Archive for December, 2013

Back to D grade next week

Monday, December 16th, 2013

PDDC C grade criterium
15 December 2013

Arrive with enough time, to register and ride a couple of laps. Only to find the newly widened top corner had been damaged by a tractor, rendering the new section dangerous and resulting in the new section of corner being roped off, reverting to last year’s narrow single file corner. Did not even get to test it at speed, as next time round two other riders where slowly making their way round.

Not a great race

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

PDDCC criterium C grade
Kwinana Motorplex
8 December 2013

Even with a few warm up laps, I was not confident riding the newly widened first corner. I was feeling a little better about the bottom corner a 180 degree turn. While I could not carry a great deal of speed through that corner, it played into my strength of being able to accelerate hard from a slow speed up an incline.

I started mid pack, but found myself slowly sliding down the bunch …

Tyre Issues

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

PDCC criterium
Smeaton Way, Rockingham
1 December 2013

The D grade regulars, looked relieved when I told then I was riding C grade.

I went into C grade with a simple aim in mind, stay in the front six riders or so, for as long as possible and not worry about a result. &#8230