Archive for June, 2015

Totally out of character

Monday, June 8th, 2015

PDCC C grade
Serpentine
6 June 2015

Anybody who has read my race reports or has raced with me, knows I only ride in two positions in the bunch on the front or at the back, well today was different. With 24 riders, it was the largest PDDC grade I have raced. I knew about half the riders, the ones to get in a breakaway with, the wheel to follow in a sprint, the riders not to near in the sprint. The other half were unknowns, including a number racing for the first time (the club is doing a great deal on three event licences and entry fees to get them hooked).

I rolled out on the front on the bunch, up Gull Road, everybody wanted to move up, I ended up mid pack as we turned on to Rapids Road, into a headwind. The bunch really stretched out, I had to kick hard to get to the half dozen riders on the front, and that is were I stayed for most of the race …

Back to writing race reports

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Dwellingup handicap
31 May 2015

Just because I have no shared any race reports, does not mean I have not been racing or writing reports. I even won my first race in over a year, taking out a reduced bunch sprint at Casuarina four weeks ago.

I did want to publish all my reports in chronological order. However, there is a lot of work to be done in finishing the reports written and writing missing reports. So I am cutting my losses and starting from last Saturday.

The Dwellingup Handicap is not a favourite of mine, mainly because as you ride back from Pinjarra up a busy Williams Road, there is a six kilometre or so climb, with a two kilometre section averaging 7%.