DGV winter racing?

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DGV winter racing?

Postby brawlo » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:33 am

Hey Sydneysiders,

A few of us were having a conversation about track training and winter and the idea was floated to head down to DGV if we had a few takers for some winter racing to keep all involved and interested.

The question therefore is what racing is on over winter and what days/times are the norm? Is there anything on for the juniors as well? I'm sure my 9yr old would love a go if it were possible.
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:53 am

I'm only new to the track this year, but I've been told that they run the RAW (race all winter) series at DGV during the winter months. It's on a Friday night and brings out trackies from a lot of the Sydney clubs. There are youtube videos of last years races about if you want to have a look. I believe they have juniors as well (at least they have junior elites).

DGV is also open for practice during the week for about $10.

I've never ridden at DGV and I'm looking forward to it. I did a crit there on the outdoor circuit last weekend and got to have a look at the velodrome while the state champioships was on. The thing is a wall! I had to stop myself from drooling onto the boards. :P

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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:43 am

i'm lookin forward to trying the RAW thing too !
last year i seem to recall the Bulldogs cheerleaders training in the middle too ... :D
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Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:49 am

That's a bonus or distraction! :mrgreen:
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:16 am

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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:38 am

Friday June 17.....
diarys already booked !
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:49 pm

What track racing have you done to date Scotto?
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby brawlo » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:26 pm

I'll have to try scheduling in a few early Friday finishes
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:13 pm

mikesbytes wrote:What track racing have you done to date Scotto?


just the friday nights at lidcombe, where i started off in d grade but got kicked out into c grade.
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:21 pm

That will make you Div4 at RAW

I still have an LACC number I need to return to someone from the Friday night racing.
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby brawlo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:34 am

Mikesbytes,

How does the grading system work. Do I have to get some experience in the boards before racing? Or will they just grade you low and see how you go?
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:55 pm

brawlo wrote:Mikesbytes,

How does the grading system work. Do I have to get some experience in the boards before racing? Or will they just grade you low and see how you go?


If you are new to track racing you can go in the novice race and stay there until you feel confident to race in the grades. Most do this the first week and race the next week onwards. If you have been racing on the Goulburn velodrome, then you will be ready to go straight into a grade.

Generally you can get advice from the other riders as to which grade to start in. If nobody knows you, then Crafty will figure it out for you. And if you find you got it wrong, you can move up or down as applicable. Pretty much everyone seems to sort it out, so I don't think there have been that many that have been told to move a grade, if any.

Its more fun to be in the right grade, so you don't tend get buglers
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:38 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Its more fun to be in the right grade, so you don't tend get buglers


It's quieter without buglers.

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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:33 am

i dont think these are the right size for my track bars - anyone know if they come in 33mm diameter, or just 28???

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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:47 am

i'm just a lttle bit excited and nervous in equal amounts !
RAW starts tonight :lol:
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby toppity » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:10 am

so....how did it go?
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:00 am

i managed to grab one of each placings in three races :lol:
the novice races though were all really sprints of varying length due to the handicapping ( which was fine)
only one ambulance needed and not for any of the beginners.
i guess its move up time to div 5 or 4 next week !!

great atmosphere and commentary. certainly any cyclist would enjoy watching it if bored one friday !
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Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Good to hear Scotto! 8)
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:22 pm

RAW was brilliant and Scott did an outstanding job showing up all of the novices. It's a great night out for everyone. You get riders from first timers all the way up to world champions racing. It's a great spectacle.

I'll be back next week; I've ordered a 14T cog but I suspect I'll have to up my chainring as well. That and seriously HTFU. I'm lighter, fitter and better looking than Scott, so I should be able to beat him :D I blame my poor gearing and the Spanish beef kebab he ate before racing.

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DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:58 pm

....That and seriously HTFU. I'm lighter, fitter and better looking than Scott, so I should be able to beat him :D

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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:57 pm

scotto wrote:
....That and seriously HTFU. I'm lighter, fitter and better looking than Scott, so I should be able to beat him :D

David


Rofl. A beard means you lost all rights to comment on my obvious beauty


I was going to say that your wife seems to like it, but someone else has volunteered to settle the matter for me next Friday night:
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Re: DGV winter racing?

Postby scotto » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:14 pm

black and white pic.
dont be shamed of the ranga beard :P
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