Track Race Report Thread

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby Xplora » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:02 pm

Penrith needs closer velodrome access to get a bit more interest... I reckon something at Stanhope Gardens near the pool would be a good one, puts it in reach of the Hills, Windsor and Blacktown. It's hard, because there are a lot of guys coming down from the mountains, and DGV is a LONG way from them. DGV feels a long way from me in Seven Hills!
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby g-boaf » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:14 pm

DGV is also a fair way from me too (I'm just one suburb away from you). Merrylands is really my closest Velodrome, but I don't know if they even run there on Wednesday nights anymore. Anyhow, I'm a different club to them.
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby dalai47 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:19 pm

mikesbytes wrote:I've entered the M5 IP and Points at the Aussie masters champs. Air tickets booked. I was hoping to get accom walking distance from the velodrome. Any suggestions please PM me. Is there anyone who could give me a lift?


Not many hotels close by. Found Budget 1 Hotel in Preston on booking.com. 3.6km from the venue so not really walking distance...

Can't help you on Thursday as I am at work that day, but could possible pick you up on Saturday if you end up staying close to DISC?
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby HLC » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:29 pm

Xplora wrote:Penrith needs closer velodrome access to get a bit more interest... I reckon something at Stanhope Gardens near the pool would be a good one, puts it in reach of the Hills, Windsor and Blacktown. It's hard, because there are a lot of guys coming down from the mountains, and DGV is a LONG way from them. DGV feels a long way from me in Seven Hills!


Stanhope would be great. I'm at Quakers ha ha most of our 'mighty ducks' crew is from the North West

Made the trek to DGV for RAW last year and summer series this year. Certainly a lot further to go compared to where I lived in relation to speeddome in Perth!
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:40 am

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Des Kid is racing the sprint (flying 200) and scratch race M10


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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby Cossie Phil » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:24 pm

Had my first taste of A grade last night courtesy of no B grade competitors and our friendly man on the mike, Mr BFV:)

It was a good experience an chance to see how much more work I need to do before RAW.

Managed a 3rd in the scratch but in the process burnt all my matches and the box they were in!
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:33 pm

You only think you burnt the box Cossie. :lol:

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby Cossie Phil » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:47 pm

Haha, a dnf in the snowball that came next says the box was at least smouldering! I'm back to my midweek bunch efforts so should hopefully get back to form pretty quick:) still battling to stay with my usual bunch at the moment. I'm still kicking myself for waiting so long to start racing!
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby Derny Driver » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:59 pm

Derny Driver wrote:Patton is multiple Australian Pursuit champion.
He had a bit of practice taking out the NSW pursuit as well, leading up to nationals. 3:29, ten seconds quicker than anyone in NSW.
I walked the line for him a couple of years ago. Got a look at his schedule. He was riding 102 inches.

foo, your Qld buddy Patten won the pursuit, points race and 150+ teams pursuit at Nationals
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:59 pm

Good stuff DD! 8)

The silver Fox also got second in Masters 8 scratch race. (Ron Hickson) :mrgreen:

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ne ... k/2196118/

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:29 pm

Cossie Phil wrote:Had my first taste of A grade last night courtesy of no B grade competitors and our friendly man on the mike, Mr BFV:)

It was a good experience an chance to see how much more work I need to do before RAW.

Managed a 3rd in the scratch but in the process burnt all my matches and the box they were in!


You did well. I also forgot to tell you the rule that once you go up, you can't go back. :)

Nice Madison as well, BTW.
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby brades68 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:06 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Good stuff DD! 8)

The silver Fox also got second in Masters 8 scratch race. (Ron Hickson) :mrgreen:

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ne ... k/2196118/

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:26 am

The masters 8 scratch race was M8,9,10+ combined. I was impressed with Des Kidd, who is a M11 rider, only getting dropped with 4 laps to go in what seemed a hot pace for 65+ year olds
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby brawlo » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:43 pm

Not bad for an old fella with a pacemaker!
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:46 pm

brawlo wrote:Not bad for an old fella with a pacemaker!


Didn't know he had a pacemaker.

Is he still living in Gouldburn?
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby brawlo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:41 pm

Yeah still here. Puts more time in at the track than anyone else by a long shot. I'd love to have even a small part of his enthusiasm if I make it to his age!
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby dalai47 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:45 pm

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Last night indoors at DISC, first race I'm in 3rd wheel and the guy in front of me went down coming out of the turn into the back straight. He got too close to the wheel in front and he steered his front wheel onto the duckboard which then washed out. I had no time to react and went straight over him for a full height somersault. Landed heavily on my left shoulder - not a mark on the helmet but the end result is a broken collar bone! All is aligned so they suggest the conservative approach and just sling. Will look at the possibility of pinning...
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:52 pm

Oh dear


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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Dat be a wee bit ugly. :(

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby dalai47 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:26 pm

Just got my bike back and downloaded the bike computer data - was going 55km/hr at the time...

Saw a sports doctor today - he feels how my bone is lined up that there would be little benefit pinning, but I still organised an appointment with a surgeon on Tuesday for their opinion.
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:10 am

Yep that's gunna do some damage when you hit the ground at that speed. :lol:

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby KGB » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:29 am

I'd want it pinned. Some of the collarbones I've seen "fix themselves" have turned out shocking.
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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:27 pm

Mine is plated. Every collarbone that I've seen that wasn't punned or plated has turned out crocked, some even had a narrowed shoulder


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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:43 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Mine is plated. Every collarbone that I've seen that wasn't punned or plated has turned out crocked, some even had a narrowed shoulder


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This is very true Mike as I have a mate that is the same and someone else I know also. :(

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Re: Track Race Report Thread

Postby dalai47 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:01 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Mine is plated. Every collarbone that I've seen that wasn't punned or plated has turned out crocked, some even had a narrowed shoulder


That would reduce my frontal area so could reduce my cdA... :wink:
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