RAW 2013 - June 14th

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:42 pm

familyguy wrote:How often is this on? I've nearly rebuilt my track wheels!

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Get out there, Jim. You can sit with the LACC guys. We'll give you a jersey and a transfer form. We're trying to beat Dulwich Hill for the club championships this year and we're ahead so far.

Vander, you need to get your butt out there too. You're too fast to be sitting at home. Exams are over, do some work for your club.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby vander » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:05 am

Hasnt been exams that have been the problem, I have been sick. This week I am at the AFL, next week I promise :)
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby siennatrack » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:41 am

Hey BFV what sort of training are you guys doing to compete at RAW i havn't ridden the track in nearly 20yrs and i am giving it some serious thought . I have been getting some miles in but only about 250 k a week and i dont want to look like a goose but i most likely will so don't be to harsh with a reply cheers.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:52 am

Sienna, there's a grade for everyone, novices up. If you're doing 250k a week and you can ride a fixie, you can probably jump straight into Div 5 and get up to Div 4 pretty quickly. Of course, if you haven't done it for a while, have a go in Novice, where the distances between people are visible, and the competition isn't fierce.

You won't look like a goose at all. We have guys showing up who strain the seems of a 3XL, guys who show up in shy shorts, and we had a guy who forgot his kit and rode the night in a pair of skinny jeans a t-shirt (he has now been given the nickname "Levi" and assigned the race number 501).

Will you get ribbed occasionally? Yes (this is Australia). Will you get encouragement and advice from your fellow riders? Yes, lots of it. Will you have lots of fun? Yes. Will you see some really good racing? Yes.

Stop over thinking it and get on your bloody bike. This is probably the only sport in the world where first timers and world champions compete on the same field, straight after each other, and then share a sausage sanga afterwards.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:22 am

vander wrote:Hasnt been exams that have been the problem, I have been sick. This week I am at the AFL, next week I promise :)


AFL? There's a cream that will cure that now.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby familyguy » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:38 pm

Well that was fun, thanks BFV. Lots of room in Novice for a slow old guy like me, though I reckon another one of those and I'll try Div. 5. I'll work on the ratio for next time, too, I was a little spinny.

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:22 am

familyguy wrote:Well that was fun, thanks BFV. Lots of room in Novice for a slow old guy like me, though I reckon another one of those and I'll try Div. 5. I'll work on the ratio for next time, too, I was a little spinny.

Jim


Spinny is good if you're just starting out but good you enjoyed it. 8)

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:09 pm

Family guy, great to meet you
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:14 pm

Friday night we had mikesbytes, eleri, familyguy, bigfriendlyvegan,scotto, brawlo and at least three others whose screen name I can't remember at the moment. All we need now is our glorious leader, aubicycles, and we can have a proper meetup.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:59 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Friday night we had mikesbytes, eleri, familyguy, bigfriendlyvegan,scotto, brawlo and at least three others whose screen name I can't remember at the moment. All we need now is our glorious leader, aubicycles, and we can have a proper meetup.

And I was there making sure you lot were behaving yourself on the track ;-)
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby familyguy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:29 pm

You'd think we'd have noticed you Alex...

foo on patrol wrote:Spinny is good if you're just starting out but good you enjoyed it. 8)


Yeah, there's good spinny and bad spinny. This was the bad one, the one where you bounce out of the saddle if you push it :lol:

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:06 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Friday night we had mikesbytes, eleri, familyguy, bigfriendlyvegan,scotto, brawlo and at least three others whose screen name I can't remember at the moment. All we need now is our glorious leader, aubicycles, and we can have a proper meetup.

And I was there making sure you lot were behaving yourself on the track ;-)


I thought that was you, not many cyborgs around. I just wasn't used to seeing you out of RST kit (i.e. without your "clothes" on).
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:45 pm

Alex is hard to spot when he's not wearing lycra
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:04 am

familyguy wrote:You'd think we'd have noticed you Alex...

foo on patrol wrote:Spinny is good if you're just starting out but good you enjoyed it. 8)


Yeah, there's good spinny and bad spinny. This was the bad one, the one where you bounce out of the saddle if you push it :lol:

Jim


Yep that be bad, us a ratchet strap to anchor ones self to the seat then. :mrgreen:

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby brawlo » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:46 am

It was good fun. Looking forward to the next couple of weeks.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:00 am

Wearing civvies, long daks and fat, not what most people would have seen like me when out at the racing. :)
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby familyguy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:04 pm

Heading back out for tomorrow night. Warmup can start at 6, right? First racing 6:30?

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby vander » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:17 pm

familyguy wrote:Heading back out for tomorrow night. Warmup can start at 6, right? First racing 6:30?

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First race (AT) 7, doors open from 6.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby familyguy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:27 pm

Ah, cool. Gives me some travel and traffic headroom.

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby HLC » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:27 pm

I'm coming out for the first time tonight too. So will have a crack in Novice or Div 5. Never raced before, done a fair bit of track time though.

I'll be on the red sparkly Bridgestone.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:47 pm

Come and have a chat to the guys in black and gold. You'll find vander, familyguy and myself there, among others.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby familyguy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:12 am

Another top night. Better sort my front end and elbows for next time!

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:47 am

familyguy wrote:Another top night. Better sort my front end and elbows for next time!

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Funnily enough, by wife told me the same thing last night.
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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby familyguy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:11 pm

What does she suggest I do? Or should we be "fixing" your elbows? :lol:

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Re: RAW 2013 - June 14th

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:44 pm

I'll send you a special video link via pm :)
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