In this week’s Bleat;
- Fence for Stromlo Criterium Track – update
- From the Desk of the Handicapper
- Seeking 26 inch wheeled bike for tall rider with disability
- Indoor Training
- Racing this Week
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
Fence for Stromlo Criterium Track – update
ABC television came to film during the crit race at Stromlo on Saturday. They are doing a story about cyclists and kangaroos, which may give some impetus to getting a fence installed around the track. I’ll post on Facebook once they let me know when it is planned to go to air.
Kim Malcolm (email@example.com) has taken the lead on this issue. Please support him in this endeavour by, if possible, lobbying other riders, the media and government representatives.
From the Desk of the Handicapper (in Massat, France)
Paul Hollings C to B.
Seeking 26 inch wheeled bike for tall rider with disability
I am looking for a bike with 26″ wheels…tourer, mountain bike, hybrid….anything with a big enough frame for someone 175cm tall. The man concerned was a keen cyclist, but now needs some giant training wheels due to a nasty degenerative condition effecting his balance and motor control. 26″ is as big as there wheels come. We tried to buy new but 26″ wheels with large frames are being phased out, thus are seeking second hand. Horizontal drop outs and low top bar would be an added bonus.
Please email Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0417898917 if you can help.
Get a head start on the upcoming Tuesday evening crits by coming to the Indoor Trainer sessions at Weston on Tuesday nights. Sessions start at 6:30 and run for about an hour. The program is set by Michael Aisbitt who provides excellent motivation and coaching tips for track, crit and road racing.
Training is in the hall at the Weston Community Centre. Enter from Hilder St Weston and veer to the right to find the lower car park. The hall is adjacent and opens at 6:00pm. The session is $10 and you must be a club member.
The final training session is on Tuesday 25th September.
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday, 22nd September: Breadalbane – Mini Tour
Where:Register at the community hall on Breadalbane Rd opposite the school by 9:45.
When: 10:00 am.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
The time trial will be out and back for a total of 20km. Riders must give way to traffic at the turn. The turn marshal cannot stop traffic. Full time trial kit is allowed.
The road race will be a 50km graded scratch. The start time for the road race will be decided on the day, based on the number of riders.
Presentations and afternoon tea will be held at the hall following the race. Come and enjoy the last Saturday race for the year.
Race Director: Simon Junakovic Contact: Email: email@example.com Ph 0418431903
Marshals: Doug Lean, David Wilson, Rowan McMurray, Mike Hayes, Ross MacPherson.
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who volunteered to help (noted below in black) at the races to September. The nominees (in blue) have been selected based on results from the previous summer race season and the period since they last helped at a race. Please advise your availability or unavailability to the race committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
We still require three race directors. Crit races are at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesdays and road races are on Sunday mornings.
|9th October||Crit||Richard Hedley||Michael Golding|
|16th October||Crit||Ben Robey
|21st October||Corin Dam Rd||Rico Fitch
|1 (finish chute)
|23rd October||Crit||Peta Brill
|30th October||Crit||Duane Toohey||Christophe Barberet|
|4th November||Uriarra||John Thorn||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Seymour Savell-boss*, David Jukes*, Lewis Cressy|
|6th November||Crit||Damian Copeland||Simon Wells|
|11th November||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Warwick Wilson
|1 (finish chute), Ian Preston|
|13th November||Crit||Simon Porombka
|18th November||Old Federal Highway||vacant||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Witham, Tim Brown, John Stokman, Stuart Roesler, Michael Brice|
|20st November||Crit||Roger Northcote
|25th November||Uriarra TT||Andy Matz
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Kim Malcolm *, Howard Moffat*, Peter Jovanovic|
|27th November||Crit||Michael David Brice
|2nd December||Old Federal Highway||Kim Malcolm
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Jonathan Chowns, Graham Tanton, Craig Tozer, Steve Curren|
|4th December||Crit||Patrick McNamara
|9th December||Dairy Flat||Nick Boylan
|1 (finish chute) Nick will source|
|11th December||Crit||vacant||Anthony Evans|
|16th December||Cotter Hill Climb||Nick Boylan
|2 (finish chute & 1 ETCs) Sue Powell*, Conan Liu|
|18th December||Crit||vacant||David Medlock|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.