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Danger Will Robinson

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

February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C grade criterium
Motorplex
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

February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C Grade criterium
Parklands
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

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

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,

Back to D grade?

December 2nd, 2014

PDDC C grade criterium
Motorplex long course
30 November 2014

This report is short and sweet, I got spat out the back after 3 laps and worked hard to avoid being lapped, which I did by about 10 metres …

Back racing crits

December 2nd, 2014

PDDC C grade criterium
Smeaton Way
23 November 2014

Just because I have not been posting race reports, does not mean I have not been racing. I have already raced 3 WCMCC criteriums this season. … This was the 1st PDCC criterium of the season and the 1st of my new tactics. For once instead of being aggressive and attacking from the start.…

A bunch of rookie mistakes

August 18th, 2014

Over 50s 56km support race
Collie Donnybrook Return Classic
Collie
16 August 2014

I entered the over 50s support 56km scratch race at the Collie Donnybrook Return Classic, so I could get a look at the tough half of the course without having to ride the full 106km race at threshold …

Not your normal race day

August 12th, 2014

PDCC C grade
Dog Hill
9 August 2014

I approached this race with a heavy heart, one of the riders I raced with for the last two years, took their own life last Sunday.

For the sprinter in me

July 24th, 2014

PDCC C grade points race
Serpentine
19 July 2014

After racing for two years, I know I am a very ordinary sprinter and climber. What I do well is chase down or drive breakaways on the flat and the windier the better. I was going to have to use my abilities to my full advantage to perform well in the points race. Where you get points for your position crossing the line each of the six laps around the 8.8km Serpentine course. At least the course was flat, but the wind was not that strong.

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