Archive for April, 2013

PDCC D Grade Serpentine 27 April 2013

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

First race of the season, mainly familiar faces from the criterium season, a couple from last years road race season and a few new faces. 17 starters in all in what started out as a nice sunny day, but by race start it was a constant drizzle. In the grand scheme of things, I want to get promoted to C grade in 6 races, which means finishing top 3 every week, or getting a few wins.

Stan Gurney VC Memorial – D Grade criterium

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I had scouted the course out via Strava and Google maps/sreetview before signing up for the race. A quick couple ofs ighting laps and I found it was a lot more technical than my research revealed. For those unfamiliar with cycling terms a technical course is one with lots of difficult corners, and given my limited cornering skills this was going to be an interesting ….

Racing is dangerous

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

WCMCC C grade road race Herne Hill 21 April 2013

My first race with the West Coast Masters, it was suggested I should race C grade. Happy to oblige, while I am a D grade at Peel, given it is now road race season, I should earn promotion in the couple of months to C grade. I was treating this race as a big learning experience…