Archive for February, 2015

A special race

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Lara Devenish Memorial Criterium
PDDC D grade
8 February 2015

This race was personal, when I started racing almost 3 years ago, I was racing with Lara …

That close to going with the plan

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

PDCC Criterium C grade
1 February 2015

After my last couple of C grade races at Parklands, I went in with the simple intention of doing the minimal amount as work as possible, not to attack and finish with the pack. It almost went to plan.

Danger Will Robinson

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

I actually had a plan for this race, which was get to the front and stay there as a lot of riders will get dropped in first frantic ten minutes. If nobody was willing to set a fast pace, I was going to. The race started badly, I was in the third row, about 10 […]

I need to pay attention

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C grade criterium
25 January 2015

I had two criteriums in two days, I went into this race with no real plan. Nearest thing to a plan was the idea of do not do any work early, just wait and see what happens later in the race, there will be no real attacks early in the race

Stick to the plan

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C Grade criterium
18 January 2015

I learnt my lesson from my last race here. So I went into the race with a simple plan, keep my head down, do the minimal amount of work required, and do not attack until the a lap and a bit to go.

Getting better at this cornering, most of the time

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C grade criterium
Smeaton Way, Rockingham
11 January 2015

It is surprising what a little bit of practice and confidence does with my cornering. Sure I did drop a bike length a couple times in corners, but I spent more time cursing the riders in front who slowed into corners, forcing me to apply the brakes. The only time I applied the brakes to slow into a corner on my own accord was on the flying last lap and I was not taking the usual line, overtaking B grade.

Can corner, can’t hold position in group

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

WCMCC C grade criterium
Smeaton Way, Rockingham
4 January 2015

First criterium of the year and after my last three efforts, I was wondering how I would go. As my fear of cornering had returned. I was also racing in a bunch of 32 riders,