The third race in three days, and while that had some bearing on my performance, it was not the only factor. The Motorplex is my least favourite course, with two tight corners I struggle with. It is also exposed and windy, the 25kph gusting to 40 kph easterly was worse than usual, and I should of realised watching the races before mine getting broken up by the wind…
Archive for January, 2013
First ride with WCMCC (West Coast Master Cycling Club), second ride at Smeaton Way and my second points race, Where you score points, usually 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd and 1 for 1st, every certain number of laps, or here every 10 minutes. Person with most points win. The race favours riders with explosive bursts of speed, given my limited sprinting prowess, I needed a good plan, which was to get into a good spot for the first sprint, wait until it was over, then launch an attack, get a break and try and stay away for the couple of sprints.
RCCC (Roues Chaudes Cycling Club) Australia Day Criterium, Bentley Tech Park, 26 January 2013
First time at in an “open” race and first the Bentley Tech Park circuit, with one difficult corner, downhill, off camber 90 degree that caught a few A graders out later. Another 90 degree corner and a uphill drag to the finish, which should suit me.
Biggest field of the season and it was not your normal PDCC D grade race, no matter who attacked or how hard you attacked, you got reeled back in, pronto. I know I tried a few times, a one stage a group of 5 strong riders got about 7m off the front, I went to […]
It is the Motorplex it has corners,in other words badly, was my answer to anybody asking how I would go today.
Race Report PDCC Time Trial Hopelands 9 January 2013
I would not normally write a race report for a time trial, it is very much an individual event, however, by popular request here it is.
Parklands is a favourite of mine, not a true criterium circuit, 4km in length, 3 moderate corners, a 400m climb and a descent straight after on less than perfect road surface, but for me it is a circuit that suits my strengths.
I went out with a simple plan, be active, get involved in any breakaways. Failing that, launch an attack with a lap to go from the top of the climb …