postby nickobec » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:34 pm

Ben

Good luck for Saturday, come over and say hi, I ride a blue Fuji, no idea what kit I will be wearing.

Mark aka Whizzfizz is easy to spot, he is the one on the computer/timing gear or riding the white and blue Cell. If you look fit you will be riding with him in C grade.

If you look unfit, you might end up with me in D grade,
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