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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:32 pm

Ok, I've worked out the next 3 races for me;

Friday 27th July
Dunc Gray div 4 track racing. No idea what is going to happen, we shall see.

Saturday 4th August
Ride for Life Centennial Park top loop (12 laps). Open vetrans race. Will be racing against A grade riders, yes some of the vets are A grade and I'm also racing against elite females. Expecting an average speed of over 41kph, despite being a hill course. Strategy is to sit in for as long as I can. Goal is not to get big cramps and not to get lapped.

Saturday 11th August
Criterion Racing Heffron Park Club C. Strategy is to push hard from the beginning and break it apart.

Ah, but the thing about strategy's is that they can be changed on the fly
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Postby sogood » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:39 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Saturday 11th August
Criterion Racing Heffron Park Club C. Strategy is to push hard from the beginning and break it apart.

I like that! That would be fun to watch. :D
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:41 pm

Well I clocked up 135k's today,was more than I wanted but hammering on the way out...kept a 33av on the way out,at the half way mark thought I may of over done it,no breakfast and no food...stopped at the garage at about 85km,2 protein bars and choc bars,only kept it down for 10k's then it all came back up :( .Suffered like a dog for the last 40k's but kept the average above 30.
Now only need to do that 4 or 5 more times before putting down some killer laps at hefron in a couple of weeks.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:53 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Well I clocked up 135k's today,was more than I wanted but hammering on the way out...kept a 33av on the way out,at the half way mark thought I may of over done it,no breakfast and no food...stopped at the garage at about 85km,2 protein bars and choc bars,only kept it down for 10k's then it all came back up :( .Suffered like a dog for the last 40k's but kept the average above 30.
Now only need to do that 4 or 5 more times before putting down some killer laps at hefron in a couple of weeks.


Um, new strategy for Sat 11th, suck toolonglegs wheel and try not to get dropped :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:11 am

Results

Friday 27th July
Dunc Gray div 4 track racing

The first 3 div 4 races were broken up into smaller groups and the last race was all in + div 5 riders

Race 1
Scratch 10-12 laps (perhaps alchemist can remember how many laps. 15-20 riders
4th place.
I was a bit too far back when I kicked, but really pleased with the result.

Race 2
Scratch 3 laps 8 riders
6th place.
I simply ain't fast enough for such a short race.

Race 3
Scratch 12 laps. 15 - 20 riders
6th place.
Once again I was too far back to fight for it. My mistake was about 2/3rd's thru the race I should of moved myself further up, I had been riding high on the track and got stuck behind another rider that was doing the same, I should of gone even higher and gone around.

Race 4
15 laps, 8 of which were paced out by a div 1 rider, followed by 7 laps without being paced. 30 - 40 riders
2nd place.
For a while I was boxed in and eventually Tim my team mate, came up beside me and then let me out and I moved up, but towards the end I was way too far back, I ended up on the wheel of the same rider I got stuck behind on the previous race, but this time a gap developed on the inside and that rider and I went thru it and then moved up the track. On the last lap we went around the outside and went for it, but he was too strong for me and crossed the line about 3/4 of bike length in front of me.
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Postby alchemist » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:06 pm

Round 1 was a 10 lap scratch - I went out early and died

Round 2 was the sprint - I went out early (2nd place and a warning for me :oops: )

Round 3 had the lead out from the Div 1 Rider I was off the back from the start and never got on.

Round 4 was the combine scratch - I went out early (starting to see a pattern) and died
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Postby europa » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:14 pm

Did you both manage to miss the Labradors?

Good on you both. Dammit, I'm thinking about the track season again now too. Nah, I'll just use Edwardstown for training.

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Postby alchemist » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:45 pm

europa wrote:Dammit, I'm thinking about the track season again now too.


It is strangely addictive.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:58 pm

I got 3 and 4 a bit mixed up, the result is correct but the races themselves are swapped.

Felt a bit stuffed training this morning. You don't do a lot of distance at the track but it sure takes it out of you.
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:24 pm

Great effort Mike, grats.

'spose track tactics are way different from the road?

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:09 pm

Mulger bill wrote:'spose track tactics are way different from the road?


I would seem that position is more important on the track than on the road, because there is less room to move yourself up.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:17 pm

Didn't do so well with the photos on Action Snaps this week, this one is the best of the pick

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Rob, did you find any of yourself? Also there's some good ones of your mates, particularly Richard.
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Postby alchemist » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:34 pm

Well, that's me in the bottom right hand corner the pic you posted.

Here I am going off the front in the scratch race.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:52 pm

alchemist wrote:Well, that's me in the bottom right hand corner the pic you posted.


So we both had an eye on the lady
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Postby alchemist » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:29 pm

So I guess you wont be a the track this Friday - resting up for Saturday (which is probably a very smart move)

I've got my own little series of races which I'll be having a loose competition with my mates & any one else that wants to join in. http://forums.farkin.net/showthread.php?t=94628

Enduro – WWS 8hr Round 6 – Sparrow Hill August 5th
XC – KHS NSW/ACT State XC Round 3 – SCUM August 12th
Road Race – Central Coast Cycling Club Calga August 18th
Cyclocross – MWMTB Arcadia August 19th
Track – FNWTR Combine Scratch Race August 24th
DH – CORC Mt Stromlo August 26th
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:52 pm

Saturday race is going to be a killer, there will be A grade riders and there's no where to hide when you have to go up the hill 12 times
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:26 pm

They have allocated us a measily 55minutes to complete 35k of hill racing.

http://www.rideforlife.org.au/2007/index2.php?id=full_program

I'm on at 10.15am
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:35 pm

mikesbytes wrote:They have allocated us a measily 55minutes to complete 35k of hill racing.

http://www.rideforlife.org.au/2007/index2.php?id=full_program

I'm on at 10.15am


You are going to have to ride quick to get back to see the Fashion Show !!!!

Good luck !!
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:46 pm

MichaelB wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:They have allocated us a measily 55minutes to complete 35k of hill racing.

http://www.rideforlife.org.au/2007/index2.php?id=full_program

I'm on at 10.15am


You are going to have to ride quick to get back to see the Fashion Show !!!!

Good luck !!


According to the timetable, I need to average 38.1kph, which is no big deal on a flat course, but on a hill course....
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Postby sogood » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:40 pm

Good luck Mike!
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Postby Bnej » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:48 pm

38 :shock: good luck!
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:58 pm

Bnej wrote:38 :shock: good luck!


I need your climbing legs
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:32 pm

Well that was embarrassing, as soon as I hit the main flat straight, there was a head wind and I suck in a head wind. Going up hill isn't a problem but head winds tend to get me. Result was that I was dropped at the beginning of the first lap. Not a good sign for next weeks assault on Heffron, where it is quite often windy. Anyway out by myself, I teamed up with another rider I sometimes train with from another club and we set off after a group in front of us, after about 4 laps we almost had them, George made the gap and I didn't, so I circulated slowly and got lapped on about lap 7, compared with lap 11 last year. Around lap 10, I lapped my fellow club member so I slowed down and cruised around with him.

Then I went off to find a hole to hide in.

Last April or so when I raced in the Sydney road racing championships, I was battling with riders who lapped me today. Oh well...
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Postby sogood » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:41 am

Winds have been picking up from around 8-9am in the last few days. Very nasty.

Fear not, at least you entered and raced. It's a nice course and the repeated climbs of that hill is brutal.
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:38 pm

...would you like to postpone our epic break for a week?,I haven't been on the bike for 2 weeks at least and was at Byron for a festival over the weekend and then a nice 750k drive back last night without stopping...foolish I know!...so may well not be up to much but sleep for the next 3 days!...
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