Archive for September, 2013

Not a proper sprinter

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

PDCC D grade Serpentine
21 September 2013

The original plan was the Marianne Vos influenced tactics I tried at the Club Championships …

Not a classic ride from me

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Pinjarra Classic
Open D Grade
15 September 2013

With an open D grade race, you never know how good your opposition was going to be. In most open grade races, you race a grade down. Most of the B grade riders I knew from Peel were racing in the 50 strong C grade field. So I was expecting a much tougher group of riders than the usual Peel D Grade.

If it does not work on Saturday try it on Sunday

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

WCMCC D grade Wandi
September 8 2013

I know I said I would not race D grade with WCMCC again. But I had a hard race on Saturday, a couple of the strong D grade riders I rode the handicap with the week before were racing and …

Riding with a little more aggression

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

PDCC D Grade Club Championship
Wandi 7 September 2013

While writing my previous race reports, I realised I was not riding with the confidence or aggression to win race. So I decided to do something about that.

Prior to the race, I was watching Marianne Vos win GP Plouay by attacking, splitting the bunch…

Wrong grade, right race, still lacking the confidence

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

WCMCC Doug Willing Handicap
25 August 2013

Turned up late, registered, got given a number and found myself in D grade. Which was going to be an interesting race…

Realising the errors of my ways

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

PDCCD D Grade points race Wandi
24 August 2013

I rode to the course expecting a scratch race and expecting the usual fun and games at my favourite circuit. Tom would attack from the start, I would reel him back, Don would follow. The two of us would get a break on the kick up Bodeman Road. Dave P and another rider or two would chase us down a lap later…

Spinning a bit faster

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

ATTA 20km Time Trial Wandi
18th August 2013

I have only ridden TT bike twice since April. So prior to this race I started practicing. I quickly found that the occasional pain I suffer in the left knee, was becoming more frequent and related to efforts at low cadence. Which was going to be an issue, since my TT riding style was to power along in a big gear at a relatively low cadence …