Archive for November, 2013

My worst crit?

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Tint A Car criterium
Open C grade
Kwinana Motorplex
November 28 2013

The field had changed from the previous week, an extra 10 riders, a lot of new riders and number I recognised rode club B grade. So I expected a tough race and was hoping to last five laps.

Testing myself

Monday, November 25th, 2013

WCMCC C grade criterium
Smeaton Way Rockingham
24 November 2013

This race was likely the last WCMCC criterium for the year for me. As the PDCC criterium season starts next Sunday at the same circuit. This was going to be a good chance for me to test my legs and see if I am going to ride C or D grade with PDCC …

A quick blast in Open C grade

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Tint A Car Criterium
Open C grade
Kwinana Motorplex
21 November 2013

You read it right, I was racing C grade in open competition. My results in D grade in open competition have not been that good. So in theory tonight was a step up, but with only 3 grades to choose from, it was C grade or nothing, and me being a race junkie, decided to give it a go.

Found my missing minute

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

PDCC 16km TT
Hopelands

Last week, at this race I lost a minute, I needed to see if I could get back to where I was before the break.

A quick TT before breakfast

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

ATTA Early Bird in the Park
17km TT (5 laps of 3.4km circuit with 1km 4% avg climb)
Kings Park
12 November 2013

Not falling for the same mistake my last race, I had already scouted out the circuit doing a couple of laps on Sunday and I turned up on time and warmed up.

Only problem, no real strategy to deal with 500m flat, U turn, 500m flat, 1km descent at 5%, 200m flat, U turn, 200m flat, 1km climb at 5% average, circuit that was covered 5 times.

The first lap was interesting, start was good …

Another racing lesson

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

WCMCC C grade criterium
Wangara
10 November 2013

Lesson for today, when racing at a new course:

  • Know where it is
  • Have a realistic travel time
  • Leave on time
  • When you get there 10 minutes before the start, make sure your front wheel goes on straight and does not rub the brakes

    So I line up without a sighting lap or warm up. And we are off at pace. I drop to the back, first two corners no issues …

First crit of the season

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

WCMCC C grade criterium

Kewdale
3 November 2013
35 minutes + 2 laps

After my last criterium, which was same grade, same course and saw me only last 17 minutes with the bunch. I went into today with a simple mission, finish with the group.