In the Bleat this week;
- From the Desk of the Handicapper
- Missing Vest
- Winter Pointscore progress scores
- Racing this Week
- Race Report
- From the Race Committee
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
Jan Koehler (standing in for Ian Morton)
From the Desk of the Handicapper:
Wayne Donchi D to C
Seymour Savell-Boss B to A
Matt Hinchcliffe B to A
Paul Hollings B to A
Arron Sedgmen B to A
Robert Langridge B to A
Roger Northcote B to A
Owain Tilley C to B
These mass promotions usually backfire as most of the riders vanish from the scene for the next six months, but I’ll try it again in the hope that it will also encourage more current A graders, perhaps suffering PTSD from their last flogging at the hands of the Crispin-Tiffen machine, to come out and at least try to inflict some pain on the newcomers. It’s always better to be the hammer than the nail.
Please come out to support the winter championships this weekend at the Uriarra homestead. This course is relatively flat so it won’t be determined by the best climber riding everyone else of his/her wheel. It will be stop/start, cat-and-mouse and sometimes fast-and-furious riding that will determine the winner. Come out and enjoy a different style of racing.
I was proud to be part of the winning group at this year’s 116km Cootamundra Classic. Unfortunately, my part ended with still 18km remaining as the legs totally shut down after pedalling faster than they’ve ever been for such a distance. Simone Grounds made history by being the first ever female winner, while Darrel Wheeler, who won the race in 1963 and is a former age group world champion, was in the top ten.
Someone racing in either C or D grade at Sutton Driver Training Centre accidently picked up my white vest thinking it was theirs. I have your vest. Can you please contact me to make a swap. Thanks
Ian McVay firstname.lastname@example.org 0406378509
With only 5 races remaining on the winter road program it would seem that Steve Crispin has an unassailable lead for first place while the remaining men’s placings and the women’s pointscore are more evenly contested. The top five leaders in the men’s and women’s pointscore to 24th August are:
Steve Crispin 128
Gerard Tiffen 106
Ross Robinson 96
Seymour Savell-Boss 75
Ian McVay 73
Linda Stals 56
Kirsti McVay 52
Elizabeth Lowe 50
Rosemary Robinson 46
Jan Koehler 33
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday 31st Aug 2019: Uriarra Homestead
Where: Assemble at Uriarra Rd / Brindabella Rd, T-Junction. From North Canberra it’s slightly faster via Coppins crossing & right onto Uriarra Road. From Sth Canberra follow Cotter Road down to bridge crossing, turn right onto Brindabella Road.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number
Club Championship course
M1 to M5 start on Brinbabella Road, ride to Mt McDonald turnaround and return, left at Homestead to short turn, down to top of crossing (TOC) and return to Homestead for 1 lap. Repeat for a 2nd lap. Distance 48km.
M6 to M9 and all Women start at Homestead, short turn, TOC, Mt McDonald, short turn, TOC finish. Distance 39km.
Race Director: Shane Warburton: email@example.com ph: 0410620586
Marshals: Conan Liu, John Paul De Sousa, David Jukes, Robert Brunato, Michael Payne
Sutton Driver Training Centre, Graded Scratch – 24th August
Race Director’s Report
No report this week
From the Race Committee
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help. Nominees, in blue have been selected based on results from the previous race season and the period since they last helped at a race. Nominees are requested to advise their availability/unavailability to the race committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Summer series crit races are held at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesday evenings and road races are held on Sunday mornings.
|07-Sep||Stromlo FP west – Uriarra||Andrew Remely
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Andy Matz*, Bob Miller*, Ed (Keith) Joliffe*, Gerard Tiffen|
|14-Sep||Stromlo FP||Matt Hinchcliffe
|1 (finish chute) Jeremy Ross|
|21-Sep||Breadalbane||Rainer Wilton||4 (2 drivers, [short turn & finish chute] & far turn marshal) Lewis Cressy, Rowan McMurray, Terry Merrigan, Alex Sommariva|
|28-Sep||Dog Trap Road||Rico Fitch
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Adam Potts, David Dickson, Warwick Wilson, David Johnson, Stjepan Hirsler|
|1 (finish chute) david wilson|
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Seymour Savell-Boss*, Neil Burton*, Lindsay Graham* Christopher Hodgson|
|Felipe Lopes Reis|
|10-Nov||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Bryan Holloway
|1 (finish chute) vacant|
|17-Nov||Old Federal Highway||Ian Preston
|4 (2 drivers, finish chute & 1 turn marshals) Peter Kitchen, Ben McDuff, Gai Monahan Brandie O’Connor|
|24-Nov||Uriarra||vacant||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Terry Moore*, Robert Brunato*,*, John Stokman vacant*|
|01-Dec||Old Federal Highway||John Thorn
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Mark K Taylor, Tim Minehan, Darren Garnon, Polly Templeton, James Curran|
|08-Dec||Dairy Road||Nick Boylan
|1 (finish chute), Tim Brown|
|1 (finish chute) Des Brown|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.