Rockhampton Track Carnival

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Rockhampton Track Carnival

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:41 pm

What an excellent event but how pathetic was the support, well actually, lack of support from the big Brisbane Clubs! Bloody disgraceful and showed utter contempt for the Norther Club! :evil:

I was to fat old and slow to figure in the money but Brades did. :D

On the positive, I got to put a face to a name = Brades and I picked up a rear CF Disc for a goodly price. :mrgreen:

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Re: Rockhampton Track Carnival

Postby thearthurdog » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:45 pm

I was a member of the Rockhampton Club for a long time (I grew up there). I went to the Rocky Carnival last year but couldn't manage it this year. I do wonder why they moved it away from its traditional January spot though? I would guess that the vast majority of track riders have finished with track racing for the year now.
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Re: Rockhampton Track Carnival

Postby brades68 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:41 pm

Thanks Foo, great to meet you too. I'm not as old, not as fuller framed but slower than you. I nearly got a cold when you come around me in the keirin! But you did have a good sit :)

And how good was it for the Silver Fox to place in that race?

@theaurthurdog, our only available date in January was smack bang in the middle of Junior & Masters States. Brisbane clubs are notoriously poor supporters of regional events so the consideration was they wouldn't travel anyway so close to States (which we have to anyway - don't start me about a rocky to brisbane round trip for my u13 girl to race 2 races at Nundah 2 yrs ago because CQ wouldn't provide a road race for u9,11 & 13 or track states for a grand total of about 4 min racing) so it was pushed to end of season in the hope those south of the Pine River would make an effort. Nope. It was in the CQ Calendar...... admittedly not as early as it should have been, but that wasn't because of the Club. I'm sure you'll be able to workout where that communication bottleneck was :/

Not only did Foos crew (poetry!) from Ipswich turn up, we had a good crew from Townsville, Bundy, Mackay and Cairns as well as Conor Rowley (Vic), man i'd hate to feed him, William Keys from Bendigo, a young bloke from UQ and a few young blokes from Bris.

Everyone had a great time, no crashes, and a lot of support from the crowd and other riders.

2 races spring to mind, the first A grade Mens Scratch where Alex Clairs, Connor Reardon, Bailey Goltz and Jake Van Der Vliet ripped the field apart and after Lara Tucker did a Flying 200 she was challenged to race a standing lap by one of our little (and i mean little, baggy knicks little) u9 girls! Foo wouldn't have heard Mia blowing up when she was given the inside, she wanted the outside! She got an early push..... by the Chief Commisaire .... so it was legit and eventually Lara was turned lose to do the right thing and catch her but 'let' her win. Memories created there!

The other race of note (in my eyes!) was when i romped home in the 3 lap scratchie. By romped i mean i barely dragged myself across the line somehow managing to keep my lungs and heart inside my chest! I was so happy coming up to the finish and not seeing any shadows sweeping up behind me. I'm sure a couple of my club mates controlled things a little for me. I might try this training thing before next year.

See you next year!

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Re: Rockhampton Track Carnival

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:41 pm

You certainly will and by the sounds of it, we will have a Mini Bus coming up. 8)

The Fox was going very well, especially when you remember that he broke his pelvis and collapsed his lung, a month ago! :shock:

Don't know about flying past you in the Keirin but I was finishing faster than the place getters. :shock:

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Re: Rockhampton Track Carnival

Postby brades68 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:00 am

Photos of the Lara vs Mia Challenge.

https://www.facebook.com/RockyCupOnWhee ... 8529481406

:D :D :D
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Re: Rockhampton Track Carnival

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:38 pm

That will stick in Mias' mind for ever. :lol:

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